Ori Aronson

Ori photo 5Israel Institute Visiting Professor/The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor of Israeli Law and Society (Bar-Ilan University)

Dr. Ori Aronson is visiting from Bar-Ilan University, where he is a assistant professor at the Faculty of Law.  He is also  a founding member of the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law. Ori received an LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and LL.M and S.J.D degrees from Harvard Law School. He has also served as a law clerk to Israeli Supreme Court Chief Justice, Aharon Barak, as well as to Judge Jon O. Newman (United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit). His research interests include constitutional law and civil procedure, with a special interest in political and constitutional implications of the institutional design of court systems. While in Berkeley, he will continue his research in the complex set of questions that arise out of the design of democratic institutions.


Jewish Studies 120, Section 2: Special Topics in Jewish Studies: A Jewish and Democratic State


Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap, 45 Seton Hall Law Review (forthcoming 2015)

Why Hasn’t the Knesset Abolished Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty? Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty, 37 Tel Aviv University Law Review (forthcoming 2014) (Heb.)

Best of Luck: On Randomness in Procedure, in Law, Society & Culture: Procedures (Talia Fisher & Issi Rosen-Zvi eds., forthcoming 2014) (Heb.)

The Democratic Case for Diffuse Judicial Review in Israel, in Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making 121-37 (Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez & Aharon Barak eds., 2013)

In/Visible Courts: Military Tribunals as Other Spaces, in Secrecy, National Security and the Vindication of Constitutional Law 229-246 (David Cole, Federico Fabbrini & Arianna Vedaschi eds., 2013)

Response Comment: Innovation, Aggregation, and Specialization, 100 The Georgetown Law Journal Online 28 (2012) (Read full text here)

Out of Many: Military Commissions, Religious Tribunals, and the Democratic Virtues of Court Specialization, 51 Virginia Journal of International Law 231 (2011)

Getting It Right: Institutional Design and Epistemic Competence in Law and the Limits of Reason, 2 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 32 (2010)

Inferiorizing Judicial Review: Popular Constitutionalism in Trial Courts, 43 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 971 (2010)