Eric A. Feldman
Heimbold Chair in International Law, Professor of Law; Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Deputy Dean for International Programs
Eric Feldman’s expertise is in Japanese law, comparative public health law, torts, and law and society. His books and articles explore the comparative dimensions of rights, dispute resolution, and legal culture, often in the context of urgent policy issues, including the regulation of smoking, electronic cigarettes, HIV/AIDS, and natural and nuclear disasters.
UNFILTERED: CONFLICTS OVER TOBACCO POLICY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (with Ronald Bayer, ed., Harvard Univ. Press 2004).
THE RITUAL OF RIGHTS IN JAPAN: LAW, SOCIETY, AND HEALTH POLICY (Cambridge Univ. Press 2000).
Articles and Book Chapters
Regulating E-Cigarettes: Why Policies Diverge, in THE LEGAL PROCESS AND THE PROMISE OF JUSTICE: STUDIES INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF MALCOLM FEELEY (Rosann Greenspan et al. eds., Cambridge University Press 2019).
Letter, Expanding Long-Term Care Options for Persons with Serious Mental Illness, 313 J. AM. MED. ASS'N 1756 (2015) (with Mitchell D. Feldman and Saul Feldman).
Compensating the Victims of Japan’s 3-11 Fukushima Disaster, 16 ASIAN-PAC. L. & POL’Y J. (forthcoming 2015). (forthcoming)
Health Insurance, Employment, and the Human Genome: Regulating Genetic Discrimination in the United States, in COMPARATIVE ISSUES IN THE GOVERNANCE OF RESEARCH BIOBANKS: PROPERTY, PRIVACY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY, (Giovanni Pascuzzi et al., Springer 2013) (with Chelsea Darnell).
Why Patients Sue Doctors: The Japanese Experience, 37 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 792 (2009).
The Bioethics of Tobacco, in THE PENN CENTER GUIDE TO BIOETHICS (Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester, and Arthur Caplan, eds., NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2009).
The Tuna Court: Law and Norms in the World’s Premier Fish Market, 94 CAL. L. REV. (2006), reprinted in CUSTOMARY LAW AND ECONOMICS (Lisa Bernstein & Francesco Parisi eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).
More publications can be found here.
A Solution in Search of a Problem? The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. (forthcoming)
What Judges Really Do: Judicial Settlement Conferences in Japan. (forthcoming)
- Japanese Law
- Law and Society
- Comparative Law
- Public Health Law
- Law and Norms
- Medical Malpractice
- Vaccination Law/Policy/Ethics
Penn Law - Professor of Law (2006- ); Co-Director Penn Center for Asian Law (2014- ); Deputy Dean for International Affairs (2009-12); Assistant Professor (2001-2006); Penn - Bioethics, Senior Fellow - (2001-).
Institute for Law and Society, NYU - Associate Director (1996-2001)
Visiting Professor - Stanford University; Waseda University, Japan; Seikei University, Japan; Institut d'Etudes, Politiques de Paris; University of Trento, Italy; Georgetown Law Center
Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale - Health Policy Research Scholar (1994-96)
Trustee (elected) - Law and Society Association (2003-2006)
World Health Organization, Global Programme on AIDS/Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS - Consultant (1995-96)
Editorial Board, Law and Social Inquiry (2011-13)
Editorial Advisory Board, Food and Drug Policy Report (2010- )
Editorial Board, Law and Society Review (2007-10)
Chair, Article Prize Committee, Law and Society Association (2010)
Planning Committee, Inaugural Meeting, Law and Society in East Asia, Hong Kong University (2010)
Member, Research Agenda Development Group on Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2008-9)
- Law and Society in Japan
- Law and Social Policy
- Law and Science
- Tobacco: Law, Policy, and Ethics
- Public Health Law & Policy: Domestic & Global Perspectives