Eric A. Zacks
Office: Room 3261
Telephone: (313) 577-0508
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J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of Michigan
Eric A. Zacks is an assistant professor of law at Wayne State University Law School. His recent scholarship focuses on the relevance of behavioral sciences to contract formation, breach, and enforcement. His work has been published in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and the Penn State Law Review, and his forthcoming article, “Shame, Regret, and Contract Design,” will be published in the Marquette Law Review.
In 2012 and 2013, Professor Zacks was voted Professor of the Year by the second- and third-year law students at Wayne. He teaches a variety of business law courses, including Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and Corporations, as well as a first-year Contracts course.
Prior to joining Wayne State, Professor Zacks was a partner in the corporate and securities department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, a Detroit law firm, with a practice focus on complex acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity financings, and other aspects of corporate transactions. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan.
"Shame, Regret, and Contract Design," 97 Marq. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2013)
"Contracting Blame," 15 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 169 (2012)
"Unstacking the Deck? Contract Manipulation and Credit Card Accountability," 78 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1471 (2010).
"Dismissing the Class: A Practical Approach to the Class Action Restriction on the Legal Services Corporation," 110 Penn St. L. Rev. 1 (2005) (with Joshua D. Blank) reprinted in Class Action Litigation and Limitations (Icfai University Press, 2008).
- April 9, 2013
Eric Zacks recently presented his paper, "Shame, Regret, and Contract Design," at the eighth annual International Conference on Contracts, which was held at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. The paper will be published in the Marquette Law Review later this year.
- February 4, 2013
Eric Zacks traveled to Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, on Jan. 31 to present a draft of his current paper, "Contract Design: Shame, Regret, and Conformity."
- October 19, 2012
Eric Zacks presented a draft version of his forthcoming piece, "Contract Design: Shame, Regret, and Conformity," at the Central States Law Schools Association 2012 Scholarship Conference held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
- March 21, 2012
Eric Zacks presented his paper, "Contracting Blame," on March 2nd at the 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts, which was held at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. The paper will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2018406
- March 11, 2011
Eric Zacks's 2005 article with co-author NYU Professor Joshua Blank was cited in a Supreme Court brief. Oral argument for the case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is scheduled for March 29, 2011. Dukes, a sexual discrimination lawsuit, has been brought as a civil rights class action suit on behalf of approximately 1.5 million women.
- October 13, 2010
Eric Zacks's 2005 article, co-authored with NYU Professor Joshua Blank, was cited in a Supreme Court brief. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Nov. 9. More information here.
- Eric Zacks was the subject of a feature article in C&G News titled "Law students honor Wayne State professor for second straight year."
- Eric Zacks was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Transactional law team places third in competition."
- Eric Zacks was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Moroun's announced resignation from board of directors didn't sway the judge."
- Eric Zacks was highlighted in a Legal News feature article titled "Finding his niche: Wayne Law professor specializes in nuances of corporate law."