Prof. Nili Cohen

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים אמריטוס
Prof. Nili Cohen
Phone: 03-6408144
Office: Minkoff - Law, 410

Biography

Nili Cohen, President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel Prize laureate, received her LL.B. magna cum laude, LL.M. summa cum laude, and Ph. D. from Tel-Aviv University. As a student she was the co-founding editor of Tel-Aviv university Law Review. She is the author of Interference with Contractual Relations, Inducing Breach of Contract and co-author of Contracts A, B, C, D.  She edited (with Ewan McKendrick) Comparative Remedies for Breach of Contract  and contributed a chapter to the book. She is the recipient of the Sussman Prize in 1986 and was awarded the Zeltner Prize in 1989, the Sussman Prize for the second time in 1991, the Minkoff Prize for excellence in Law in 2002, and the Rector Prize for Excellence in Teaching (in 2003/4, 2004/5, 2014/5). She is the incumbent of the Benno Gitter Chair in Comparative Contract Law and the director of the Beverly and Raymond Sackler Fund for Human Rights in Private Law. She served as Vice-Rector (1994-1997) and subsequently as Rector of Tel-Aviv University (1997-2001).

Nili Cohen was awarded an Honorary Degree at the University of Buenos Aires in 1998. She was a member of the Committee of the Codification of Israeli Law. She is an Associate Member of the International Academy for Comparative Law and a member of the American Law Institute.  She established the relations between TAU and Venice International University and served as a member of its Academic Council.

Research Interests and Teaching

Contracts, Comparative Law, Restitution, Torts, Law & Literature.

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Education

1967 - 1971

LL.B. magna cum laude Tel-Aviv University

1971 - 1975

LL.M. summa cum laude Tel-Aviv University

Thesis: "The Application of Law of Contracts to Juristic Acts and Obligations" (under the supervision of Prof. Z. Zeltner)

1975 - 1978

Ph.D. Tel-Aviv University

Dissertation: "The Protection of Obligation Against Interference by Third Parties" (under the supervision of Prof. D. Friedmann)

Experience

Academic Positions

1971 - 1977

Assistant, Instructor, Tel-Aviv University

1977 - 1978

Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

1978 - 1979

Instructor, Tel-Aviv University

1979 - 1982

Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University

1982 - 1985

Senior Lecturer (tenure), Tel-Aviv University

1985 - 1986

Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University

1986 - 1987

Visiting Professor, Temple University

1987 - 1989

Associate Professor. Tel-Aviv University

1989 - 2015

Full Professor, Tel-Aviv University

2002 – 2003

2015 -            

Visiting Scholar, New-York University

Emeritus

 

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Representative Publications

N. Cohen (with D. Friedmann), Contracts Vol.  D, Aviram (2011) 790pp  (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen (with E.McKendrick), Comparative Remedies for Breach of Contract, (Hart, Oxford, 2005) 320 pp.

 

N. Cohen (with O. Groskopf), Daniel’s Book - Inquiries in the Scholarship of Professor Daniel Friedmann (Nevo, 2008) 1223pp.

 

N. Cohen, From the Common Law to the Civil Law – The Experience of IsraelPrecontractual Liability in European Private Law 398-430, John Cartwright and Martijn Hesselink eds, Cambridge University Press (2008) 

 

N. Cohen,  Distributive Justice in the Enforcement of Contracts, Festschrift fuer Gunter Kuehne: 971-1003, Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft (2009)

 

N. Cohen,  Substituted Performance, Itzhak Englard Book 145-190 (2010) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen, The  Justice Exception in Enforcing Contracts,33 TAU L. Rev. 241-276 (2010) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen,Name, Memory, Law, Culture, Memory, History, Anita Shapira Book 27-51 (2012) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen, Law, Play, Game - The "Merchant of Venice" and the "Breakdown", 51 Hapraklit 407-441 (2012)

 

N. Cohen, The Slayer Rule, 92 Boston U. L. Rev. 793-810 (2012)

 

N. Cohen, Prisoners, Communities and Natural Authority, 14 Law and Business 595-637 (2012) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen, Privatization and Patriarchy - Sanctions and Education, 27 Israel Studies Review 108-142 (2012)

 

N. Cohen, Law, Morality and Ex Turpi CausaOrr Book  259-304(2013) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen, Faithfulness of Interpreter, 35 TAU L. Rev. 587-637 (2013) (Hebrew)

 

N. Cohen, Property, Liability, Competition, Law and Business (Hebrew) (2014)

 

N. Cohen, The Betrayed(?) Wills of Kafka and Brod, 27 Law and Literature 1 (2015)

 

N. Cohen, Love, Story, Law – From the Scarlet Letter to Freedom and Privacy, 28 Law and Literature 209 (2016)

 

N. Cohen, Love, Literature, Law –Between Documentation and Fiction; Between Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Nili Cohen's Book 237-287 (Hebrew) (2017)

 

N. Cohen, Contracts between Home and Market, Shtrasberg Cohen Book 419-464 (Hebrew) (2017)

 

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