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Prof. Eyal Zamir Prof. Eyal Zamir
Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law; Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law
Phone:  02-5882548; 5823845
Fax:  02-5829002
E-Mail:  eyal.zamir@mail.huji.ac.il
fields of interest:
Contract and Commercial Law and Theory; Economic and Behavioral Analysis of Law; Law and Normative Ethics; Empirical Legal Studies.
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LL.B. (honors), Hebrew University, 1982; 
Dr. Jr., Hebrew University, 1989. 
Senior Lecturer, 1991; Associate Professor, 1995. 
Professor, 1998; Dean of the Faculty of Law, 2002-05.

Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, 1990-91; 

Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, 1996-97

Senior Global Research Fellow, NYU School of Law, 2005-06.

Visiting Professor, University of Georgetown Law Center, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2012; UCLA School of Law, Fall 2010; University of Zürich (April 2011); Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena (July 2012).

Academic awards include: the Y. Sussman Law Prize (1988); Rothschild Fellowship for advanced studies (1990-91); Fulbright Researcher Award (1990-91); Yigal Alon Fellowship (1991-94); The Hebrew University President’s Prize for Excellent Young Scholar, named after Yoram Ben Porat (1994, first recipient); the Zeltner Prize (for Senior Scholar, 2011); the Rector Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Participation in the Life of the Academic Community (2013); Justice Shneor Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law (for senior scholar) (2014).

Admitted to the Israel Bar, 1984. 

Member of the Codification of Private Law Committee, Ministry of Justice, since 1987-2006.

Chairperson of the Committee for the Examination of the Land Registration Procedures in the West Bank, 2004-05. 

Representative publications: “Private Claims to Property Rights in the FutureIsraeli-Palestinian Settlement”, 89 American Journal of International Law 295-340 (1995) (with E. Benvenisti); “The Inverted Hierarchy of Contract Interpretation and Supplementation”, 97 Columbia Law Review 801-93 (1997); “The Efficiency of Paternalism”, 84 Virginia Law Review 229-86 (1998); “The Missing Interest: Restoration of the Contractual Equivalence”, 93 Virginia Law Review 59-138 (2007); "Law, Morality, and Economics: Integrating Moral Constraints with Economic Analysis of Law", 96 California Law Review 323-91 (2008) (with B. Medina); Law, Economics, and Morality 363 pp. (Oxford University Press, 2010) (with B. Medina); "Revisiting the Debate over Attorneys' Contingent Fees: A Behavioral Analysis," 39 Journal of Legal Studies 245-88 (2010) (with I. Ritov); “Loss Aversion, Omission Bias, and the Burden of Proof in Civil Litigation”, 41 Journal of Legal Studies 165-207 (2012) (with I. Ritov); “Affirmative Action and other Group Tradeoff Policies: Identifiability of the Adversely Affected People” 125 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50 (2014) (with I. Ritov).
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