Visiting Scholars

2012-2013 Visiting Scholars:



Omer Dekel
is a Senior Lecturer at the Academic Center of Law & Business in Israel and the former Dean of the Academic Center's Law School. In addition to his work at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society, Omer is also a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. During his visit he will continue his research on the connection between Cognitive Psychology, Economics, and Law in the scope of government procurement.


Omer Tene
is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel and a Visiting Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. He is also Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum; and Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. He has published numerous articles about privacy and data protection. He is Managing Director of Tene & Associates, where he consults the Israeli government, data protection authority and private sector businesses ranging from technology start-ups to Fortune 100 companies  in the financial, health, telecom, mobile and online industries on privacy, data protection and law and technology issues. He is a graduate of the JSD and LL.M. programs at NYU School of Law and received an MBA degree from INSEAD as well as LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from Tel Aviv University.


2011-2012 Visiting Scholars:

Prof. Yaad Rotem
is Assistant Professor at the Center of Law & Business in Ramat Gan, Israel; and serves there as the Academic Director of the Business Law Program. In Berkeley Yaad is also a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. During his visit he will continue to work on his research which is mainly focused on corporate bankruptcy law, and the conflict of laws (private international law).

Raphael (Rafi) Bitton is PhD Candidate, Zvi Meitar Center of Advanced Legal Studies, Tel-Aviv University Law School. His research is titled: “Justifying Espionage - On the Law & Ethics of Justifying Human Intelligence.” While at the Institute he will focus on issues of law and national security and will also work on a research that explores the questions of law, Science & Faith.