from law school, Melvin Eisenberg was associated
with the New York firm of Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays
& Handler. He also served as assistant counsel
to the President's commission on the assassination
of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) and as
assistant corporations counsel of New York City.
He joined the Boalt faculty in 1966.
Eisenberg is the author
of The Nature of the Common Law and The Structure
of the Corporation and has published casebooks on
the subjects of contracts and corporations. He held
the American Law Institute's Justice R. Ammi Cutter
Chair from 1991 to 1993. He has been a visiting
professor at Harvard University, a Guggenheim fellow
and a Fulbright senior scholar. He was chief reporter
for the American Law Institute's Principles of Corporate
Governance. He is presently a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 1998, he has
been the Justin W. D'Atri Professor of Law, Business
and Society at Columbia. Eisenberg is also an adviser
to the Restatement (Third) of Agency and Restatement
(Third) of Restitution. He has been a member of,
and is presently a consultant to, the ABA's Committee
on Corporate Laws.
In 1984 Eisenberg delivered
the Cooley Lectures at the University of Michigan.
He has also given lectures at a number of universities
in the United States, Germany, Italy, England, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He was awarded
the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in
1990. In 1998 the University of Milan conferred
upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.