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Dr. Netta Barak-Corren

Dr. Netta Barak-Corren
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Netta Barak-Corren's research centers around empirical and behavioral analysis of public law, particularly in the areas of law and religion, equality, and conflicts of norms. Her current research includes empirical projects on decision-making in moral conflicts and conflicts between law and religion, law's diverse impact on discrimination, and motivating women and minorities to pursue STEM education (together with the Israeli Ministries of Finance and Economy). At the Hebrew University, she teaches constitutional law and seminars in behavioral law and policy. 

Before joining the Hebrew University in 2016, Netta received her S.J.D. (2016) and LL.M. (2013) from Harvard Law School, winning the Howard Raiffa prize and the Fisher-Sander prize for her scholarship. During her doctoral studies she founded and headed Harvard’s Empirical Legal Studies Group and served as a research fellow in the Program on Negotiation and the Behavioral Insights Group at Harvard University. Her research won numerous grants and awards, including the Sinclair Kennedy Fellowship, the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Graduate Research Award, the Program on Negotiation's Next Generation Grant, and the Menachem Goldberg Best Paper Award.

Netta received her LLB/BA in Law and in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011summa cum laude as the valedictorian of her class and a three-times recipient of the Albert Einstein and Rector awards. Before coming to Harvard, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Honorable Dorit Beinish.



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