Prof. Talia Fisher

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Talia Fisher
Phone: 03-6408642
Office: Minkoff - Law, 327


Talia Fisher is a Professor at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty. Since joining the Faculty in 2004 she has written on Evidence Law, private supply of legal institutions, empirical analysis of law, and probabilistic applications in procedural law. She has previously served as the Faculty’s Vice Dean for Research (2015-2017) and as the Director of Taubenschlag Institute of Criminal Law (2009-2013). Fisher has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. She holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. in law from the Hebrew University. Fisher was awarded the Shneur Zalman Cheshin Award for Academic Excellence in Law (2012), the Zeltner Prize for Young Legal Scholars (2009), and the Fattal Prize for Excellence in Legal Research (2018). She was a member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities since its establishment in 2012 and until 2017, and a member of the international Global Young Academy (GYA) from 2013-2018.

Research Interests and Teaching

Evidence Law, Private Ordering, ADR, Negotiation Theory


Ph.D. in Law The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Thesis: "The Separation of State and Law".
1998 LL.M. The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
1996 LL.B. The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


Academic Appointments

2016-present Vice Dean for Research
2016 Fellow, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies –Research Group on "Legitimization of Modern Criminal Law"
2015-present Full Professor
2013-2014 Lab Fellow, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School  
2012-present Member of the "Global Young Academy".
Member of the "Young Academia" of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2011-2015 Associate Professor 
2009-2013 Director of Taubenschlag Institute of Criminal Law
2010-2011 Harvard Law School: Visiting Scholar.
2009-2010 Member of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Junior Faculty Forum
2009 University of Toronto: Visiting Professor
2008-2011 Senior Lecturer (tenured)
2005-2008 Lecturer (tenure track)
2004-2005 Doctor-Instructor (tenure track)
2002-2003 Visiting Scholar Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation). Visiting Scholar Boston University School of Law.


Full CV

Representative Publications

"Sense and Sensitivity" (with David Enoch) 67 Stanford Law Review 557 (2015).


"Attorney Fees in a Loser Pays System" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Issi Rosen Zvi) 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1619 (2014).


"When Courts Determine Fees in a System with a Loser Pays Norm" (with Ted Eisenberg and Issi Rosen Zvi) 60 UCLA Law Review 1452-1492 (2013).


"Statistical Evidence, Sensitivity, and the Legal Value of Knowledge" (with David Enoch and Levi Spectre) 40 Philosophy & Public Affairs 197-224 (2012). (Chosen by the Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best articles in philosophy for 2012).


"Conviction without Conviction" 96 Minnesota Law Review pp. 833-885 (2012).


“Does the Judge Matter? Exploiting Random Assignment on a Court of Last Resort to Assess Judge and Case Selection Effects” (with Ted Eisenberg and Issi Rosen-Zvi) 9 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies pp. 246- 290 (2012).


"Constitutionalism and the Criminal Law: Rethinking Criminal Trial Bifurcation" 61 University of Toronto Law Journal pp. 811-843 (2012).


"Rights for Sale" (with Tsilly Dagan) 96 Minnesota Law Review pp. 90-141 (2011).


"Force and Freedom: Can They Co-exist? Critical Notice: Force and Freedom by Arthur Ripstein" 24 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence pp. 387-403 (2011).


"The Confessional Penalty" (with Issi Rosen Zvi) 30 Cardozo Law Review pp. 871- 916 (2008).

(selected for the 2008 Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum).


"Overcoming Procedural Boundaries" (with Issi Rosen Zvi) Virginia Law Review 94 pp. 79-156 (2008)

(selected for the 2007 Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum).


Full CV

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