Dr. Doreen Lustig

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Doreen Lustig
Phone: 03-6408276
Office: Minkoff - Law, 336


Dr. Doreen Lustig has been a member of the Faculty of Law since 2012. She works on the theory of international law drawing on legal theory, political theory and history. Dr. Lustig teaches courses on corporations in the transnational context, history and theory of international law and runs workshops on legal History and International Law. She is currently working on a book entitled: The Business of International Law 1870-1954. Dr. Lustig received a joint B.A.-LL.B. (majoring in sociology and anthropology) from Tel Aviv University and earned an LL.M. (2007) and J.S.D. (2012), both from New York University (NYU). As part of her doctoral studies at NYU, she was a Hauser Research Scholar and fellow of the Institute of International Law and Justice (IILJ).She recently received the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) grant for her research on Armed Agents: International Humanitarian law as a Mechanism of Governance (with Professor Eyal Benvenisti and Dr. Amichai Cohen).

Research Interests and Teaching

History and Theory of International Law, Regulation, Global Governance, Constitutional Law


2012 J.S.D., New York University Law School
2007 L.L.M., New York University Law School
2004 LLB and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University


Professional Experience

Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Courses: International Law, Corporations in the Transnational Context, History and Theory of International Law, Legal History Workshop.
2008-2009 Teaching and Research Assistant – Advanced International Law Class, Professor Benedict Kingsbury, NYU Law School. The Course is part of a joint enterprise of NYU Law School and the United Nations and its website is designed to serve a broad audience of teachers and scholars around the world.
Intern International Law Commission of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Intern to Professor John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on Diplomatic Protection
Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Law Clerk to Justice Eliezer Rivlin
Tel Aviv University Law Journal
Editor in Chief


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Representative Publications

B. Kingsbury, D. Lustig,  Displacement and Relocation from Protected Areas:        

International Law Perspectives on Rights, Risks and Resistance, Conservation and Society, 404 - 418 (2006)


D. Lustig, The Nature of the Nazi State and the Question of International Criminal Responsibility of Corporate Officials at Nuremberg: Franz Neumann’s Behemoth at the Industrialist Trials 43 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 965-1044 (2011)published as an IILJ Working Paper 2011/2 (History and Theory of International Law Series) Finalized 6/20/2011, www.iilj.org


D. Lustig, The Multinational Corporation as “the Good Despot:” The Democratic Costs of Privatization in Global Settings 15 Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 125–158 (2014) (with Eyal Benvenisti)


D. Lustig, Three Paradigms of Corporate Responsibility in International Law: The Kiobel Moment 12 Journal of International Criminal Justice 593-614 (2014).


Foreword: A Good Place in the Middle:The Israeli Constitutional Revolution from a Global and Comparative Perspective, 38 Tel Aviv University Law Review (Iyuney Mishpat) (2016) (with J.H.H. Weiler)



Work in progress

National and International Constitutionalism (with Joseph Weiler forthcoming, 2015)


The Business of International Law 1870-1954 (A book project)


Armed Agents: International Humanitarian Law as a Mechanism of Governance (a historical research project, with Eyal Benvenisti and Amichai Cohen, funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF))



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