Prof. Ariel Porat

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Ariel Porat
Phone: 03-6408283
Fax: 03-6441525
Office: Minkoff - Law, 335

Biography

Ariel Porat is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the winner of the EMET Prize (2014). In 2002-2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he visits annually. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Toronto and the University of Virginia. Porat is a member of the American Law Institute, a former board member of the American Law and Economics Association and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997-2002, he was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief in the years 1999-2003, author of several books including Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Alex Stein) and Getting Incentives Right (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with Robert Cooter), and author of many articles in torts and contracts, most recently, "Aggregation and Law" 122 Yale Law Journal 2 (2012) (with Eric Posner); "Asymmetries and Incentives in Evidence Production" 122 Yale Law Journal 690 (2012) (with Saul Levmore); "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data" 112 Michigan Law Review 1417 (2014) (with L. Strahilevitz);  "Offsetting Benefits" 100 Virginia Law Review 1165 (2014) (with E. Posner); and "Personalizing Negligence Law" 91 NYU Law Review 627 (2016) (with O. Ben-Shahar).

Research Interests and Teaching

Torts, Contracts, Remedies

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Education

1979-1983

LL.B. (magna cum laude), Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
(first in a class of 105)

1983-1985

LL.M. Studies, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

1986-1989

J.S.D. (direct course for the degree of JSD)
Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

1989-1990

Visiting Scholar (Post Doctorate Studies)
Yale Law School, New Haven, U.S.A.

 

Professional Experience

2014-present

Member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences

2008-2011

Board Member of the American Law & Economics Association

2002-2003

President of the Israeli Law and Economics Association

2005-present

Member of the American Law Institute

 

Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

2013-2014

Head of the University Strategic Steering Committee

2006-2010

Member of the University Appointment Committee

2002-2006

Dean

2006-present

Incumbent, The Alain Poher Chair in Private Law

2001- present

Full Professor

1997-2002

Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law

1999-2003

Founder and Editor in Chief, Theoretical Inquiries in Law

1997-2001

Associate Professor

1993-1997

Senior Lecturer with tenure

1990-1993

Lecturer

 

University of Chicago 

2003-present

Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law (annual visits)

 

Stanford University​

2016 (F)

Visiting Professor of Law

 

New York University

2010 (F)

Global Visiting Professor of Law

 

Columbia University​

2005 (F), 2007 (F), 2017 (F)

Visiting Professor of Law

 

University of Southen California 

Sep. 2007

Distinguished Visiting Professor (One week visit)

 

University of Virginia 

2004 (F)

Visiting Professor of Law

 

Berkeley University 

1998-1999, 2017 (F)

Visiting Professor of Law

 

University of Toronto

2015 (F)

Visiting Professor of Law

 

Gujarat National Law University, India

2014 

Visiting Professor (one week visit)

 

Bucerius Law School, Germany 

2017 (Sum)

Visiting Professor (one week visit)

 

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Representative Publications

Getting Incentives Right - Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with R. Cooter)

 

Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with A. Stein)

 

"Can Resitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?" 8 Harvard Business Law Review 1 (forthcoming 2018) (with R.E. Scott).

 

"Unbundling Efficient Breach: An Experiment" Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (forthcoming 2017) (with M. Bigoni, S. Bortolotti and F. Parisi)

 

"Personalizing Negligence Law" 91 NYU Law Review 627 (2016) (with O. Ben-Shahar).

 

"Disgorgement Damages for Accidents" 44 Journal of Legal Studies 249 (2015) (with R. Cooter)

 

"Offsetting Benefits" 100 Virginia Law Review 1165 (2014) (with E. Posner).

 

"Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data" 112 Michigan Law Review 1417 (2014) (with L. Strahilevitz).

 

"Harm-Benefit Interactions" 16 American Law & Economics Review 86 (2014) (with O. Bar-Gill)

 

"Asymmetries and Incentives in Plea Bargaining and Evidence Production" 122 Yale Law Journal 690 (2012) (with S. Levmore)

 

"Aggregation and Law"  122 Yale Law Journal 2 (2012) (with E. Posner)

 

"Misalignments in Tort Law" 121 Yale Law Journal 82 (2011)

 

"Bargaining with Double Jeopardy" 40 Journal of Legal Studies 273 (2011) (with S. Levmore)

 

"Commensurability and Agency: Two Yet-To-Be-Met Challenges for Law and Economics" 96 Cornell Law Review 749 (2011) (with A. Harel)

 

"Willingness to Pay, Death, Wealth, and Damages" 13 American Law and Economics Review 45 (2011) (with A. Tabbach)

 

"Private Production of Public Goods: Liability for Unrequested Benefits" 108 Michigan Law Review 189 (2009)

 

"A Comparative Fault Defense in Contract Law" 107 Michigan Law Review 1397 (2009)

 

 

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