Meirav Furth-Matzkin, whose cutting-edge scholarship focuses on the intersection of contract law, consumer protection and regulation, and behavioral law and economics, has joined UCLA Law as an assistant professor of law.
She comes from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow and as a lecturer in law.
Furth-Matzkin’s work examines the impact that the law bears on interactions between sellers and consumers and how contracts shape their relationships. Through research involving the study of unenforceable terms in standard form contracts, consumers’ reactions to sellers’ fraudulent representations, and more, Furth-Matzkin aims to advance consumer protection and assist policymakers in developing behaviorally and empirically informed regulation.
Her most recent article, “Consumer Psychology and the Problem of Fine-Print Fraud,” co-authored with Roseanna Sommers, was published in the Stanford Law Review in March 2020. Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Legal Analysis, Alabama Law Review, Minnesota Law Review and other leading academic journals.
Furth-Matzkin previously held several fellowships at Harvard Law School, where she earned an LL.M. and an S.J.D. with a dissertation titled “Deception by Contract,” and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she earned B.A. and L.L.B. degrees cum laude. In 2013-14, she clerked for Justice Uzi Vogelman of the Supreme Court of Israel.