Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren
Phone: 03-6408259
Office: Minkoff - Law, 328


Niva Elkin-Koren is a Professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is a former Dean of University of Haifa Faculty of Law, and the founding director of the Center for Cyber, Law and Policy (CCLP) and of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT).


Prof. Elkin-Koren has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard University, Columbia Law School, UCLA, NYU, George Washington University and Villanova University School of Law. She is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, a member of the Executive Committee of Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), and a board member of the MIPLC Scientific Advisory Board at the Munich IP Law Center, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. She is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Copyright Society (since 2009) the Journal of Information Policy (since 2010) and the Internet Policy Review (since 2016).


Prof. Elkin-Koren received her LL.B from TAU in 1989, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995. 




S.J.D. Stanford Law School


LL.M Harvard Law School


LL.B. Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University



Academic Appointments

Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

2020 - Present

Full Professor

Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

University of Haifa, Faculty of Law

2012-2020  Full Professor 

2017 - 2019 Founding Director, Center for Cyber, Law and Policy,

2009 –  2012 Dean, Faculty of Law

2008 -2013 International Master's Program in Patent Law

2006 – 2020 Founder and director, LL.M Program in Law & Technology

2005  - 2009  Vice Dean, Faculty of Law

2004-2012 Associate Professor 

2003-2019 Founding Director, Haifa Center for Law and Technology

2000-2004 Senior Lecturer (with tenure)

1995-2000 Lecturer



Visiting Positions

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Faculty Associate. 2013-present

Yale Law School, Information Society Project

Affiliated Fellow, 2004-present

Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin

Senior Fellow, Summer 2019

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Short Term Visiting Professor, 2018

Columbia Law School, NY, NY

Justin D’Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2017

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Visiting Professor of Law, Spring 2017

UCLA School of Law, LA, CA

Albert and Heidi Praw Visiting Professor, Fall 2013

NYU School of Law, NY, NY

Global Visiting Professor of Law, Spring 2010

NYU School of Law, NY, NY

Hauser Global Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

George Washington University Law School, Washington DC

Visiting Associate Professor, Fall 2001

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA

Visiting Associate Professor, Fall 1997



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Research Interests and Teaching


Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Innovation Policy, Access to Knowledge, Information Law, Governance by AI, Governance of AI


Representative Publications

Contesting Algorithms: Restoring the Public Interest in Content-Removal AI, 7:2 Big Data & Society (2020).


Separation of Functions for AI: Restraining Speech Regulation by Online Platforms, 24 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 857 (2020) (with Maayan Perel).


The Chilling Effect of Governance-by-Data on Data Markets 86 University of Chicago L. Rev. pp. 403-431 (2019) (with Michal Gal).


Behind the Scenes of Online Copyright Enforcement: Empirical Evidence on Notice & Takedown, 50 Connecticut Law Review pp. 339-386 (2018) (with Sharon Bar-Ziv)


Fair Use by Design, 64 UCLA Law Review pp. 1082-1100  (2017).


Black Box Tinkering: Beyond Disclosure in Algorithmic Enforcement, 69 Florida Law Review pp. 181-221 (2017) (with Maayan Perel).


Algorithmic Consumers, 30 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology pp. 309-353 (2017) (with Michal Gal).


Accountability in Algorithmic Copyright Enforcement, 19 Stanford Tech. L. Rev. pp. 473 -532  (2016) ) (with Maayan Perel).


The New Intermediaries in the Virtual Public Forum, 6 Mishpat Umimshal pp. 381-420 (2003) (Hebrew).


 Rules and Standards in Intellectual Property and the Future of the Public Domain, 25 Tel-Aviv University Law Review pp. 9-71 (2001) (Hebrew).


 What Contracts Can't Do: The Limits of Private Ordering in Facilitating a Creative Commons, 74 Fordham Law Review  pp. 101-147 (2005).



 The Invisible Handshake: The Reemergence of the State in the Digital Environment 8 Virginia Journal of Law & Technology 6 (2003) (with Michael Birnhack).



 Cyberlaw and Social Change: A Democratic Approach to Copyright Law in Cyberspace, 14:2 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 215-295 (1996).


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