Evidence Law

Anat Horovitz

Dr. Anat Horovitz

Room 108
02-5882576

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Fields of Interest:

Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law, Evidence Law.

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Anat earned her first degree in law (LL.B. summa cum laude) at the Hebrew University Law School, and her second degree in law (LL.M. with Distinction) at the London School of Economics. Anat wrote her doctoral thesis on "Procedural and Evidential Aspects of Sentencing Hearings" at the Hebrew University Law School, and earned her LL.D. in 2004 (magna cum laude).


Anat clerked for former Justice Eliezer Goldberg of the Israel Supreme Court, and the Libai-Sheinman criminal law firm. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and during her many years in private practice she specialized in criminal law litigation, focusing in particular on white-collar defense work. Since 2005, Anat is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Minister of Justice on Criminal Procedure, headed by Justice Miriam Naor of the Israel Supreme Court.


Anat is currently the coordinator and chairperson of the Criminal Law Workshop which meets every two weeks throughout the school year in order to discuss current work in the field.

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Dr. Adi Leibovitch

Dr. Adi Leibovitch

Senior Lecturer
Room 223
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Dr. Adi Leibovitch is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and a member of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. She served as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and as a visiting researcher at NYU School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and UCLA School of Law. 

Leibovitch's research focuses on the economic analysis of law, behavioral theory, and empirical methods, as applied to the study of the institutional design of courts, litigation, and legal decision-making, with a particular interest in the criminal justice system. She has published articles in leading peer review and law review journals, including the Journal of Legal StudiesNorthwestern University Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review Online. Her research has received several awards and grants, including a research grant from the Israel Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award.  

Before starting to teach, Leibovitch was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. She received her LL.M. and J.S.D from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Scholar at the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, and a Russell Baker Scholar. She also earned her LL.B. and M.B.A, both magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her M.A. summa cum laude in public policy, mediation and conflict resolution from Tel-Aviv University. Leibovitch practiced law at the Military Advocate General Corps in Israel Defense Forces, where she served as legal counsel in the International Law Department, a prosecutor and deputy head of the Intelligence and Narcotics Section in the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, and a public defender in the Office of the Military Public Defender for the Central District.

 

Education

J.S.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2016.
LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, 2011.
M.A., Tel-Aviv University, School of Public Policy, 2009.
M.B.A., Hebrew University, School of Business Administration, 2007.
LL.B., Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, 2005.

 

Representative Publications

Leibovitch, Adi, Institutional Design and the Psychology of the Trial Judge, in Bartosz Brozek, Jaap Hage, and Nicole A. Vincent (Eds.), Law and Mind: A Survey of Law and the Cognitive Sciences, pp. 193–206 (Cambridge University Press) (2021)

Leibovitch, Adi, and Alexander Stremitzer, Experimental Methods in Constitutional LawUniversity of Chicago Law Review Online (2021)

Leibovitch, Adi, Punishing on a Curve, 111(5) Northwestern University Law Review 1205 (2017).

Leibovitch, Adi, Relative Judgments, 45(2) Journal of Legal Studies 281 (2016).

 

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Ofer Malcai

Dr. Ofer Malcai

Room 204
02-5881152
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Dr. Ofer Malcai has been a faculty member in the Faculty of Law since 2016. His main fields of interest are evidence law, legal and moral philosophy, and the interface between law and complex systems. After receiving his first degree in Law from the Hebrew University, Ofer clerked for Justice Esther Hayut of the Israeli Supreme Court, and then pursued doctoral studies in Law at the Hebrew University, graduating in 2015. Ofer also holds a first degree in physics and mathematics, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics, all from the Hebrew U.   

 

Education  

B.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics), Hebrew University. 

M.Sc. (Physics),  magna cum laude, Hebrew University. 

LL.B. (Law), magna cum laude, Hebrew University. 

Ph.D. (Physics), Hebrew University. 

LL.D. (Law), Hebrew University

 

Representative Publications

Using Complexity to Calibrate Legal Response to Covid-19, 9 Front. Phys., 650943:1-13 (2021) (with Michal Shur-Ofry), https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2021.650943 

Institutions for Collective Action and Social Contagion —Community Gardens as a Case Study, 15(1) Regulation & Governance 63-81 (2021) (with Michal Shur-Ofry), http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12256 

Reasonable Self-doubt.15(1) Criminal Law and Philosophy 25-45 (2021) (with Ram Rivlin), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11572-020-09528-7

Which Came First, the Procedure or the Substance? Justificational Priority and the Substance–Procedure Distinction, 34(1) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1-19 (2014) (with Ronit Levine-Schnur), http://doi:10.1093/ojls/gqt032

 

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