Eric A. Feldman
Professor of Law
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, HIV/AIDS, and natural and nuclear disasters.
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, HIV/AIDS, and natural and nuclear disasters. Feldman has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in Japan and has received grants and fellowships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Bar Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. He is the author or editor of books published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Harvard University Press, and his articles have appeared in journals including the California Law Review, Law in Japan, American Journal of Comparative Law, Los Angeles Times, Social and Legal Studies, Hastings Center Report, Lancet, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
- Japanese Law
- Health Law
- Law and Society
- Comparative Law
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).
BLOOD FEUDS: AIDS, BLOOD, AND THE POLITICS OF MEDICAL DISASTER (with Ronald Bayer ed., Oxford Univ. Press 1999).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Triumph and Tragedy of Tobacco Control: A Tale of Nine Nations, ANN. REV. L. & SOC. SCI. (2011) (with Ronald Bayer).
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).
Suing Doctors in Japan: Structure, Culture, and the Rise of Malpractice Litigation, in FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (Michael McCann and David Engel, eds., Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).
Law, Culture, and Conflict: Dispute Resolution in Postwar Japan, in LAW IN JAPAN: A TURNING POINT? (Daniel Foote ed., University of Washington Press, 2007).
New Lower Nicotine Cigarettes Produce Compensatory Smoking and Increased Carbon Monoxide Exposure, 86 DRUG & ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE 294 (2007) (with Andrew A. Strasser, Caryn Lerman, Paul M. Sanborn, and Wallace B. Pickworth).
Lessons from the Comparative Study of Tobacco Control, in UNFILTERED: CONFLICTS OVER TOBACCO POLICY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (with Ronald Bayer, ed., Harvard Univ. Press 2004).
The Limits of Tolerance: Cigarettes, Politics, and Society in Japan, in UNFILTERED: CONFLICTS OVER TOBACCO POLICY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (with Ronald Bayer, ed., Harvard Univ. Press 2004).
Legal Reform and Medical Malpractice Litigation in Japan: Justice, Policy, and the Expert Witness System, 76 HORITSU JIHO 16 (2004). (in Japanese).
A Comparative Look at Tobacco Control: The Law, Politics, and Ethics of Smoking in the US and Japan, 22 REV. ASIAN & PAC. STUD. (Oct. 2001).
HIV and Blood in Japan: Transforming Private Conflict into Public Scandal, in BLOOD FEUDS: AIDS, BLOOD, AND THE POLITICS OF MEDICAL DISASTER (with Ronald Bayer ed., Oxford Univ. Press 1999).
Testing the Force: HIV, the Military, and Human Rights in Australia, 13 AIDS & PUB. POL'Y J. 85 (1998).
Rapid Self-Testing for HIV Infection (M. Merson, E. Feldman, R. Bayer, J. Stryker), 349 THE LANCET 352 (1997).
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- ); Deputy Dean for International Affairs (2010-12); 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