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


Issi Rosen-Zvi is a Professor of Law and Vice Dean at TAU Law. He teaches Environmental Law, Local Government Law, Administrative Law and Civil procedure. 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. Before accepting his current appointment at TAU in 2005, he was a faculty at the Haifa University Law Faculty. His research areas include civil and criminal procedure, law and geography, local government law and environmental law. He has recently published a book titled Taking Space Seriously (Ashgate, 2004) that explores the different ways in which a multicultural state deals with various social groups through the mechanisms of space.

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)


Full CV

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