Eric A. Zacks
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 (or is forthcoming) in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Penn State Law Review, Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal and Marquette Law Review. His most recent piece, "The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting," will be published in the Florida State University 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 also was awarded the 2013 Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching at the law school. 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 Law, 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 earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his bachelor of arts, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Transactional Law Competition
The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting, 42 Florida State University Law Review (forthcoming, 2015)
Contract Review: Cognitive Bias, Moral Hazard, and Situational Pressure, 9 Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal (2015).
Not a Party: Challenging Mortgage Assignments (with Dustin A. Zacks), 59 St. Louis University Law Journal 175 (2014).
Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, 97 Marquette Law Review 695 (2014).
Contracting Blame, 15 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 169 (2012).
Unstacking the Deck? Contract Manipulation and Credit Card Accountability, 78 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1471 (2010).
Dismissing the Class: A Practical Approach to the Class Action Restriction on the Legal Services Corporation, 110 Penn State Law Review 1 (2005) (with Joshua D. Blank) reprinted in Class Action Litigation and Limitations (Icfai University Press, 2008).