Prof. Yishai Blank
Professor Yishai Blank is the Dean of Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law. His research and teaching areas include Local Government Law, Administrative Law, Global Cities, Urban Legal Policy, Law and Secularism, and Legal Theory. Professor Blank obtained his LL.B. and an additional B.A. in Philosophy (both magna cum laude) from TAU and clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, before practicing law in a top law firm in Israel. He continued his studies at Harvard Law School, where he was a Byse Fellowship recipient and where he received his LL.M. and his S.J.D. He is a three-time recipient of prestigious fellowships from the Israeli Science Foundation. Yishai was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Cornell Law School, University of Toronto Law School, Queen’s University Law School, Sciences Po Law School (Paris), Brown University, University of Hamburg, and the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain). Professor Blank’s research has been published in top law journals in the United States and Israel, including the Stanford Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of International Law. Prof. Blank was the Chairperson of the Israeli Association of Public Law, and he is currently a member of its Board.
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