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Prof. Michal Tamir

Michal Tamir

About

Michal Tamir is an Associate Professor at the Academic Center of Law and Science, Israel, and an Adjunct Professor in the faculty of law school, Bar-Ilan University.  In 2020-2021 Academic year she will be a Visiting Professor affiliated with the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Berkeley. In 2017-2019 she served as the President of the Israeli Law and Society Association (ILSA); In 2012-2013 she served as Tikvah Fellow-in-Residence, NYU School of Law; and in 2006-2007 as Global Research Fellow, Hauser Program, NYU School of Law. Prof. Tamir earned her LL.B from the University of Haifa, magna cum laude (Valedictorian); her LL.M from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude (Valedictorian) and her LL.D (JSD) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Areas of Research

Law and Society; Administrative Law: Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure law: Selective Enforcement
Prof. Tamir’s research focuses mainly in the area of law and society, and characterized by a holistic approach to public law and to its relations with public policy. Many of her studies are interdisciplinary, with a particular attention to human rights, especially the right to equality.


Courses

Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Criminal Procedure law; Human Rights in Private Law; The State Comptroller; Tender Law; Law Enforcement Issues


Selected Publications

Books

  1. Michal Tamir, Selective Enforcement (Nevo, 2008) (Hebrew) 581 pages
  2. Michal Tamir., The State Comptroller: A Critical Look (supervised by Mordechai Kremnitzer, 2009) (Hebrew) 180 pages

Articles – English

  1. Ariel L. Bendor & Michal Tamir, Prior Restraint in the Digital Age, 27 William & Mary Bill Of Rights Journal 1155-1181 (2019)
  2. Dana Pugach & Michal Tamir, Nudging the Criminal Justice System into Listening to Crime Victims in Plea Agreements, 28 Hastings Women's Law Journal 45-72 (2016-7
  3. Michal Tamir, The Declaration of Independence as a Transitional Constitution: The Case of Israel, 8 Middle East Law & Governance 57-89 (2016)
  4. Michal Tamir, The Freedom to Exclude: The Case of the Israeli Society, 49 Israel Law Review 237-266 (2016)
  5. Michal Tamir, Law and Yoga, 7 Journal of Law & Social Deviance 7 (2014) 1-77
  6. Ariel L. Bendor & Michal Tamir, The Reciprocal Engulfment of Law and Ethics in Israel: The Case of Appointments to Senior Positions, 23 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 229-260 (2014))
  7. Michal Tamir, Human Rights in Private Law: Hybridization of the Balancing Tests, in Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making 401-418 (Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez & Aharon Barak eds. 2013)
  8. Michal Tamir & Amir Dahan, Side Judges: The Case of the Military Courts in Israel, 8 Socio-Legal Review 1-35 (2012)
  9. Michal Tamir & Dalia Cahana-Amitay, The Hebrew Language has not created a title for me': A Legal and Sociolinguistic Analysis of New-Type Families, 17 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law (2009) 545-600
  10. Michal Tamir, Public Law as a Whole and Normative Duality: Reclaiming Administrative Insights in Enforcement Review 12 Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights 43-99 (2006)
  11. Michal Tamir, Racial Profiling – Who is the Executioner and Does he have a Face?, 15 Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy 71-91 (2009)

Articles - Hebrew

  1. Michal Tamir & Gershon Gontovnik, The Obligation to Give Detainees a Special Attitude Appropriate to the Assumption of Innocence: Another Look at the Terms of Detention in Israel Against International Law, Israel Journal for Law & Business (forthcoming)
  2. Michal Tamir & Dana Pugach, The Right to Violate Victims’ Rights – A Constitutional Review, 11 Tel Aviv University Journal of Law & Social Change 211-239 (2020)
  3. Michal Tamir, Personal Legislation – Selective Legislation, 12 Israeli Journal on Legislation 173-206 (2018)
  4. Michal Tamir & Gershon Gontovnik, The Challenge of the Bedouin Society in the Negev: Recognition of the Recognition Theory, in Law, Minority and National Conflict 429-478 (Raef Zreik & Ilan Saban eds., 2017)
  5. Michal Tamir, Alternatives to Detention – Are they Always Advantageous to Defendants, 17 University of Haifa Law & Government Journal 367-415 (2016)
  6. Michal Tamir, A Wrong Objection – On A Necessary Audit and a Redundant Objection to the Commission for Inspection of the State Prosecution, 7 Tel Aviv University Journal of Law & Social Change 203-223 (2015)
  7. Michal Tamir & Yoni Livni, A Plea Bargain is a Plea Bargain: Past, Present, Future, 6 The Israeli Journal on Legislation. 49-109 (2014)
  8. Ariel Bendor & Michal Tamir, The Reciprocal Engulfment of Law and Ethics in Appointments to Senior Positions 17 Israel Journal for Law & Business 409-445 (2014)
  9. Michal Tamir & Asaf Harel, On Human Dignity and Privatization, 41 Hebrew University Law Review 315-355 (2011)
  10. Hagai Winitzki & Michal Tamir, Concrete Distributive Justice In Private Law, 14 College of Management Academic Studies Division Law Review 469-511 (2011)
  11. Michal Tamir, Negligence and Deliberate Discriminate in the Context of Enforcement, 26 Bar-Ilan Law Studies 217257- (2010)
  12. Michal Tamir, The Law In Light of the Philosophy of Yoga: Initial Remarks On An Intersection of Fields, 8 Academic College of Law & Business Journal 279-316 (2010)
  13. Michal Tamir, Constitutionality and Reasonableness, 50 Israel Bar Journal 187-227 (2009)
  14. Michal Tamir, Sunk Costs and Stare Decises, 1 Haifa Law Review 211298- (2004)
  15. Ariel Bendor & Michal Tamir, Constitutional Cliches – Between Public Expressions and Private Dignity, 32 Hebrew U. L. Rev. 623667- (2002)
  16. Michal Tamir, Uncertainty as a Ground of Judicial Review, 5 University of Haifa Law & Government Journal 497550- (2000)
  17. Michal Tamir, Equality of Homosexuals and Lesbians, 45 Israel Bar Journal 94-127 (2000)

Entries in Encyclopedias – English

  1. Dana Pugach & Michal Tamir, Plea Bargains and Victims in Comparative Perspective entry, in Oxford Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (With Dana Pugach) https://oxfordre.com/criminology/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.001.0001/acrefore-9780190264079-e-686
  1. Michal Tamir, A Guide to Legal Research in Israel, Globalex,  https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Israel1.html (Nov/Dec 2019)

Honors & Awards

2021- Israel Institute fellowship in Berkeley

2012- The Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization fellowship Global Research Fellowship for the academic year 2005-06, Hauser Program, NYU School of Law (20,000$) 2005

2016- The David Weiner Center for Ethics and Professional Responsibility of Lawyers (Research Grant)

2009- The Minerva Center for Human Rights


יצירת קשר

טלפון: 09-7750329
דוא”ל: michalt@mishpat.ac.il

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