Prof. Eugene Kontorovich
Professor Kontorovich’s research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law, and law and economics. He has authored a series of papers that extend the economic analysis of law to public law. Prof. Kontorovich is also one of the leading experts on maritime piracy, universal jurisdiction and international criminal law. He has been called on to advise lawyers in historic piracy trials around the world. He is working on a book, Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law, under contract with Harvard University Press. His scholarship has been relied upon in numerous federal judicial opinions.
Prof. Kontorovich has also written and lectured extensively about the legal aspects of the Israel-Arab conflict.
He went to college and law school at the University of Chicago, where he also taught for two years as a visiting professor. After law school, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
During the 2011-12 academic year, Prof. Kontorovich is a resident member of the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Science, in Princeton.