Zev J. Eigen is an Associate Professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, with a courtesy appointment as an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management. In the fall of 2014, he will be visiting at NYU Law School, and at Yale Law School in the spring.
His work focuses on how organizations exchange with individuals from an economic-sociological perspective. He was recently named one of “40 Under 40” Rising Legal Stars by the National Law Journal.
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 now Chicago.
Email: zev [at] zeveigen [dot] [com].