Prof. Neta Ziv

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Neta Ziv
Phone: 03-6405561
Another phone: 03-6408361
Fax: 03-6407422


Professor Neta Ziv is the academic director of The Israel Affordable Housing Center and the Housing, Community and Law Clinic at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Until 2014 she directed the Clinical Programs at the law school. Prof. Ziv teaches courses on "Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession", "Law and Social Change", Social Rights", "Housing Law" and "Human Rights of People with Disabilities." Prof. Ziv received an LL.B. from the Hebrew University Law Faculty, an LL.M. from The American University in Washington, D.C., and her J.S.D. from Stanford Law School. Prof. Ziv practiced as a public interest lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and served as a leading attorney in some of Israel’s major human rights cases litigated before the Israeli Supreme Court. She was among the founding members of the Israel Women’s Network Legal Center, the chair of Bizchut - the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities",  and currently serves as a board member of "Itach - Women Lawyers for Social Justice". 

Research Interests and Teaching

Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Law & Social Change, Disability Law and Studies, Human Rights.


2001 JSD, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California.
1997 JSM, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California.
1986 LL.M., American University, Washington School of Law, Washington, DC. Graduated with honors.
1982 LL.B. Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Jerusalem, Israel. Graduated with honors.


Academic Appointments

1999-present Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor, & Director, Clinical Education Programs
2006 (October) NU, Chicago, Il, School of Law, Visiting Scholar
2008 (Fall) Stanford Law School, Visiting Professor, Stanford University, CA, USA
2009 (summer) Center for the Study of Law and Society, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley, CA USA
2010 (summer) The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Senior Fellow, Fordham Univ., NY
2011 (summer) The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Visiting Scholar Fordham Univ., NY
2013 (summer) Fuhrman Center for Real Estate Visiting Scholar and Urban Policy, NYU
2014 (Fall) Visiting Professor, Fordham Law School, NY


Full CV

Representative Publications

Neta Ziv, Who Will Guard the Guardians of Law? Lawyers in Israel between the State, Market and Civil Society (Bar-Ilan Univ. Press and Hakibuts Hameuhad, 2015)


Neta Ziv, Who Moved My Mouse? Technology, Online Legal Services and Professional Ethics, TAU Law Review, 39(1) TAU L. Rev. 189 (2016).  


Neta Ziv, "Urban Renewal Amidst National Divides: Can Housing Development (partially) Correct Past Injustice?" Georgetown J. Poverty Law and Policy, vol. XXII (1), 57 - 97 (2014).


NetaZ iv & Galia Feit, "Ethical Quandaries -  When the Poor Client Steps Outside the Bound of Law" , Hamishpat, vol. 20, 195-228 (2014) (Hebrew).


Christopher J. Whelan and Neta Ziv, Privatizing Professionalism: Client Control of Lawyers’ Ethics,  Fordham Law Review, vol, 80 (2012) 2577.


Neta Ziv, "Credit Cooperative Societies in Early Israeli Statehood: Financial Institutions and Social Transformation", Theoretical Inquiries in Law, vol. 11 (no. 1), (2010) 209-245.


Neta Ziv, "Regulation of Israeli Lawyers: from Professional Autonomy to Multi Institutional Regulation", Fordham L. Rev. vol. 77 (4) (2009) 1763 – 1794.


Neta Ziv, "Who Moved my Gown? On Unauthorized Practice of Law in Israel" Bar Ilan Law Studies (2008), 439-489 (Hebrew).


Neta Ziv, "Housing Law and Social Exclusion - The Case of Public Housing in Israel", Law and Government in Israel vol. 9(2) (2006), 411-460.


Neta Ziv, "Excessive Use of Force as a Means of Social Exclusion: Forced Evictions of Squatters in Israel" Theoretical Inquiries in Law vol. 7(1) (2006), 167.


Neta Ziv, "Disobedience, Resistance and the Representation of Poor People: The Case of Public Housing Invasions" Haifa L. Rev. vol. 1 (2004), 115 (Hebrew). 


Neta Ziv, "Combining Professionalism, Nation Building and Public Service: The Professional Project of the Israeli Bar" 1928-2002, LXXI Fordham L. Rev. no. 4 (2003), 1621.


Neta Ziv, "Taxing Minorities: The Struggle against Property Tax in Israel as a Form of Cultural Acknowledgment", Iyunei Mishpat vol. 26(1) (2002), 197 (Hebrew).


Neta Ziv: "Lawyering for the Public Interest - Who is the Public? What is the Interest? Professional Dilemmas in Representing Minority Groups in Israel", Law and Governance vol 6 (2001), 129 (Hebrew).


Full Publication List

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