Eric A. Zacks
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of Michigan
Eric Zacks is an assistant professor of law at Wayne State University Law School. His scholarship focuses on modern consumer contracting practices and the relevance of behavioral and cognitive sciences to the legal and social construction of contract formation, breach and enforcement. His work has been published in many law reviews and journals, including the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Florida State University Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Marquette Law Review and Penn State Law Review. His forthcoming article, "The Restatement (Second) of Contracts §211: Unfulfilled Expectations and the Future of Modern Standardized Consumer Contracts," will be published in the William & Mary Business Law Review.
In 2012 and 2013, Zacks was voted Professor of the Year by the second- and third-year law students at Wayne Law. 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, 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 degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Transactional Law Competition
The Restatement (Second) of Contracts §211: Unfulfilled Expectations and the Future of Modern Standardized Consumer Contracts, William & Mary Business Law Review (forthcoming)
A Standing Question: Mortgages, Assignment, and Foreclosure (with Dustin A. Zacks), Probate & Property (September/October, 2015)
The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting, 42 Florida State University Law Review (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).