Ariel Porat

  • Visiting Professor of Law
  • Tel: 510-642-7875
  • 688 Simon Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200

Ariel Porat is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he visits annually. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, Columbia University, New York University and the University of Virginia, in addition to a past visiting appointment at Berkeley Law. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the winner of the EMET Prize (2014). In 2002-2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a former board member of the American Law and Economics Association and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997-2002, he was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief in the years 1999-2003, author of several books including Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Alex Stein) and Getting Incentives Right (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with Robert Cooter), and author of many articles in torts and contracts, most recently, “Aggregation and Law” 122 Yale Law Journal 2 (2012) (with Eric Posner); “Asymmetries and Incentives in Evidence Production” 122 Yale Law Journal 690 (2012) (with Saul Levmore); “Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data” 112 Michigan Law Review 1417 (2014) (with Lior Strahilevitz); “Offsetting Benefits” 100 Virginia Law Review 1165 (2014) (with Eric Posner); and “Personalizing Negligence Law” 91 NYU L. Rev. 627 (2016) (with Omri Ben Shahar).