Skip to main content

Robin B Kar


Research Interests

Commercial Law; Contracts; Economics and Law; Human Rights; Intellectual Property; International and Comparative Law; Jurisprudence; Legal History; Psychology and Law


Ph.D. University of Michigan
J.D. Yale Law School
B.A. Harvard University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, College of Law
Interim Head, Philosophy
Professor, Philosophy

Recent Publications

Kar, R. B., & Radin, M. J. (2019). Pseudo-contract and shared meaning analysis. Harvard Law Review, 132(4), 1137-1219.

Kar, R. B. (2018). Transformational Marriage: The Religious Case For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage. In R. F. Wilson (Ed.), The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law (pp. 375-412). Cambridge University Press.

Kar, R. B., & Lindo, J. (2017). Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law. In R. Brownsword, E. Scotford, & K. Yeung (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford University Press.

Kar, R. B. (2017). The Evolutionary Game-Theoretic Foundations of Law. Law and Social Inquiry, 42(1), 38-48.

Kar, R. B. (2017). Trump as the First Deal-Maker-In-Chief: Promise and Perils of the Model. University of Illinois Law Review Online, 2017.

View all publications on Illinois Experts