Prof. Issachar Rosen-Zvi

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Issachar Rosen-Zvi
Phone: 03-6408798
Another phone: 03-6407376
Fax: 03-6407260
Office: Trubowicz - Law, 020


Issachar (Issi) Rosen-Zvi is a Professor of Law and the Vice Dean at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law. Between 2014-2018 he served as the Academic Director of the Elga Cegla Legal Clinics. He obtained his LL.B. (magna cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University, his LL.M. in law and sociology from Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude). He continued his studies at Stanford Law School, where he received his J.S.D. in June, 2002. He clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Israeli Supreme Court and practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in New York. Rosen-Zvi is a four-times recipient of research grants from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) and his papers were selected for the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and the Harvard/Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum. He was a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, SciencesPo Law School (Paris), Goethe University (Frankfurt), and the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain). His areas of research and teaching include administrative law, local government law, law and society, law and geography, environmental law, and civil procedure. His works have been published in prestigious law journals in the United States and in Israel, including Stanford Law Review, U. Penn Law Review, Virginia Law Review, UCLA Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Law & Society Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Tel-Aviv University Law Review.

Research Interests and Teaching

Procedure, environmental law, local government law, law & society.



1999- 2002

Stanford Law School,Stanford, California 
J.S.D., 2002; J.S.M., 1999. 


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. 
LL.M. (law and sociology) 1998 (summa cum laude


Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. 
LL.B. 1996 (magna cum laude)


Academic Appointments

2016 - Present

Tel Aviv University, The Buchman Faculty of Law, Israel

Full Professor.

Fall 2005 - 2016

Tel-Aviv University, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Israel

Associate Professor.

Fall 2016

Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL

Visiting Professor.

Fall 2007

Cornell University, Law School, Ithaca, NY

Visiting Professor.

Feb 2006 & Feb 2007

Int’l Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Spain 

Visiting Professor.


Full CV

Representative Publications

Taking Space Seriously: Law, Space and Society in Contemporary Israel (Ashgate, 2004), 216 pp.


Overcoming Procedural Boundaries, Virginia Law Review Vol. 94, pp. 79-153, 2008


The Confessional Penalty, Cardozo Law Review Vol. 30, pp. 871-916, 2009 (with Talia Fisher)


Just Fee Shifting, Florida State U. Law Review Vol. 37, pp. 717-767, 2010


Israel’s Supreme Court Appellate Jurisdiction: An Empirical Study, Cornell Law Review Vol. 96, pp. 693-725, 2011 (with Theodore Eisenberg and Talia Fisher)


Signaling Virtue? A Comparison of Corporate Codes in the Fields of Labor and Environment, Theoretical Inquiries in Law Vol. 12, pp. 603-663, 2011 (with Guy Mundlak)


You Are Too Soft! What Can Corporate Social Responsibility Do For Climate Change?, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology Vol. 12 pp. 527-570, 2011


The Geography of Sexuality, North Carolina Law Review Vol. 90, 955-1026, 2012 (with Yishai Blank)


When Courts Determine Fees in a System with a Loser Pays Norm: Fee Award Denials to Winning Plaintiffs and Defendants, UCLA Law Review Vol. 60, pp.1452-1493, 2013 (with Theodore Eisenberg and Talia Fisher)


Attorney’s Fees in a Loser Pays System, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Vol. 162, pp. 1619-1661, 2014 (with Ted Eisenberg and Talia Fisher)


Reviving Federal Regions, Stanford Law Review Vol. 70 (forthcoming 2018) (with Yishai Blank)


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