Meir Dan-Cohen

  • Milo Reese Robbins Professor of Law
  • Tel: 510-642-7421 | Fax: 510-642-3728
  • 786 Simon Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
  • Faculty Support Contact: Drew Kloss

Meir Dan-Cohen clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel before coming to the United States as a Fulbright Fellow to study at Yale University. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1977 and was also Professor of Law at Columbia University and at Tel-Aviv University.

Dan-Cohen is the author of Rights, Persons, and Organizations: A Legal Theory for Bureaucratic Society (1986; 2nd ed. 2016); Harmful Thoughts: Essays on Law, Self, and Morality (2002); and Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law (2016). In addition, he has published a number of articles in criminal law and in legal and moral philosophy.


LL.B., Hebrew University (1974)
LL.M., Yale University (1976)
J.S.D., Yale University (1981)