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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, public health, dispute resolution, and legal culture, often in the context of urgent policy issues, including the regulation of smoking/vaping, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, 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, the Los Angeles Times, Social and Legal Studies, Hastings Center Report, Lancet, Law and Society Review, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Feldman’s media appearances include The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ABC, Fox, CBS, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Law, The Asahi Shimbun, BBC, KCBS, and Reuters. 

Education

  • PhD (jurisprud. & soc. pol.)University of California, Berkeley94
  • JDUniversity of California, Berkeley89
  • BAVassar82

Courses Taught

  • Law and Society in Japan| Torts| Law and Social Policy| Law and Science| Tobacco: Law, Policy, and Ethics| Public Health Law & Policy: Domestic & Global Perspectives| Disaster and the Law| Robot Revolution: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Challenges of Robotics in the U.S. and Japan

Expertise

  • Health Law|International and Comparative Law