Welcome! My name is Yonathan Arbel and I am an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. My areas of expertise are in contracts, commercial law, and torts. I teach classes and seminars in contracts, contract theory, and secured transactions. I enjoy thinking about social problems using the tools of law, economics, and sociology, and my work combines both theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of law.

My writings can be found here. I am also happy to respond to media inquires in my areas of expertise, litigation consultations, and questions by aspiring academics. For questions, you can reach me using this link.

The posts section of this blog is used to keep in touch with students and to keep track of stray thoughts. Nothing here represents any formal or professional stance and some ideas are just explored for the sake of exploration.

I am an avid believer that feedback is a true form of generosity. To encourage that, I also welcome anonymous communications, which can be sent through this link.

I spy @ProfArbel on the @abc3340 news! Check out the second video on the page and the accompanying article where he comments about contract cancellations in the time of COVID.


Just started playing Portal 2 with my 6.5 yo. Such an awesome game.

“Okay. Look. We both said a lot of things that you’re going to regret. But I think we can put our differences behind us. For science. You monster.”

In the middle of a long conversation with a scammer who announced that I won $10 million dollars. He’s now waiting on the line as I dress up, so I can go to Walgreen’s and pay the “processing fee”

Problem is: It will take me at least 3-4 hours to find a proper shirt

The new FAR system is terrible. Most annoying: It lists the candidates’ teaching interests in alphabetical order.

So you get someone whose heart is in the right place (Ks, duh) but the system shows their 1st interest as Admiralty

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