Dr. Doreen Lustig

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Dr. Doreen Lustig
Phone: 03-6408276


Dr. Doreen Lustig has been a member of the Faculty of Law since 2012. She teaches and writes on the history and theory of international law, regulation and democracy. Her book International Law and the Private Business Corporation: A History of Failure? will be published with Oxford University Press in 2018. 

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). Prior to her graduate studies, she served as a law clerk to Justice E. Rivlin of the Israeli Supreme Court. 

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

Doreen Lustig, International Law and the Private Business Corporation: A History of Failure? (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018)


Doreen Lustig and Jospeh Weiler, International Law in Three Waves: from Democracy to Identity, (I- CON, forthcoming 2017).


Doreen Lustig, Kadi in Jerusalem: Global Regulation in Israel, The Case of Terror Finance (Bar Ilan University Law Review, forthcoming 2017) [Hebrew]


Doreen Lustig, Governance Histories of International Law in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research (Markus Dubber and Christopher Tomlins, eds., forthcoming 2017).


Doreen Lustig, Book Review on Patrick Macklem, Sovereignty of Human Rights (OUP, 2015), Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (forthcoming, 2017).


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)


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


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, 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


B. Kingsbury, D. Lustig,  Displacement and Relocation from Protected Areas: International Law Perspectives on Rights, Risks and ResistanceConservation and Society, 404 - 418 (2006)


Work in progress


Taming Democracy: Codifying the Laws of War to Restore the European Order, 1856-1874, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 28/2017 (with Eyal Benvenisti, forthcoming)



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