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Leslie Sebba

Prof. Leslie Sebba

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law

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M.A., Queen’s College Oxford (1964); L.L.M., London School of Economics (1966); Dr.Juris., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976).

Full Professor since 2001; Director of the Institute, 1986-9, 2000-3

Member of Israel Bar and Inner TempleLondon.


Visiting Appointments:

Visiting Fellow at: Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania (1975-6); National Institute of Justice, WashingtonD.C. (1981-2); Institute ofCriminologyUniversity of Cambridge (1992); Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson CollegeOxford (1997); Human Rights Program, HarvardLaw School (2000); Wadham CollegeOxford (2003-4).

Founding editor of International Review of Victimology; other editorial board positions have included Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology,Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Interdisciplinary Review of Children’s Rights.

Member of Scientific Commission, International Society of Criminology; Acting ChairpersonIsrael Society of Criminology. Former Chair, Legal Committee of Prisoner Rehabilitation Council.



“Third Parties”: Victims and the Criminal Justice SystemOhio StateUniversity Press, ColumbusOH, 1996.

Children’s Rights and Traditional Values (ed, with G. Douglas)Dartmouth,

Aldershot, 1998.

 “Victims’ Rights and Legal Strategies: Israel as a Case Study”, Criminal Law Forum,

Vol.11, 2000, pp. 47-100

“When is a Prisoner not a Prisoner? ‘Service Work’ in Israel – and in Britain?” 

Criminal Law Review, July 2001, pp.543-559.

“Child Protection or Child Liberation? Reflections on the  

Movement to Ban Physical Punishment by Parents and Educators”,          

International Review of Victimology , Vol. 12, 2005, pp.159-187.

“Formal and Informal Conflict Resolution in International Criminal Justice”, in H-J Albrecht et al.(eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies – Between Tradition and Modernity, Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, 2006, pp. 25-43.

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Re'em Segev

Prof. Re'em Segev

Ivan C. Rand Chair in Criminal Law

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LL.B., Summa cum Laude, The Hebrew University

LL.M., Magna cum Laude, The Hebrew University

Ph.D., The Hebrew University


Representative Publications:

General Versus Special Theories of Discrimination, Journal of Moral Philosophy (2021).

Continuity in Morality and Law, Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2021).

Moral Innocence and the Criminal Law: Non-Mala Actions and Non-Culpable Agents, Cambridge Law Journal 79 (2020).

Should Law Track Morality? Criminal Justice Ethics 36 (2017): 205-223.

Responsibility and Justificatory Defenses, Criminal Law & Philosophy 11 (2017): 97-110.

Should We Prevent Deontological Wrongdoing? Philosophical Studies 173 (2016): 2049-2068.

Moral Rightness and the Significance of Law: Why, How and When Mistake of Law Matters, University of Toronto Law Journal 64 (2014): 36-63.

Justification under Uncertainty, Law & Philosophy 31 (2012): 523-563.

Hierarchical Consequentialism, Utilitas 22 (2010): 309-330.

Second-Order Equality and Levelling Down, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2009): 425-443.

Well-Being and Fairness, Philosophical Studies 131 (2006): 369-391.


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Sharon Shakargy

Dr. Sharon Shakargy

Associate Professor
Room 233
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Dr. Sharon Shakargy is an associate professor (senior lecturer) at the law faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Private International and Interreligious Law (Conflict of Laws), Family Law and Comparative Law. In her work, she studies the legal manifestations of identity and how they have changed over time. Her research focuses on questions such as the cross-border regulation of marriage and divorce, the regulation of alternative spousal relationships, the recognition of non-romantic relationships, surrogacy agreements, and the cross-border protection of people with disabilities. Some of her recent works were published in journals such as the Journal of Private International Law, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the International Journal of Policy, Law and the Family. 

Prior to joining the Hebrew University, Sharon served as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, a Fulbright Scholar and Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, and an academic visitor at the University of Oxford.

Sharon is the co-founder and Manager of the Israeli Family Law Forum, which is composed of legal academics, judges  and practitioners, as well as several researchers from other relevant fields. She has also served as a public representative in the ethics committee of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israeli Bar. 



LL.D. Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2013)

LL.M., magna cum laude, Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2007)

LL.B., Hebrew University, double major in law and humanities, Faculty  of Law and "Amirim" interdisciplinary honours program in liberal arts (2005)


Representative publications


Sharon Shakargy, Choice of Law in Matters of Marriage and Divorce in the Light of Changes in Substantive law(Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, 2015( ]Hebrew]

Chapters in Collections

Sharon Shakargy, La réglentation israélienne de le gestation pour autrui: Ça nous tient à cœur (mais seulement chez nous), in Véronique Boillet, Marta Roca I Escoda and Estelle Du Luze eds., La Gestation Pour Autrui: Approches Juridiques Internationales, 109-124 (Anthemis, 2018)

Sharon Shakargy, Israel, in Paul Beaumont and Katarina Trimmings eds., International Surrogacy Agreements: Legal Regulation at the National Level, 231-246 (Hart Publishing, 2013)


Sharon Shakargy, Whose Law is it Anyway? The Case of Matrimonial Property in Israel 23 Theoretical Inquiries of the Law (forthcoming 2022)

Sharon Shakargy, Family Shall Be Redeemed with Judgment? Family, Law and Family Law, 34 Bar-Ilan Law Review (forthcoming 2022) [Hebrew]

Miri Gur-Arye and Sharon Shakargy, Solidarity, Cultural Autonomy and Covid-19: The Case of the Ultra-Orthodox Sects in Israel, The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (forthcoming 2022)

Sharon Shakargy, Plus One: Who Defines One’s Significant Other? International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (forthcoming 2021)

Sharon Shakargy, The Outlawed Family: How Relevant is the Law in Family Litigation? 47 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 568-605 (2021)

Sharon Shakargy, Erroneous Correction 33 Bar-Ilan Law Review, 413-433 (2021) [Hebrew]

Sharon Shakargy, You Name it: On the Cross-Border Regulation of Names, 68 American Journal of Comparative Law 647-688 (2020) 

Sharon Shakargy, Choice of law for Surrogacy Agreements: In the in-Between of Status and Contract 16 Journal of Private International Law, 138-162 (2020) 

Sharon Shakargy, Public and Private Family Accords and the Globalized Modern World: A Comment on Daphna Hacker’s Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization 20 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, 34-47 (2019) [book review] 

Sharon Shakargy, Family, Contracts, Autonomy and Choice: On the Regulation of Families Through Contracts: A Comment on Dagan And Heller’s Choice Theory of Contracts 20 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, 90-103 (2019) [book review] 

Sharon Shakargy, What Do You Do When They Don’t Say ‘I Do’? Cross-Border Regulation for Alternative Spousal Relationships, 47 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 427-469 (2015) 

Sharon Shakargy, Marriage by the State or Married to the State? On Choice of Law for Marriage and Divorce, 9 Journal of Private International Law 499-533 (2013)


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Prof. Gabriela Shalev

Prof. Gabriela Shalev

Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law

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Gabriela Shalev was born in Tel Aviv in 1941. On 1964 she completed a bachelor’s degree in law magna cum laude at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, serving as an intern for Supreme Court Justice Yoel Sussman. She received her license to practice law in 1968, and in 1969 she was awarded a master’s degree in law magna cum laude from the Hebrew University. Shalev began to publish articles in legal journals in Israel, and later around the world. At the same time she began working on her doctorate thesis under the supervision of Prof. Gad Tedeschi. Shalev joined the Faculty of Law in 1973, and in 1990 was appointed to the Lawrence Biele Chair of Contract Law. In the years 2008-2010 Prof. Shalev served as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations – the first woman to fill this position. Over the years she has been a member of numerous public committees and commercial boards of directors, and she also served as the president of Ono Academic Campus. Shalev is a leading expert in Israel and internationally in the field of Contract Law and voluntary contracts. She has received the Sussman Prize for law and the Zeltner Prize for law. In 2003 she was received an award from the Israel Bar in recognition of her unique achievements in the academic study of law.


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Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law

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Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Global Chair in Law- Queen Mary University of London.   Her research focuses on trauma, state crimes and criminology, surveillance, gender violence, law and society.  She studies the crime of femicide and other forms of gendered based violence, violence against children in conflict ridden areas, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization and social control.  

Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the author of numerous books among them “Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case Study” published in 2010;  “Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear”, published by Cambridge University Press, 2015.  She just published a new book examining Palestinian childhood entitled: “Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding”, and a new edited book entitled: Understanding Campus-Community Partnerships in Conflict Zones”, and is currently co-editing two new book on the sacralization of politics and its effect on human suffering, and Islam and gender based violence.

She has published articles in multi-disciplinary fields including British Journal of Criminology, Feminist Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, State Crime, Violence Against WomenSocial Science and Medicine, SignsLaw & Society ReviewInternational Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies.  As a resident of the old city of Jerusalem, Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a prominent local activist.  She engages in direct actions and critical dialogue to end the inscription of power over Palestinian children’s lives, spaces of death, and women’s birthing bodies and lives


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Yuval Shany

Prof. Yuval Shany

Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law
Room 209 | Office Hours: Tuesday 17:30-18:30

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  • LLB cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1995 
  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies, NYU, 1997
  • PhD in International Law, SOAS University of London, 2001
Representative publications
  1. The Competing Jurisdictions of International Courts and Tribunals, Oxford University Press, 2003
  2. Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts  Oxford University Press, 2014
  3. The Extraterritorial Application of International Human Rights Law, Receuil des cours (2020) 9-152 
  4. It’s the End of the (Offline) World as We Know It: From Human Rights to Digital Human Rights – A Proposed Typology (With Dafna Dror), 37 pp, European Journal of International Law (forthcoming in 2021) 


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Prof. Malcolm Shaw

Human Rights and the Law of Territory

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As a practising Barrister Professor Malcolm Shaw has developed an international reputation for advising on territorial disputes; law of the sea; state succession; state immunity; recognition of foreign governments and states; human rights; self-determination, international arbitration and international organisations. Advice has been given to the UK Government Legal Department, Army Prosecuting Authority, CPS, and a varied and significant number of foreign governments, as well as international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients. He has appeared or is appearing before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong), the High Court of Ireland, the UK Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England.

In addition to a varied and wide international practice, he also has an extensive career in the academy, having been Head of a Law School, and a member of the national Law Panels for both the 1996 and 2001 Higher Education Funding Council’s Research Exercises, as well as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Review of Law in 2005. He was the Founder Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 1983 and is also the author of a widely-cited textbook on international law now in its seventh edition (2014) and of the fifth edition of Rosenne’s multi-volume work on the Law and Practice of the International Court of Justice (pending). He is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and of the International Law Association.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre, France and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has given a considerable number of papers at home and abroad, including before the UN Security Council and in Hong Kong. He has also given the Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge and the inaugural General Course on International Law at the Academy of International Law, University of Xiamen, China.

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Prof. Shimon Shetreet

Prof. Shimon Shetreet

Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law Public Law, Courts and Judges.

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Professor Shimon Shetreet is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He holds the Greenblatt chair of public and international law and is the head of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law.

He has in recent years been Visiting Scholar at the New York University Global Law Program, Visiting Prof. at Case Western Reserve University School of Law , Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London .he has also been Visiting Prof of law at Tulane University and University of San Diego .

He was born in 1946 in Morocco and came to ISRAEL in 1949. He completed his education in Israel and in the US, earning an LL.B., 1968, and an LL.M., 1970, from the Hebrew University. And a Masters., 1971, and a Doctor’s degree in 1973 from the University of Chicago school of Law. He served as Visiting Professor at a number of Universities including NYU School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, University of Manitoba, Wuerzburg University, Germany and the University of San Diego and New York Law School of Law.

Prof. Shimon Shetreet began his legal career as Clerk to Mr. Justice Witkon of the Supreme Court of Israel, 1967. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association, 1969. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel in a number of landmark cases; was Member of the Chief Justice Landau Commission on the Israeli Court System, 1980; was a Founder Secretary General of the Public Law Association (1987 - 1992); and a Judge on the Standard Contract Court (1981-88). He is President of the Israeli Chapter of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

Prof Shetreet published extensively all the years including when he was serving in high public offices. He is author and editor of a number of books, including "Judges on Trial" (1976), "Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate" (1985), "The Role of Courts in Society" (1988) , "National Security and Free Speech" (1991),"Pioneers in Tears: Anthology on North African Jewry" (1991) "Justice in Israel" (1994), "Women in Law"(1998), "The Good Land between Power and Religion" (1998),  "Law and Social Pluralism" (2002) and On Adjudication (2004 ), ". He is the author of numerous publications in legal journals in Israeli and overseas law reviews

Prof. Shetreet’s book Judges on Trial: A Study of the Appointment and the Accountability of the English Judiciary(1976) was relied upon by the House of Lords in the Pinochet Case in January 1999  and this and other works have also been relied upon as well  in  numerous Highest court cases in other countries Canada ,Australia ,New Zealand and India .

On the international level Professor Shetreet has been very active .He served as General Coordinator, International Bar association Project for Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence 1980-1982,Speaker ,General Rapporteur and Chairman in numerous legal international conferences of leading academic and professional organizations, including, International Bar Association , First World Conference on the Independence of Justice;  Congress of Comparative Law and  International Association  Association on Procedural Law.  

Prof Shetreet has held high public offices. Between 1988 and 1996 he served as Member of the Knesset the Israeli Parliament His Past Government Positions include a cabinet Minister in the Rabin Government wherw  he serve as Minister of Economy and Planning, Minister of Science and Technology, Minister in charge of the Second Television and Radio Authority and Minister of Religious Affairs In addition to his distinguished academic career and his public offices he also held high business positions including member of the board of Bank Leumi and Chairman of the Board of Mishaan.

Prof Shetreet comes from a religious family. He had his elementary studies in Jewish religious school and he also attended a Yeshiva in his youth years. When he was 13 he won the first Bible youth Contest in Israel. He pursued his scholarly interest in Bible studies .He was a permanent member of the Bible Study Group of scholars that was hosted by Prime Minister Menachem Begin for about three years. He delivered papers in this group on Ethics in Government in Biblical and Jewish Law, The Powers of the King to Confiscate Property in Biblical and Jewish Law and Freedom of Conscience in the Bible.

Prof Shetreet is married to Miri, a social worker, and they have four children.

Project Culture of Peace



International Project on Judicial independence 2006


International Standards of Judicial Independence: New Delhi, Montreal Declaration and Mt.Scopus Standards

Detailed report of the conferences of the international project of judicial Independence 1980-2012


International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace


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Prof. Pinhas Shifman

Prof. Pinhas Shifman

Jacob I. Berman Chair in Law

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Pinhas Shifman was born in Jerusalem in 1944. He completed his bachelor’s degree studies at the Hebrew University in 1967 and completed a master’s degree in 1969. In the years 1966-1967 Shifman served as an intern for Moshe Silberg, deputy president of the Supreme Court. He completed his doctorate studies at the Faculty of Law in 1972 and was appointed a lecturer in 1973 and a professor in 1989. After retiring from teaching at the Faculty, Prof. Shifman served as president of the Academic Center for Law and Business in Ramat Gan. Shifman is among the founders of the civil theory of family law in Israel, both in relations between partners and in the field of parent-child relations, including artificial reproductive techniques. In 2006 Science Minister Haim Ramon appointed Shifman head of a committee to examine alimony law in Israel. Shifman has written books and articles on issues relating to family and inheritance law, Jewish law, and interreligious law. His works are frequently quoted in Supreme Court rulings and have exerted a profound influence over the development of case law in various areas, such as in civil partnership arrangements. In 2013 the organization Mavoi Satum awarded Shifman a certificate of appreciation for his work on behalf of women denied a Jewish religious divorce by their husbands.


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Prof. Shmuel Shilo

Prof. Shmuel Shilo

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Shmuel Shilo was born in New York in 1936. He completed his doctorate degree in law at the Hebrew University under the supervision of Prof. Menachem Elon, joining the Faculty of Law in 1970. As a Faculty member, Shilo has specialized in Jewish law and inheritance law,
serving over the years as head of the Institute for the Study of Jewish Law. He also served as head of the Yaakov Herzog College in Alon Shvut. In 1973 Shilo was awarded the Ben Meir Prize for the study of Jewish law.


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Prof. Eliav Shochetman

Prof. Eliav Shochetman

Walter E. Meyer Chair in Law and Criminal Justice

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Eliav Shochetman was born in Haifa in 1941. In 1965 he completed a bachelor’s degree in law at the Hebrew University, continuing to a master’s degree and completing his doctorate in 1976. In 1979 Shochetman joined the Faculty of Law as a lecturer, and over the years he also served as head of the Institute for the Study of Jewish Law. Prof. Shochetman specializes in Jewish law, laws of personal status, and procedural and evidential rules in the rabbinical courts. His research achievements include editing a key to the responsa of the Jewish sages of Germany, France, and Italy and a key to the Tor and Beit Yosef (two medieval Halachic works). Shochetman is also one of the founders of the Institute for Training Women Rabbinical Pleaders, which has created a revolution in the Israeli legal world in the context of gender equality in the representation of litigants in the rabbinical court. Prof. Shochetman was awarded an Emet (Art-Science-Culture) prize in the Jewish law category in 2011.


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Michal Shur-Ofry

Prof. Michal Shur-Ofry

Associate Prof.
Room א216
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Prof. Michal Shur-Ofry specializes in intellectual property, innovation, law and technology, complexity and network science, and teaches various courses and seminars on these topics. She received her LL.B. (Magna cum Laude) and Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. from University College London, as a Chevening–Sainer scholar. 

Prof. Shur-Ofry’s studies the law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her recent scholarship focuses on the use of complex systems and network theory in the design of legal policy. As part of this endeavor she designed and has been teaching pioneering courses that expose law students to the cutting-edge field of complexity and its implications for the law. She also studies innovation theory (with a focus on irregular innovation), and the interface between law and collective memory. She authored numerous articles and one book in these areas. More details about her research can be found here.

Before joining the Hebrew University, Prof. Shur-Ofry was the head of the intellectual property practice in a prominent Israeli law firm. 

Since 2017 Prof. Shur-Ofry serves as the head of the law faculty’s research committee. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Huji-Innovate Entreperneurship Center, and  takes part in various interdisciplinary programs, including  the Biodesign-Medical Innovation Program, the Cyber-law Research Center .

Prof. Shur-Ofry was a visiting Professor at the law faculties of Georgetown University and the University of British Columbia, and a visiting scholar at New York University’s Engelberg Innovation Center. 



Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, Ph.D, 2009 

University College London, Univeristy of London, LL.M. (Merit), 1997

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude), 1994  


Representative publications

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

Out of Sight: Patents that Have Never Been Cited, 126(4) Scientometrics, 2903-2929  (2021) (with Neil Gandal, Michael Crystal & Royee Shilony, 

Institutions for Collective Action and Social Contagion —Community Gardens as a Case Study, 15(1) Regulation & Governance 63-81 (2021) (with Ofer Malcai), available at 

Robotic Collective Memory, 97 Washington University L.Rev. 975 (2020) (with Guy Pessach), 

Copyright and the Holocaust30  Yale J. L. and the Humanities 121-172 (2018) (with Guy Pessach) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3162530

The Diffusion of Legal Innovation—Insights from Mathematical Modeling, 52 Cornell Int’l L. J.  313 (2019) (with Gadi Fibich & Shira Green), 

Connect the Dots: Patents and Interdisciplinarity, 51 Michigan J. L. Ref. 55 (2017), 


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