Zev J. Eigen is the Iriving S. Ribicoff Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School in the spring of 2015, and a Visiting Professor at NYU Law School in the fall semester. He was recently named one of “40 Under 40” Rising Legal Stars by the National Law Journal.
Professor Eigen’s work involves quantitative analysis of big data. For the past few years, he has been working with the world leader in machine learning as applied to contracts, Contracts Standards.
Professor Eigen earned his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. His dissertation, entitled, “A Behavioral Theory of Contract,” uses qualitative interviews, survey data, and the results of a large-scale online behavioral experiment to explore individuals’ experiences with and interpretations of form-adhesive contracts. This research was supported by a Dissertation Improvement Grant in Law and Social Sciences by the National Science Foundation, a Graduate Research Fellowship by Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and generous funding by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
He also holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (with honors).
Professor Eigen practiced labor and employment law since 1999. He worked as an associate with the law firm, Littler Mendelson in California, and then as Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation’s Senior Counsel, Labor Relations.
Zev was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and grew up in SoHo in New York City. He’s also lived in Ithaca, NY, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Hawai’i, Boston, and Chicago.
Email: zev [at] zeveigen [dot] [com].