Dr. Ofer Malcai

Ofer Malcai
Room 204

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.   



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