Meirav Furth-Matzkin is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School. Her primary research interests are contract law, consumer protection, cyber law, privacy law, behavioral law and economics, and empirical methods in law. Her dissertation project investigates the impact of deceptive market practices on consumers’ (mis)perceptions and behavior, while applying mixed empirical methodologies and psychological insights. Her first paper on this topic, which was awarded the Harvard Law School John M. Olin Prize in law and economics and was published in the Journal of Legal Analysis, reveals that drafting parties routinely contravene the law by inserting unenforceable terms into their contracts.
Meirav is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School. She holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and International Relations (cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before joining Harvard Law School, Meirav clerked for Honorable Justice Uzi Vogelman at the Supreme Court of Israel. She is currently a graduate research fellow at the Program on Negotiation, the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics & Business, and the Program on the Foundations of Private Law (Harvard Law School). She is also a Pearlman Scholar, a P.E.O International Peace Prize recipient, and a member of Harvard’s Empirical Legal Studies Group (HELS) and the Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) at Harvard Business School.