Leora Bilsky is a Full Professor at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and the Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel Aviv University. She earned her LL.B cum laude from Hebrew University and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School (where she held a Fulbright award). She clerked for the Honorable Aharon Barak on Israel’s supreme court. She was a Visiting Professor at Toronto University and Amherst College, and a fellow in "Ethics and the Professions" at Harvard University. She has served as Editor in Chief of the political theory journal Theory and Criticism, and as editor of law journals Mishpatim, Iyunei Mispat and Theoretical Inquiries in Law. She is the author of Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial (Michigan University Press, 2004), and The Holocaust, Corporations and the Law (forthcoming, Michigan University Press).
Prof. Leora Bilsky
Research Interests and Teaching
Law after the Holocaust, political trials, transitional justice, international criminal law, feminist legal theory, and the relationship between law, history and memory.
|1993 - 1995||J.S.D., Yale Law School
Title of Doctoral dissertation: The Narrative Turn in Legal Scholarship
|1992 - 1993||LL.M., Yale Law School (Fulbright Scholar)|
|1987 - 1991||LL.B., Summa cum Laude, Hebrew University School of Law|
|1996 - 2000||Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University|
|2000 - 2003||Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University|
|2003 - 2012||Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University|
|2012 - Present||Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University|
|2016||Benno Gitter Chair in Human Right and Holocaust Rearch|
L. Bilsky, The Holocaust, Corporations and the Law (Michigan University Press, 2017)
L. Bilsky, Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial (2004) (Michigan University Press).
L. Bilsky, ed. The Crisis of the Disciplines after the Holocaust, special issue of Theory and Criticism(Teoria ve-Bikoret), vol. 40 (2012) [Hebrew]
L. Bilsky, ed., Judgment in the Shadow of the Holocaust, special issue of Theoretical Inquiries in Law, vol. 1 no. 2 (2000)
L. Bilsky,The Eichmann Trial and the Legacy of Jurisdiction, in Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt (ed., Seyla Benhabib, Cambridge u. Press)
L. Bilsky, Entry on "Political Trials", in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Smelser Neil J. and Baltes Paul eds.)
L. Bilsky, The Eichmann Trial – Toward a Jurisprudence of Eyewitness Testimonies of Atrocity? Journal of International Criminal Justice 2014; doi: 10.1093/jicj/mqt075
L. Bilsky and T. Fischer, Rethinking Settlement, Theoretical Inquiries in Law vol. 15 pp. 77-123 (2014).
L. Bilsky and N.R. Davidson, A Process-Oriented Approach to Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations, 4 Transnational Legal Theory 1 (2013)
L. Bilsky,The Judge and the Historian: Transnational Holocaust Litigation as a New Model, 24 History and Memory 117 (2012)
L. Bilsky, Transnational Holocaust Restitution, European Journal of International Law 349 (2012)
L. Bilsky, "We had never climbed fences before": The City, The Woman and the Drifter in Gan Meir Trial, Hamishpat, Vol. 16, pp. 131-172, May 2011 (Hebrew)
L. Bilsky,"Citizenship as Mask: Between the Imposter and the Refugee", 15(1) Constellations 72 (2008)
L. Bilsky & A. Verbin, "Nachum Gutman and The First Rape in Tel Aviv" 98 Zemanim (R. Harris, A. Likhowski eds., 2007)