Prof. Hila Shamir

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Hila Shamir
Phone: 03-6408771
Office: Minkoff - Law, 425

Biography

Hila Shamir is a Professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. She earned a S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University. Shamir teaches and researches in the fields of Employment, Labor, Immigration, and Welfare Law with a focus on issues of human trafficking, gender equality, informal work, and welfare state privatization. Shamir has taught at Georgetown Law School, UC Berkeley, Cornell Law School, and at the Harvard University Department of Government, and was a distinguished visiting scholar at the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley (2014-16). Shamir served as Associate Dean of Academic and student Affairs at TAU Law (2017-18). She received an European Research Council (ERC) grant to pursue research on a Labor Approach to Human Trafficking (TraffLab, 2018-2023), seeking to shift anti-trafficking policy, research and discourse, away from the predominant criminal law, border control, and human rights model, and towards a labor based approach to human trafficking that will be primarily focused on the bargaining power disparities that create vulnerability to trafficking. Shamir is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, the Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty, and of research grants from the Israeli Science Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. Shamir is member of the Israeli Young Academy. Prior to her graduate studies Shamir served as a law clerk to Justice E. Mazza of the Israeli Supreme Court. Her recent publications include the books Governance Feminism: An Introduction (2018, Minnesota U. Press) and Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (2019, Minnesota U. Press), the first co-authored and the second co-edited with Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran and Rachel Rebouche, is forthcoming in 2018 with Minnesota University Press.

Research Interests and Teaching

Human Trafficking, Immigration Law, Labor Law, Employment law, Welfare law, Globalization, Law and Social Theory, Feminist Legal Thought.

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Education

2008

S.J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 

2005

LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

2003

LL.B., (magna cum laude) Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, Israel

 

Academic Appointments

2009-Present

Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University

Courses: Labor and Employment Law, Welfare Law, Law and Distribution in the Welfare state, Legal Reforms: Towards Gender Equality, Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic.
 

Fall, 2019

Georgetown University Law School, Visiting Professor
Course: Human Trafficking: A Labor Approach

 

2015-2016

UC Berkeley, Visiting Professor
Courses: Governance Feminism, Israeli Feminism
 

2014-2015

UC Berkeley, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
 

Fall, 2012

Cornell University Law School, Visiting Professor
Course: Human Trafficking and Labor Migration

2006

Harvard University, Department of Government, Lecturer
Course: Trafficking in Persons

 

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Representative Publications

Feminist Approaches to the Regulation of Sex Work: Patterns in Transnational Governance Feminist Law Making, 52 Cornell International Law Journal 177 (2019).

 

Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, Rachel Rebouche & Hila Shamir eds., GOVERNANCE FEMINISM: NOTES FROM THE FIELD (Minnesota University Press,2019)

 

Anti-trafficking in Israel: Nationalism, Borders, and Markets, in Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, Rachel Rebouche & Hila Shamir, GOVERNANCE FEMINISM: AN INTRODUCTION (Minnesota University Press,2018)

 

Questioning Market Aversion in Gender Equality Strategies: Designing Legal Mechanisms for the Promotion of Gender Equality in the Family and the Market, 27(3) Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 717 (2018). Co-authored with: Tsilly Dagan and Ayelet Carmeli.

 

The Paradox of 'LegalityTemporary Migrant Worker Programs and Vulnerability to Trafficking in Prabha Kotiswaran (ed.) Revisiting the Law and Governance of Trafficking Forced Labor, and Modern Slavery 471 (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

 

Regulating Sex Work: Looking Favorably at the Gap Between the Law in the Books and the Law in Action, in Regulations 121 (eds. David Levi-Faur, Yishai Blank, Issachar Rosen-Zvi, 2016) [Hebrew]

 

Unionizing Subcontracted Labor, 17 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 229 (2016) (guest editors: Hila Shamir and Guy Mundlak).

 

The Public/Private Distinction Now: The Challenges of Privatization and of the Regulatory State, 15 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 1 (2014)

 

Privatization: The State, the Market, and What’s In Between, 35 Iyunei Mishpat – Tel-Aviv University Law Review 747 (2013) [Hebrew]

 

A Labor Paradigm for Human Trafficking, 60 UCLA Law Review 76 (2012)

 

About not Knowing: Thoughts on Schwab and Heise’s Splitting Logs: An Empirical Perspective on Employment Discrimination Settlements, 96 Cornell Law Review 957(2011)

 

Bringing Together or Drifting Apart? Targeting Domestic Work as "Work Like no Other" 23 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 289 (2011) Co-authored with Guy Mundlak

 

The State of Care: Rethinking the Distributive Effects of Familial Care Policies in Liberal Welfare States58 American Journal of Comparative Law 953 (2010)

 

Between Home and Work: Assessing the Distributive Effects of Employment Law in Markets of Care,Assessing the Distributive Effects of Employment Law in Markets of Care30(2) Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 404 (2010)

 

From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses to Rape, Prostitution/ Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism, Co-authored with Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, & Chantal Thomas, with separate monographic sections by each co-author, 29(2)Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 335 (2006)

 

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