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.