Prof. Michael Birnhack
Omri holds an L.L.B (2013) from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), appearing on the Dean's List in every year of his studies. During his studies, Omri was a research assistant to various researchers in the Buchmann Faculty of Law, including: Prof. Nili Cohen (contract law), Prof. Daniel Friedmann (contract law), Prof. Issachar Rosen-Zvi (civil procedure and environmental law); Prof. Yoram Margalioth (environmental law) and Dr. Avihay Dorfman (tort law and property law). In addition, Omri chief edited volume 36 of the Tel Aviv University Law Review.
During his studies, Omri worked as a pre-intern at Fischer, Behar, Chen, Well, Orion & Co. Law Firm. After his studies, Omri served as a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Danziger, and worked as a teaching assistant in contract law, environmental law and intellectual property law.
Omri is a Ph.D. candidate and a research fellow in Zvi Meitar Center for advanced legal studies as well as a research fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Omri's proposed research deals with the right to make derivative works as a part of copyright law, which is the right to make a work based upon previous works. The research will examine the breadth of the right in light of the theoretical justifications for copyrights as well as findings from non-legal fields such as cognitive psychology and genre theory that have to do with creation as a behavioral norm. The research will include a new model for the right to make derivative works, considering both the right's definition and the remedies that are available to its owners.
Omri has a professional musical background, and during his B.Mus studies in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv Univeristy he performed worldwide as a percussion player and as a member of orchestras conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and others.
Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Trade Secrets, Corporate Law, Contract Law
2014 to date – Ph.D Cantidate, the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
2009 to 2013 – L.L.B (Magna Cum Laude), the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv
Dean's List (2010, 2011, 2012)
Co-Editor, The Tel-Aviv University Law Review
2005-2009 – B.mus Music studies in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University
Academic and Professional Experience
2014 to date - Research fellow, The Zvi Meitar Center for advanced legal studies; Research fellow, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
2013-2014 – Law Clerk to Justice Yoram Danziger, Supreme Court of Israel
2012-2013 – Pre-intern, Fischer, Behar, Chen, Well, Orion & Co, Law Offices
2012 to date - Teaching Assistant, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
Contract Law (for Prof. Nili Cohen)
Intellectual Property Law (for Prof. Michael Birnhack)
Environmental Law (for Prof. Issi Rosen-Zvi)
2010-2012 - Research Assistant, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
Assistant to Prof. Nili Cohen (Contract Law), Prof. Daniel Friedman (Contract Law), Prof. Issi Rosen-Zvi (Environmental Law and Civil Procedure), Prof. Yoram Margalioth (Environmental Law and Taxation), Dr. Avihay Dorfman (Tort Law)
2005 to date - Percussion player and music producer:
Partner, producer and administrative manager of DuArt percussion duo. The duo represented Israel in prestigious festivals worldwide and won important international competitions.
Player and musical producer in productions cooperating with leading Israeli artists.
Player in leading orchestras such as The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and others.
Specific Performance in the Absence of an Enforceable Contract and the Consent Prism – A Remedial Outlook at Anti-Discrimination Legislation, 38 Tel Aviv U. L. Rev. (Iyunei Mishpat) (Forthcoming, 2014) (Hebrew) (With Nimrod Abramov)
Control is a Double Edged Sword, and One Edge is Sharper, 2014 U. Ill. J.L. Tech & Pol'y (Forthcoming)
Reexamining the Justifications for Directors' Duty of Care, Corporate Lawyer (Forthcoming, 2014) (With Yoram Danziger)
The Rise of Business Judgment Rule and the fall of the Directors' Duty of Care, in Josef Gross Book (Forthcoming, 2014) (Hebrew) (With Yoram Danziger)
Broadening and Narrowing as a Legislative Technique: The Case of the Clean Air Act, 2008, 5 Hukim (Forthcoming, 2014) (Hebrew) (With Nimrod Abramov)