Ethan J. Leib

Ethan J. Leib is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He teaches in contracts, legislation, and regulation. His most recent book, Friend v. Friend: Friendships and What, If Anything, the Law Should Do About Them, explores the costs and benefits of the legal recognition of and sensitivity to friendship; it was published by Oxford University Press. Leib’s scholarly articles have recently appeared in the Yale Law JournalVirginia Law ReviewGeorgetown Law JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Law ReviewUniversity of Chicago Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review, and elsewhere. He has also written for a broader audience in the New York TimesUSA TodayPolicy ReviewWashington PostNew York Law JournalThe American Scholar, and The New Republic. Before joining Fordham, Leib was Professor of Law at the University of California–Hastings in San Francisco. He has served as a Law Clerk to then-Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and as a Litigation Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.

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