Dr. Boaz Shnoor is a senior lecturer at the Law School at the Academic College of Law & Science. Dr. Shnoor's research focuses on tort law, libel law and honor, psychology of judicial decision-making, environmental law and history of law.
Dr. Shnoor obtained his LL.D. (2005), LL.M. (direct doctoral track) and LL.B. (magna cum laude, 1996) from the Hebrew University. Prior to turning to academic career, Dr. Shnoor worked at Ephraim Abrzmzon & Co. as an attorney.
Dr. Shnoor published two books in Hebrew, Toxic Torts (2011), and Libel Law (together with Dr. Khalid Ghanayim and Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, 1st. ed. 2005, 2nd ed. 2019) and many academic articles both in English and in Hebrew.
Dr. Shnoor has given expert declaration in many federal and state American courts, and his opinions were cited by the courts. The Israeli Supreme Court, and other courts, have cited his work dozens of times. He was also a member of two public committees dealing with the organ transplantation policies which led to dramatic changes in the organ allocation policy in Israel.
Dr Shnoor has won a few competitive grants, including Israeli Science Fund grants. He arranged two workshops at the International Institute For The Sociology Of Law Of Oñati, and an international research workshop in Israel. He served as a visiting editor of the International Journal of the Legal Profession and other academic journals, and was the co editor-in-chief of Mishpatim (Hebrew University Law Review).
Areas of Research
Tort law, Psychology of judicial decision-making, libel law, causation in torts, environmental law, history of law, law and ethics of medical decisions.
Tort law, Psychology of judicial decision-making, libel law, causation in torts, environmental law.
Libel Law - De Lege Lata and De Lege Ferenda (2nd Ed., 2019, The Sacher Institute and The Israel Democracy Institute, Heb., 556 pages) (with K. Genaim, M. Kremnitzer).
Toxic Torts (2011, Nevo Publishing and The Sacher Institute, Hebrew University, Heb., 613 pages).
"An Angry worker: Honor, Anger and the Working Class Emotions in Informal Adjudication in Mandatory Israel", 3 Law, Society & Culture 191-226 (2020) (Heb.) (with Eyal Katvan).
"Sub Judice and Free Speech: Balancing the Right to a Fair Trial against Freedom of Expression in Israel" 18(1) San Diego International Law Journal 39-70 (2018) (with Doron Menashe).
“A Perfect Façade?”: Transparency, Honor and Judicial Scarce Resources”, 26(1) International Journal of the Legal Profession, 143-158 (2019) (with Eyal Katvan).
"Lawyers` Honor in the Professional and Private Spheres" 11(2) Haifa L. Rev. (Din Udvarim) 457 (2018) (with Eyal Katvan and Limor Zer-Gutman) (Heb.).
"Informed Consent to Legal Treatment – Lessons from Medical Informed Consent" 24(2) The International Journal of the Legal Profession 125-144 (2017) (with Eyal Katvan).
"Age limitation for organ transplantation: the Israeli example" 2016 Age and Ageing 1-3 (with Eyal Katvan; Israel Doron; Tamar Ashkenazi; Hagai Boas; Michal Carmiel-Haggai; Michal Dranitzki Elhalel; and Jacob Lavee).
"Sub Judice and Freedom of Speech – Words in the Air and the Dead Letter of the Law" 12 Alei Mishpat 261-284 (2015, Heb.).
"Judges 'Perception of Lawyers' Behavior in Court" 21 HaMishpat 11-49 (2015, Heb.) (with Chemi Ben Noon, Eyal Katvan)
Honors & Awards
Israel Science Foundation - Kavod (honor) and its Legal Defense in Mandatory Palestine: Values in “Melting Pot” Societies (2013, with Eyal Katvan, 360,000 NIS);
Israel Science Foundation Grant - Honor in a Changing Society - Research Workshop Grant (2015, with Eyal Katvan, 68,000 NIS);
The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research - The Consequences of Policy Changes regarding the use of Age Criteria in Organ Transplantation (2017, with Eyal Katvan, Tamar Ashkenazi, Israel Doron, and Eitan Mor, 123,000 NIS)