Dr. Shay Lavie

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Shay Lavie
Phone: 03-6409146
Office: Minkoff - Law, 428


Shay Lavie is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, teaching civil procedure, law and economics, and class actions.  He received an S.J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (2012), where he was the recipient of the Byse Fellowship, teaching the non-credit workshop Regulation through Litigation.  He holds degrees from Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2007, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), and the Hebrew University (LL.B., 2005, Magna Cum Laude).  He served as a law clerk to the then Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, and practiced in class action law firms.  His academic work integrates diverse methodologies, including doctrinal analysis, law and economics insights, game theoretical tools, and quantitative methods.  It was awarded competitive grants (such as the Israeli Science Foundation) and published in a variety of  venues.

Research Interests

Civil Procedure, Class Actions & Complex Litigation, Law & Economics, Game Theory, Empirical Methods.




2005 Hebrew University, LL.B.
2007 Columbia University, New York USA, LL.M
2012 Harvard University, Cambridge USA, SJD


Professional Experience

03/2005-02/2006 Law Clerk, Chief Justice Aharon Barak, Supreme Court of Israel
Summer 2008 Summer Associate, Amit, Pollak, Matalon and Co. Law Offices, Tel Aviv
Summer 2009 Summer Associate, Sanford, Wittels & Heisler LLP, New York
Summer and Fall 2012 Summer Associate, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, New York


Academic Appointments


Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Assistant Professor (tenured since 2018)

Courses: Civil Procedure; Law & Economics; Class Actions; Economics of Litigation; Regulation through Litigation; Law & Economics Workshop; Empirical Legal Studies Workshop.

Fall 2017

Cornell Law School, Visiting Professor
Course: Class Actions.


Full CV

Representative Publications

Judgment-Contingent Penalties: Signaling in Negative Expected-Value Suits, Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming 2022) (co-authored with Avraham Tabbach)


Judgment-Contingent Settlements. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 36 (forthcoming 2020) (co-authored with Avraham Tabbach). 


Adjusting Legal StandardsEuropean Journal of Law & Economics, (forthcoming 2019) (co-authored with Tal Ganor and Yuval Feldman).  


Quotas. Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 34, pp. 21-65, 2018.

- Selected for presentation at the Stanford Int'l Junior Faculty Forum


Litigation Signals. Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 58, pp. 1-57, 2018 (co-authored with Avraham Tabbach).

Torts for Non-Victims: The Case for Third-Party Litigation. Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, pp. 1049-1090, 2018 (co-authored with Ehud Guttel and Alon Harel).
Tiered CerticationTheoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 19, pp. 69-107, 2018.
Discretionary Review and Undesired CasesEuropean Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 44, pp. 265–285, 2017.  
Appellate Courts and Caseload Pressure, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 27, pp. 57-100, 2016
       - Featured in Law360 (Jan. 24, 2017), [link]  
Are Judges Tied to the Past? Evidence from Jurisdiction CasesHofstra Law Review, Vol. 43, pp. 337-75, 2014 
        -  Reprinted in the 2015 Romanian Judges’ Forum Review
Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88., pp. 697-757, 2013.
Tel Aviv University Law Review, Vol. 34, pp. 437-473, 2011 (in Hebrew) (co-authored with Liav Orgad).
George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, pp. 1065-1102, 2011.

Full CV

Tel Aviv University makes every effort to respect copyright. If you own copyright to the content contained
here and / or the use of such content is in your opinion infringing, Contact us as soon as possible >>