Dr. Doreen Lustig

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Doreen Lustig
Phone: 03-6408276
Office: Minkoff - Law, 420


Doreen Lustig is an Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University (B.A.Sociology and Anthropology `04, LL.B. Law `04) and NYU Law School (LL.M. `06, J.S.D. `12). In 2004-2005, she clerked for The Honorable Eliezer Rivlin, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel. She is a winner of the 2005 Hauser Research Scholar Fellowship, a former IILJ (Institute of International Law and Justice) Fellow and a winner of the 2019 Zeltner Prize in the category of junior legal scholar. Lustig is the Chief Editor of the Tel Aviv U. Law Review and a Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law. 

Lustig’s primary research and teaching interests include the history and theory of international law, political economy and the law of democracy. Her other areas of interests are comparative constitutional history, regulation and global governance.  Representative publications are: Veiled Power: The History of International Law and the Private Business Corporation, 1886 – 1980 (OUP, forthcoming, 2019);  Judicial Review in the Contemporary World: Retrospective and Prospective 16 ICON 315-372 (2018) (w/ J.H.H Weiler); Monopolizing War: Codifying the Laws of War to Reassert Governmental Authority, 1856–1874 (forthcoming, w/ Eyal Benvenisti).

Research Interests and Teaching

History and Theory of International Law,  Constitutional Law, Political Economy and Democratic Theory.


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


Academic Appointments

2018 Visitor Professor, University of Toronto Law School
2018-Present Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 


Full CV

Representative Publications



Doreen Lustig, Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886 - 1981 (Oxford University Press, 2020)


Articles and Book Chapters


The Enduring Charter: Corporations, States and International Law, in The Law and Logic of Attribution: Constructing the Identity of States and Firms (Melissa J. Durkee ed., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022) 


Revisiting the Memory of Solferino: Knowledge Production and the Laws of War in International Law’s Invisible Frames – Social Cognition and Knowledge Production in International Legal Processes (Andrea Bianchi & Moshe Hirsch eds., Oxford U. Press, 2021) [with Eyal Benvenisti] 


Weaving the Stories of Israeli Feminism: Pnina Lahav and the Myth of Equality, 44 Tel Aviv Law Review (forthcoming, 2021) (with Leora Bilsky) [Hebrew]


Eyal Benvenisti & Doreen Lustig, Monopolizing War: Codifying the Laws of War to Reassert Governmental Authority, 1856–1874 31 European Journal of International Law, 127 (2020).


Doreen Lustig, "We the Majority...": The Israeli Nationality Basic Law," 25 Israel Studies 256 (2020). 


Judicial Review in the Contemporary World: Retrospective and Prospective, 16 Int’l J. Const. L. 315 (2018) (with Joseph Weiler).


Doreen Lustig, Kadi in Jerusalem: Global Regulation in Israel, The Case of Terror Finance31Bar Ilan University Law Faculty881  (2018) (Hebrew)


Doreen Lustig, Governance Histories of International Law, in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research 859 (Marcus Dubber and Christopher Tomlins eds., 2018).


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)

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

Doreen 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)

Doreen 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

Benedict Kingsbury & Doreen Lustig, Displacement and Relocation from Protected Areas: International Law Perspectives on Rights, Risks and Resistance, Conservation and Society, 404 - 418 (2006)


Other Publications:


Book Review, Revisiting the Impossible: Contingency and the International Law of the Business Corporation, Völkerrechtsblog, 18.06.2021, doi: 10.17176/20210618-192936-0. https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/revisiting-the-impossible/


Book Review, Christopher Casey, Nationals Abroad: Globalization, Individual Rights and the Making of Modern International Law (CUP 2020)  in The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) (2021)


Book Review, Peter Machulinski, Multinational Enterprises and the Law (3rd ed., 2021), in the Journal of World Investment and Trade (forthcoming, 2021)


Doreen Lustig, Beyond Sovereignty: International Human Rights as Experience, 15 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 89 (2017). 


Doreen Lustig, In the Shadow if International Criminal Law, Book Review on Leora Bilsky, The Holocaust, Corporations and the Law (Michigan University Press, 2017) Iyuney Mishpat Forum, 2019 (Hebrew)


Doreen Lustig, Jewish International Lawyers, Book Review on James Loeffler, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Lawfare, 2018).


Eyal Benvenisti & Doreen Lustig, We the Jewish People: A Deep Look into Israel’s New Law, July 24, 2018, Just Security https://www.justsecurity.org/59632/israel-nationality-jewish-state-law/ 


Eyal Benvenisti & Doreen Lustig, The Potion of Nationalism, October 24, 2018, ICON-S-IL Blog (Hebrew) 


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