Prof. Bell Abraham

Prof.
Prof. Bell Abraham
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Research

Research interests: 

Property law and theory, public international law and theory, public law.

Publications

HEBREW

Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Property Law in The Economic Approach to Law (Uriel Procaccia, ed., 2012) (Hebrew).

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. Economic Analysis of the Law of Territorial Sovereignty in Research Handbook on the Economics of Public International Law (Eugene Kontorovich, ed., forthcoming).
  2. Title in the Shadow of Possession in The Law and Economics of Possession (Yun-Chien Chang, ed., 2015)

  3. Should Decreases in Property Value Caused By Regulations Be Compensated?, in Land Policies and Property Rights (Gregory K. Ingram & Yu-Hung Hong, eds., 2009)

ARTICLES

  1. Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel, 54 Ariz. L. Rev. ___ (2016) (forthcoming) (with Eugene Kontorovich)
  2. The Dual Grant Theory of Fair Use, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. ____ (2016) (forthcoming) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)
  3. Of Property and Information, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 237 (2015) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)
  4. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Copyright Trust, 90 Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2015).
  5. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Reinventing Copyright and Patent, 113 U. Mich. L. Rev. 231 (2014).
  6. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Governing Communities by Auction, 80 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1 (2014).
  7. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Property Lost in Translation, 80 U. Chi. L. Rev. 515 (2013).
  8. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, The Case for Imperfect Enforcement of Property Rights, 160 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1927 (2012).
  9. A Critique of the Goldstone Report and its Treatment of International Humanitarian Law, 104 ASIL Proc. 79 (2010).
  10. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, The Hidden Function of Takings Compensation, 96 Va. L. Rev. 1673 (2010).
  11. Abraham Bell & Dov Shefi, The Mythical Post-2005 Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip, 16 Israel Affairs 268 (2010).
  12. Private Takings, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 517 ( 2009).
  13. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, The Evolution and Devolution of Private Property, 10 Theoretical Inquiries L.77 (2009).
  14. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Reconfiguring Property in Three Dimensions, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev.1015(2008).
  15. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Taking Compensation Private, 59 Stan. L. Rev. 871 (2007).
  16. The Dispensable United Nations, Debate: Is the United Nations Still Relevant?, 155 U. Penn. L. Rev. PENNumbra 74 (2006).
  17. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, The Uselessness of Public Use, 106 Colum. L. Rev. 1412 (2006).
  18. Abraham Bell& Gideon Parchomovsky, Of Property and Federalism, 115 Yale L. J. 72 (2005).
  19. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, A Theory of Property, 90 Cornell L. Rev. 531 (2005).
  20. Abraham Bell& Gideon Parchomovsky, Of Property and Anti-Property, 102 Mich.L. Rev. 1 (2004).
  21. Not Just Compensation, 13 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 29 (2003).
  22. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Pliability Rules, 101 Mich.L. Rev. 1 (2002).
  23. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Givings, 111 Yale L. J. 547 (2001).
  24. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, Takings Reassessed, 87 Va.L. Rev. 271 (2001).
  25. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, The Integration Game, 100 Colum. L. Rev. 1965 (2000).

POSITION PAPERS

  1. Challenging the EU's Illegal Restrictions on Israeli Products in the World Trade Organization, Kohelet Policy Paper #18 (October 2015) (with Eugene Kontorovich)
  2. Israel May Stop Supplying Water and Electricity to Gaza, Kohelet Policy Forum Legal Opinion, (July 2014).
  3. Abraham Bell & Eugene Kontorovich, EU's Israel Grant Guidelines: A Legal and Policy Analysis, Kohelet Policy Forum Research Paper (October 2013).
  4. Reinvigorating the Discussion of Israel’s Rights in the West Bank, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 176 (31 July 2012).
  5. Libel Tourism: International Forum Shopping for Defamation Claims, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Global Law Forum briefing paper (2008).
  6. Abraham  Bell & Justus Weiner, International Law and the Fighting in Gaza, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Global Law Forum briefing paper (2008).
  7. Is Israel Bound by International Law to Supply Utilities, Goods, and Services to Gaza?, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 7 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 33 (28 Feb. 2008).
  8. International Law and Gaza: The Assault on Israel's Right to Self-Defense, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 7 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 29 (28 Jan. 2008).
  9. How Should Israel Respond to War Crimes Accusations from the War in Lebanon?, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 6 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 13 (9 Nov. 2006).
  10. Abraham Bell & Laurence Rothenberg, Israel's Anti-Terror Fence: The World Court Case, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (View points #513) (15 Feb. 2004).

Resume

SSRN http://papers.ssrn.com/author=267387

 

APPOINTMENTS

Bar-Ilan University

Professor, Faculty of Law 2008-

Instructor, Faculty of Law 2002-2007

University of San Diego

Professor, School of Law 2009-

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Israel Science Foundation Grant

Lifting the Fog of War: A Methodology for Examining the Reliability of NGO Reporting in Armed Conflicts Using the Lebanon War of 2006 as a Case Study (with Gerald Steinberg) 2008-2010

Ihel Foundation Research Grant 2008

Alon Fellow (Israeli Council for Higher Education) 2006-2009

AFFILIATIONS

Senior Fellow, Kohelet Forum, Israel 2012-

Senior Fellow, Center for International Communication, Bar Ilan University 2012-

Member, Scientific Committee, Atlantic Corridors, Italy 2005-2011

Director, Global Law Forum, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Israel 2008-2009

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

University of Connecticut

Visiting Professor, School of Law 2008

Classes: Copyright Law; Seminar: Topics in Takings Law

Fordham University

Visiting Professor, School of Law 2003-2007

Classes: Property; Seminar: Constitutional Land Use Law

PUBLICATIONS

Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel, 54 ARIZ. L. REV. ___ (2016) (with Eugene Kontorovich)

The Dual Grant Theory of Fair Use, 83 U. CHI. L. REV. ____ (2016) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Economic Analysis of the Law of Territorial Sovereignty in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW ___ (Eugene Kontorovich, ed., 2016)

Of Property and Information, 116 COLUM. L. REV. 237 (2015) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Copyright Trust, 90 CORNELL L. REV. 1015 (2015) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Title in the Shadow of Possession in THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF POSSESSION 320 (Yun-Chien Chang, ed., 2015) 2 (of 4)

Reinventing Copyright and Patent, 113 U. MICH. L. REV. 231 (2014) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Governing Communities by Auction, 80 U. CHI. L. REV. 1 (2014) (with Gideon Parchomovsky) (Symposium: Revelation Mechanisms and the Law)

Property Lost in Translation, 80 U. CHI. L. REV. 515 (2013) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

The Case for Imperfect Enforcement of Property Rights, 160 U. PENN. L. REV. 1927 (2012) (with Gideon Parchomovsky) (Symposium: New Directions in Property Theory)

Property Law in THE ECONOMIC APPROACH TO LAW (Uriel Procaccia, ed., 2012) (Hebrew) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

A Critique of the Goldstone Report and its Treatment of International Humanitarian Law, 104 ASIL PROC. 79 (2010)

reprinted in THE GOLDSTONE REPORT “RECONSIDERED”: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS (Gerald M. Steinberg & Anne Herzberg, eds., 2011)

The Hidden Function of Takings Compensation, 96 VA. L. REV. 1673 (2010) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

The Mythical Post-2005 Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip, 16 ISRAEL AFFAIRS 268 (2010) (with Dov Shefi)

The Evolution of Private and Open Access Property, 10 THEORETICAL INQUIRIES L. 77 (2009) (with Gideon Parchomovsky) (Conference: Community and Property)

reprinted in II COPYRIGHT: CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (Christopher S. Yoo, ed., 2011)

Private Takings, 76 U. CHI. L. REV. 517 (2009)

Should Decreases in Property Value Caused By Regulations Be Compensated?, in LAND POLICIES AND PROPERTY RIGHTS (Gregory K. Ingram & Yu-Hung Hong, eds., 2009)

Reconfiguring Property in Three Dimensions, 75 U. CHI. L. REV. 1015 (2008) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Taking Compensation Private, 59 STAN. L. REV. 871 (2007) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

The Uselessness of Public Use, 106 COLUM. L. REV. 1412 (2006) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

reprinted in II ECONOMICS OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS (Richard Epstein, ed., 2009)

The Dispensable United Nations, 155 U. PENN. L. REV. PENNUMBRA 74 (2006) (Debate: Is the United Nations Still Relevant?)

Of Property and Federalism, 115 YALE L. J. 72 (2005) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

A Theory of Property, 90 CORNELL L. REV. 531 (2005) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Of Property and Anti-Property, 102 MICH. L. REV. 1 (2003) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

reprinted in modified form as Land Burdens in the Service of Conservation, in PROCEEDINGS, TOWARDS A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF LAND BURDENS? (Sjef Van Erp & Bram Akkermans, eds., 2006)

and reprinted in II COMMONS AND ANTICOMMONS (Michael Heller, ed., 2009)

Not Just Compensation, 13 J. CONTEMP. LEGAL ISSUES 29 (2003) (Symposium: Legal Transitions: Is There an Ideal Way to Deal with the Non-Ideal World of Legal Change?)

Pliability Rules, 101 MICH. L. REV. 1 (2002) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

reprinted in II RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LAW AND ECONOMICS (Robert Cooter & Francesco Parisi, eds., 2009)

Givings, 111 YALE L. J. 547 (2001) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

Takings Reassessed, 87 VA. L. REV. 271 (2001) (with Gideon Parchomovsky) 3 (of 4)

The Integration Game, 100 COLUM. L. REV. 1965 (2000) (with Gideon Parchomovsky)

reprinted in PROPERTIES OF PROPERTY (Gregory S. Alexander & Hanoch Dagan, eds., 2012)

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School S.J.D., 2004

Dissertation: Extending Takings (Supervisor: Frederick Schauer)

Fellow, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business

Teaching Fellow, Thinking About Thinking, (Professors Harvey Cox, Alan Dershowitz and Stephen Jay Gould)

Teaching Assistant, Constitutional Law (Professor Elana Kagan)

Research Assistant (Visiting Professor Menachem Elon)

University of Chicago, The Law School J.D. with Honors, 1993

Order of the Coif

Topic Access Editor, University of Chicago Law Review

Karl Llewellyn Cup, Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy with Distinction, Hinton Moot Court Competition

Ford Foundation International Law Fellowship

University of Chicago, The College B.A. with General and Special Honors, 1989

Department of Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law

Maroon Key Society (College Honor Society)

State Farm Foundation Exceptional Student Fellowship

Illinois State Scholar

OTHER LEGAL EMPLOYMENT

Foley, Hoag & Eliot Boston

Summer Associate Summer 2000

Katz Commission on Legislation For Persons With Disabilities Jerusalem

Staff Attorney 1997

State's Attorney, High Court of Justice Department Jerusalem

Law Clerk 1994-95

Supreme Court of Israel Jerusalem

Clerk to Hon. Justice Mishael Cheshin 1993-94

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York

Summer Associate Summers 1992-93

POSITION PAPERS AND POLICY ANALYSES

Challenging the EU's Illegal Restrictions on Israeli Products in the World Trade Organization, Kohelet Policy Paper #18 (October 2015) (with Eugene Kontorovich)

Israel May Stop Supplying Water and Electricity to Gaza, Kohelet Policy Forum Legal Opinion, (July 2014)

EU's Israel Grant Guidelines: A Legal and Policy Analysis, Kohelet Policy Forum Research Paper (October 2013) (with Eugene Kontorovich)

Reinvigorating the Discussion of Israel’s Rights in the West Bank, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 176 (31 July 2012) 4 (of 4)

Libel Tourism: International Forum Shopping for Defamation Claims, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Global Law Forum briefing paper (2008)

International Law and the Fighting in Gaza, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Global Law Forum briefing paper (2008) (with Justus Weiner)

Is Israel Bound by International Law to Supply Utilities, Goods, and Services to Gaza?, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 7 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 33 (28 Feb. 2008)

International Law and Gaza: The Assault on Israel's Right to Self-Defense, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 7 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 29 (28 Jan. 2008)

How Should Israel Respond to War Crimes Accusations from the War in Lebanon?, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, 6 Jerusalem Issue Brief No. 13 (9 Nov. 2006)

The International Court of Justice Case Against Israel Regarding the Security Fence to Prevent Palestinian Terrorism, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs policy paper, Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 513 (15 Feb. 2004) (with Laurence Rothenberg)

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL

Board of Directors, NGO Monitor

Admitted to New York State Bar 1995

Admitted to Israel Chamber of Advocates 1995 Master Sergeant, Israel Defense Forces, Paratroopers Brigade reserve duty 1997-

active duty 1995-1997

Courses

99-092-01 זכויות יוצרים - מבט בינלאומי (בשפה האנגלית)

99-422-01 תאוריות של דיני הקניין

99-506-01 הסכסוך הערבי-ישראלי: היבטים משפטיים

99-553-01 עסקאות קניין מורכבות

99-927-01 סוגיות במיסוי מקרקעין ובנייה

99-993-01 סדנה במשפט, כלכלה ועסקים