Prof. Avihay Dorfman

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Avihay Dorfman
Phone: 03-6407279
Fax: 03-6409576
Office: Minkoff - Law, 339


Avihay Dorfman is a law professor at Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law.  He is a graduate of Haifa University (B.A. Economics ‘04, LL.B. Law ‘04) and Yale Law School (LL.M. ‘06, J.S.D. ‘08).  He clerked for The Honorable Aharon Barak, the (then) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel.  He is the winner of the 2011 Alon Fellowship (granted by the Council of Higher Education in Israel), the 2011-2012 Cegla prize for best law review article published by junior faculty in Hebrew, and a winner of the 2013 Cheshin Prize in the category of junior legal scholar.


Dorfman’s primary research and teaching interests include private law, the private/public distinction, and theories of political legitimation.  Representative publications are:



Research Interests and Teaching

Torts, property, theories of political legitimation, and religious liberty


2008 Yale Law School, J.S.D.
2006 Yale Law School, LL.M
2004 Haifa University, LL.B.
2004 Haifa University, B.A. (Economics)


Academic Appointments

Full Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 2019-present
Visitor Professor, Cornell Law School, 2016-17
Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, 2015-16
Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 2015-2019
Senior Lecturer , Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 2012-15
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 2009-2012


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