Dan Largman is a PhD Candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. His research interests are in the field of private law theory, mainly contract and property theory. In his PhD research project, supervised by Prof. Hanoch Dagan, Dan delineates two contrasting visions of contracts in legal theory: a relational vision, which focuses on contracts’ interpersonal role with regard to the contractual parties; and a systemic vision, which focuses on contracts’ infrastructural role in facilitating and governing markets. Dan argues that new insight into contract law theory may be gained by analyzing contractual issues involved in bankruptcy law, conceivably resolving the tension between the two visions of contracts.
Dan earned his LL.B and B.A in philosophy (summa cum laude) and LL.M (summa cum laude) at Tel-Aviv University. Dan currently serves as the Executive Editor of the law journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and as a lecturer in the courses on advanced topics in contracts and on the analysis of the legal text. Prior to his PhD studies, Dan worked as an associate and a partner in leading commercial litigation law firms.