Dr. Ofra Bloch

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Ofra Bloch
Phone: 03-6409278
External phone: 054-8922230
Office: Minkoff - Law, 436

Biography

Ofra Bloch is an Assistant Professor at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. Her areas of research and teaching include history and theory of constitutional law, administrative law, antidiscrimination law and education law, with a focus on questions of inequality and political economy. Bloch earned a J.S.D. and LL.M. from Yale Law School, and an LL.M. and LL.B. from Tel Aviv University. She is also a graduate of the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel-Aviv University. Bloch is the recipient of the Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty, Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS( Fellowship, and the American Society for Legal History Kathryn T. Preyer award. Prior to her graduate studies, Bloch served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Esther Hayut of the Supreme Court of Israel. Her recent publications include Diversity Gone Wrong: A Historical Inquiry to the Evolving Meaning of Diversity from Bakke to Fisher, 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2018); The Untold History of Israel’s Affirmative Action for Arab Citizens (1948-1968), Law and History Review (forthcoming).

Research Interests and Teaching

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Antidiscrimination Law, Legal History and Theory, inequality, political economy and education.

CV

Academic Appointments

2020-Present

Assistant Professor, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University

 

Education

2019 J.S.D., Yale Law School, New-Haven, CT 
2015 LL.M., Yale Law School, New-Haven, CT
2014 LL.M. (summa cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, Israel
2012 LL.B. (magna cum laude), Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, Israel
2008-2012 The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel-Aviv University (direct Masters program).

 

Full CV

Representative Publications

The Untold History of Israel’s Affirmative Action for Arab Citizens (1948-1968), Law and History Review (forthcoming).

  • Recipient of the American Association of Legal History Kathryn T. Preyer Award (2019)

 

Neoliberal Discrimination 50 Theory and Criticism (Teoria ve-Bikoret) pp.175-194, 2018 (Hebrew) (with Leora Bilsky).

 

Diversity Gone Wrong: A Historical Inquiry to the Evolving Meaning of Diversity from Bakke to Fisher, 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law pp.1145-1210, 2018.

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