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Melvin A. Eisenberg

Melvin A. Eisenberg

After graduating from law school at Harvard University, Melvin Eisenberg practiced with the New York firm of Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler. He also served as assistant counsel to the President's commission on the assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) and as assistant corporations counsel of New York City. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1966, where he is Koret Professor of Law. He also is the Justin W. D'Atri Professor of Law, Business, and Society at Columbia University.

He is the author of The Nature of the Common Law (1991) and The Structure of the Corporation (1997) and has published casebooks on the subjects of contracts and corporations. He held the American Law Institute's Justice R. Ammi Cutter Chair from 1991 to 1993, and was chief reporter for the Institute's Principles of Corporate Governance. He has been a Guggenheim fellow, a Fulbright senior scholar, and has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Milan and the University of Cologne. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT LAW (Oxford University Press, 2019)