Doctorate Research Fellows

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Yael Cohen-Rimer

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Yael completed her LL.B. in Law & Sociology (Magna Cum Laude) and her LL.B in Public and International Law (Magna Cum Laude) at the Hebrew University. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant to Prof. Guy Davidov, and clerked at the ICTR as a part of the Minerva Center for Human Rights’ program on Transitional justice. She also worked parallel to her studies, at the Israeli Democratic Institute, under Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer.  After her studies she clerked for Hon. Justice Dorit Beinish at the Supreme Court of Israel, and afterwards worked as a Community Lawyer at “Yedid”, a human rights NGO, representing low-income families and people in the fields of Social Security, Debts, Housing and Labor Law.

 

During her studies, Yael won several honorable awards and scholarships, including the President Scholarship for Doctoral Students from the Hebrew University, the Dean's Award, and the Tebby Miller (excellence in combined degree) Honor from the law faculty. Yael is a research fellow at the Law Faculty of the Herbrew University since 2017.

 

Dissertation Subject: "Constitutional Analysis of Income-assumptions: the Israeli Welfare case-study". 

Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Barak Medina

 

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Yael  Kariv-Teitelbaum

Yael Kariv-Teitelbaum

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Yael completed her LL.B. in Law & Psychology (Summa Cum Laude, 3rd in her class) at the Hebrew University. During her studies, she served as the editor in-chief of The Hebrew University Law Review (‘MISHPATIM’) and worked as a research assistant to Prof. Shimon Shetreet. After her studies she clerked for Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelman at the Supreme Court of Israel, and afterwards worked as an attorney at economic litigation in The Movement for the Quality of Government. Since 2010 Yael is giving the mandatory course on "Legal Research and Writing" for 1L's students at the law faculty. She also taught a course on "Elections Law".

 

During her studies, Yael won several honorable awards and scholarships, including the President  Scholarship for Doctoral Students from the Hebrew University, the Faye Kaufman Memorial Prize for Doctoral Students from the Hebrew University, the Menachem Goldberg Honor from the International Society Labor Law and Social Security, a Research Honor from Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the Dean's Award , the Vineberg Erwing-Izidor Honor (Excellence in Public Law) and the Tebby Miller (excellence in combined degree) Honor  from the law faculty. Yael is a research fellow at the Law Faculty of the Herbrew University since 2015.

 

Dissertation Subject: "The Privatization of Regulation". Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Yoav Dotan. 

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Ori Katz

Ori Katz

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Ori Katz earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laudein law and psychology from the Hebrew University. He also received rabbinical ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.Ori was admitted to the Israel Bar Association in June 2015

 

As a law student, Ori served on the editorial board of Mishpatim, Hebrew University's law review. He was research assistant for Professor Eyal Zamir and Professor David Gliksberg in the field of behavioral and empirical legal studies. In addition, Ori was a TA in “Contract Law” and “Legal Research and Writing.” Upon graduation, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer.

 

Currently a research fellow in the faculty, Ori is writing his dissertation titled “An Attitude-Based Theory of Judgments and Decision-Making in Contract Law,” under the supervision of Professor Eyal Zamir. As a Ph.D candidate, Ori has served as a TA in “Property Law” and in the Workshop in Law and Economics, and is currently an instructor in “Contract Law.” He also practices as a prosecutor in the Student Disciplinary Committee.

 

Ori was awarded the Kaye Einstein Scholarship and the Joanna Friedlander Prizeand earned a research grant from the Aharon Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research. His paper, “The Remedy of Enforced Performance: Law, Theory, and Empirical Findings,” co-authored with Prof. Eyal Zamir and Dr. Leon Anijdar, was accepted to the Mishpatimjournal.Ori presented it at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE), KU Leuven, May 2018.

 

Abstract of the dissertation:

Judges' attitudes are considered a key element of judicial decision-making. When a law is implemented, the decision-maker's personal normative inclinations play a significant role in determining decisions. This happens due to two main reasons: First, when legal rules generate interpretative ambiguity, applying the law to a specific case legitimately requires judges' own interpretation. Second, judges may have a desired outcome they are inclined to arrive at, and they consciously and unconsciously adjust their arguments accordingly.

 

Despite the importance of judicial attitudes, no attempt has been made to systematically account for the diversity in attitudes, or to develop an empirical tool to measure them. My dissertation will take the first steps in filling this gap specifically concerning contract law. It will have four primary goals: (a) Developing an attitude-based theory of contracts by mapping the core conflicts that divide judges, lawyers, legal scholars, and laypersons regarding contract disputes. (b) Constructing and validating a questionnaire to measure people’s contractual attitudes. (c) Investigating the correlations and causal connections between contractual attitudes and individual characteristics such as gender, political affiliation, legal education, and culture. (d) Exploring how contractual attitudes influence decision-making in contracts disputes, consciously and unconsciously.

 

Dissertation topic: An Attitude-Based Theory of Judgments and Decision-Making in Contract Law.

Supervisor: Prof. Eyal Zamir.

 

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Nadiv  Mordechay

Nadiv Mordechay

 

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Nadiv Mordechay (LL.B, LL.M) is a LL.D candidate and a Research Fellow at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. His research interests include Israeli Public law, informal constitutional change and constitutional backsliding, constitutional theory and design, comparative constitutional law, social rights judicial review, and legislation. 

Alongside his research work, Nadiv gained professional experience clerking for Justice Ayala Procaccia in the Supreme Court of Israel; for Menachem Mazuz, Israel’s Attorney-General; and for five additional years at the Israel Democracy Institute. Nadiv served as the first Secretary-General of ICON-S-IL - The Israeli chapter of ICON-S – and was the founding-editor of ICON-S-IL BLOG

 

PUBLICATIONS

On the Access to Legislation, 19 MISHPAT IMIMSHAL 1 (2018) (Heb.) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link]

A Jewish and (Declining) Democratic State? Constitutional Retrogression in Israel, 77 MD. L. Rev. 244 (2017) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link]

Developments in Israeli Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review, in CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS - THE YEAR 2016 IN REVIEW (Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna and Simon Drugda eds., 2017) (with Justice Uzi Vogelman, Yaniv Roznai, and Tehilla Schwartz) [Link]

Access to Justice 2.0: Access to Legislation and Beyond, 3(3) THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LEGISLATION 1 (2016) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link

Constitutional Showdowns: the case of Judicial Review on Social-Economic Rights in Israel's Supreme Court 2002-2012 (2015) (LL.M Dissertation paper)

A GUIDEBOOK FOR ISRAELI LEGISLATORS (2015) (Heb.) (with Mordechai Kremnitzer and Amir Fuchs) [Link]

Towards a Cumulative Effect Doctrine: Aggregation in Constitutional Judicial Review, 44(2) MISHPATIM 596 (2014) (Heb.) (with Zemer Blondheim) [Link]

Legislative Impact Assessment on Children's Rights, 5 HATZAA LESEDER (IDI Paper Series) (2014) (Heb.) (with Mordechai Kremnitzer and Moshe Ostrovsky) [Link]

Costs Orders against Public Interest Litigants in the Israeli High Court of Justice: Did the HCJ closed its gates?, 6 MISHPATIM ONLINE (2013) (Heb.) (with Inbar Levy) [Link]

Who Should Regulate Commission Rates in the Advertising sector, 2 HATZAA LESEDER (IDI Paper Series) (2013) (Heb.) (with Tehilla Schwartz-Altshuler) [Link]

 

Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Yoav Dotan.

 

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