Prof. Perez Oren

Prof.
Prof' Perez Oren
Telephone: 
03-5317084
Office: 
Room 203, new wing
Reception hours: 
Meetings should be coordinated in advance

Research

Research interests: 

Environmental Law, International Trade and Globalization, Torts, Legal Theory and e-democracy.

Publications

 

In Hebrew:

 

"The Hybrid Legal-Scientific Dynamic of Transnational Scientific Institutions", European Journal of International Law, forthcoming 2015.

The Administrative State Goes Global (with Daphne Barak-Erez), forthcoming in "Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism" edited by Michael Helfand (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Perez, Oren, Can Experts Be Trusted and What Can Be Done About it? Insights from the Biases and Heuristics Literature (September 15, 2014). Forthcoming in 'Nudging and the Law: A European Perspective'; Alberto Alemanno and Anne-Lise Sibony Eds. (HART, 2015).. Available at SSRN:
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2490407

 

1.      Perez, Oren "The Use of Hypothetical Cases for Determining Causal Connection - False Formula or Inevitable Reality?" [1993] 3 PLILIM 147-167.

 

2.      The World Trade Organization and the Environment: Critique and Lessons to Israel (forthcoming in A. Reich ed., 'The World Trade Organization and Israel – Law, Economics and Politics', also published as a working-paper: http://www.biu.ac.il/law/unger/working_papers/3-02.doc).

 

3.      'Environmental Protection and Socio-Economic Rights' (in Y. Rabin & Y. Shany, eds., 'Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Israel', Ramot, 2004) 725-764.

 

  1. Barak-Erez, Daphne, and Oren Perez. 2004. Planning in State-Owned Land in Israel: Toward Sustainable Development. Mishpat Umimshal 7 (2):865.

 

5. The Special Status of the IDF under Israeli Planning Law: The Environmental Struggle for Atlit Beach, 23 Bar Ilan Law Review 2007 (Mechkarei Mishpat)(with Esther Rosenblum) 58 pages [Heb]

 

6. The Impact of Economic Thought on Israeli Environmental Law: A Critical Examination, Iyunei Mishapt (Tel Aviv Law Review), 2009;

 

7. Environmental Self-Management: Effectiveness, Organizational Change, and Lessons for the Environmental Regulation System (with Yair A. Hamburger) BIU Law Review forthcoming, 2009/10.

   Articles and Book Chapters:   

  1. 'Reconstructing Science: the Hormone Conflict between the EU and the United  States.” European Foreign Affairs Review 3:563-82 (1998), available at: http://www2.cid.harvard.edu/cidtrade/Issues/perez.pdf.
  2. Using Private-Public Linkages to Regulate Environmental Conflicts: the Case of International Construction Contracts’, Journal of Law & Society 29 (1):77-110 (2002).
  3. “Reflections on an Environmental Struggle: P&O, Dahanu and the Regulation of Multinational Enterprises.” Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 15(1): 1-27 (2002).
  4. Global Legal Pluralism and Electronic Democracy. In Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via New ICTs, edited by R. Gibson, A. Roemmele and S. Ward. London: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science (2004), pp. 133-152.

5.      ‘The Many Faces of the Trade-Environment Conflict: Some Lessons for the Constitutionalization Project’, in Christian Joerges, Inger-Johanne Sand and Gunther Teubner (eds.), ‘Constitutionalism and Transnational Governance’ (Hart Publishing, 2004). Also published in European Integration online Papers (EIoP) Vol. 6 (2002) N° 11; http://eiop.or.at/eiop/texte/2002-011a.htm.

6.      Normative Creativity and Global Legal Pluralism: Reflections on the Democratic Critique of Transnational Law. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 10 (2): 25-64 (2003).

 

7.      'Electronic Democracy as a Multi-dimensional Praxis', North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 275-306, 2003.

8. 'Global Governance and Electronic Democracy: E-Politics as a Multidimensional Experience', in P. Shane ed., 'Democracy Online: the Prospects for Political Renewal through the Internet', (Routledge, 2004), pp. 83-94.

9.   ‘Law in the Air: A Prologue to the World of Legal Paradoxes’, In Paradoxes and Inconsistencies in Law, edited by O. Perez and G. Teubner. Oxford: Hart Publishing (2006) (3-38).

 

10.  The Institutionalization of Inconsistency: from Fluid Concepts to Random Walk. In Paradoxes and Inconsistencies in Law, edited by O. Perez and G. Teubner. Oxford: Hart Publishing (2006) (119-143).

 

11.  Facing the Global Hydra: Ecological Transformation at the Global Financial Frontier: The Ambitious Case of the Global Reporting Initiative, in Christian Joerges/ Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (eds)  CONSTITUTIONALISM, MULTILEVEL TRADE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL REGULATION  (Oxford: Hart, 2006) 459-487.

 

12.  'International Trade Law and the Environment', In Environmental Law for Sustainability: A Critical Reader, edited by Benjamin Richardson and Stepan Wood. (Oxford: Hart, 2006) (381-411).

 

13.  'Multiple Regimes, Issue Linkage and International Cooperation: Exploring the Role of the WTO', University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law Vol 26, no. 4 (2006) 735 - 778;

  1. The New Universe of Green Finance: From Self-Governance to Multi-Polar Governance in Olaf Dilling, Martin Herberg & Gerd Winter Eds., Responsible Business: Self-Governance and Law in Transnational Economic Transactions (HART, Oxford, 2008) 151-180.
  2. 'Anomalies at the Precautionary Kingdom: Reflections on the GMO Panel's Decision', 6 World Trade Review (a Cambridge U. Press Journal, 2007) 265-280.
  3. "Complexity, Information Overload and Online Deliberation", 5 I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2008/9) 43-85.
  4. 'Purity Lost: the Paradoxical Face of the New Transnational Legal Body', 33(1) Brooklyn International Law Journal (2007), 1-58.
  5. Oren Perez, Regulation as the Art of Intuitive Judgment: A Critique of the Economic Approach to Environmental Regulation 4 International Journal of Law in Context (2008) 291-313.
  6. 'Law as a Strange Loop' in 'Sociological Jurisprudence – Liber Amicorum Gunther Teubner' eds. Gralf-Peter Calliess, Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Dan Wielsch & Peer Zumbansen (Gruyter, Berlin 2009).
  7. Feldman, Yuval and Perez, Oren, How Law Changes the Environmental Mind: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Legal Norms on Moral Perceptions and Civic Enforcement, 36 Journal of Law & Society (May 2009) 501-535. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1411567.
  8. Perez, Oren, Hamburger, Yair and Shterental, Tammy ,The Dynamic of Corporate Self-Regulation: ISO 14001, Environmental Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behavior(May 1, 2009). 43 Law & Society Review (2009) 593-630. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1407227
  9. Oren Perez and Ether Rosenblum: International Environmental Law, in International Law (Hebrew University Press, Robbie Sabel ed., forthcoming 2009/10).  [Heb]

23.  Israeli Report for the year 2001, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (2003).

 

24.  Israeli Report for the year 2002, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (2004).

 

25.  Israeli Report for the year 2003, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming) (with Orr Karassin).

 

26.  Israeli Report for the year 2004, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming) (with Orr Karassin)

 

27.   Israeli Report for the year 2005, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming) (with Orr Karassin)

 

. Books:

 

   1.      'Ecological Sensitivity and Global Legal Pluralism: Rethinking the Trade and Environment Conflict', Hart Publishing (June 2004).

 

2.      'Paradoxes and Inconsistencies in Law' (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2006) (ed. together with Gunther Teubner).

 

  Books Review: 

 

  • PENELOPE CANAN AND NANCY REICHMAN, Ozone Connections: Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance (Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, 2002), 12(1) Social & Legal Studies (2003), pp. 147-149.
  • Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel. By Alon Tal. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. 23(1) Israel Studies Forum: an Interdisciplinary Journal (2008) 139-141.

  Recent Conference Papers  

  • UCLA Working Conference on Nanotechnology Policy, 17 April 2009 - Nano-politics and Precautionary Science: Nano-Technology as an Experiment in Precautionary Regulation
  • הכינוס ה-13 של איגוד האינטרנט הישראלי, 2 במרץ 2009, האתגר של דמוקרטיה אלקטרונית
  • The Special Status of the IDF under Israeli Environmental Law: Critique and Policy Recommendations, Annual Conference, Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, 12-13 June 2007.
  • 'Comparative assessment of EU and Israeli regulatory regimes in the environmental domain: implications for the harmonization project', International Conference on Approximation of Laws by Non-EU Countries with the EU acquis, 27-28 May, 2007, Hebrew University Law School, the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration.
  • “Purity Lost: The Paradoxical Face of the New Transnational Legal Body”, Putting Theory to Practice, An International Speakers Series at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, Thursday, October 5, 2006 [also given at Temple University Beasley School of Law, September 21, 2006, and at the conference SOVEREIGNTY, SUPREMACY, SUBSIDIARITY: THE SHIFTING ALLOCATION OF AUTHORITY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  IN HONOUR OF PROF. RUTH LAPIDOTH, The Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, June 18-20, 2006.
  • The New Universe of Green Finance: From Self-Governance to Multi-Polar Governance, University of Victoria Law School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 28 September 2006.
  • Protecting the Rights of Genetically Modified Entities: Reflections on the GMOs’ Problematic, the WTO Forum and the Precautionary Principle, Round-Table on the Panel's Decision, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, June 21, 2006.  
  • Lecture at the annual conference of the Israeli Association of Planners, 2/2/2006.
  • 'e-Government: Dilemmas and Opportunities' in Sapir Conference: 'The Future of Society in a World of Open Information: Internet and Another Kind of Politics', May 19, 2005.
  • Lecture on 'Environmental Treaties of UNECE', for a course of the Israeli Ministry of Environment on Environmental Treaties, 23 June 2005.
  • Perez, Oren, Ecological Transformation at the Global Financial Frontier: the (Ambitious) Case of the Global Reporting Initiative. Paper presented at the EUI/RSCAS Workshop at Florence: Legal Patterns of Transnational Social Regulation and International Trade, September 24-25, 2004.

 

  • Perez, Oren, The Spiral Explosion in Transnational Voluntary Environmental Standards: Mapping and Reflection. A Paper Prepared for the Fifth Pan-European Conference, Hague, 9-11 September 2004.
  • Exploring Private Governance Mechanisms. The case of ISO 14000 and the Global Reporting Initiative, presented in the conference 'Self-Governance and the Law in Multinational Corporations and Transnational Business Networks' 9 - 11 June 2005, ONATI INTERNATIONAL  INSTITUTE FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, Spain.

 

Resume

EDUCATION:

LLB, Magna Cum Laude Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, April 1993.

  

LLM (specialization: legal theory & history), The London School Of Economics and Political Science (with merit), 1995

 

PhD, The London School Of Economics and Political Science, 2001 (thesis - 'Ecological Sensitivity and Global Legal Pluralism: Rethinking the Trade and Environment Debate'); Supervisors: Prof. Gunther Teubner (currently at Frankfurt University), and Prof. Damian Chalmers.

 

Positions held:

 

 

1993-1994 Internship at the Law Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and later in S. Horowitz & Co; teaching assistant in Tel Aviv Law faculty (teaching administrative law, first with Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez, and later with Prof. Ariel Rosen-Zvi). Accepted as a member of the Israeli Bar Association on November 1994.

                        

1995-7: Associate, S. Horowitz & Co, Israel.

  

1997-2000: Ph.D. student at LSE.

  

2000- Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan Faculty of Law. Director, Environmental Clinic; 2009 Professor

  

2002 – 2005 Guest Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law

  2006 (fall) – Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada

 

 

TEACHING FIELDS:

Environmental law, international trade law, and torts, I also manage the Faculty Environmental Clinic.

 

LAW REVIEW EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP:

Advising faculty member to the Bar-Ilan Law Review.

 

AWARDS ,SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

 

·         1994: a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship (Chevening Scholarships) to study for the LL.M degree at LSE.

 

·         1998: a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union to pursue my Ph.D. research at LSE.

 

·         2002: Research grant from the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of the Environment to study the effects of international voluntary standards on the Israeli economy.

 

·         2006-7: Government of Canada’s Faculty Research Award for 2006.

 

  • 2006-2008: The Israeli Science Foundation (with Yuval Feldman) (The Instrument Choice Dilemma in the Environmental Field: An Experimental Approach to the Effect of Regulation on the Formation of Social Norms)

 

  • 2006: Very good mark, Grant proposal for international consortium on environmental research and science shops, EU FP6-2005-Science-and-society-20 call.

 

·         2006-7: Grant from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, to carry an international conference on the legal work of Niklas Luhmann (Law after Luhmann:  Critical Reflections on Niklas Luhmann’s Contribution to Legal Doctrine and Theory) (with Peer Zumbansen)

 

  • 2006-9 Member, International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making, grant from Center for Technology in Government at SUNY Albany, led by Prof. Stephen Coleman of Leeds University and Prof. Peter M. Shane, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University.

 

  • 2008-2009: The Israel Science Foundation (With Yuval Feldman) (an international research workshop grant - The Regulatory State at the 21st Century: Fundamental Questions in the Design of Regulatory Policy -   Lessons from the Environmental Field).

 

·         2008 – very good mark – the Israel Science Foundation – (with Yuval Feldman and Yitzhak Benbaji) (The IDF Ethical Code: Institutional, Behavioral and Moral Aspects).

 

·         2008-9 – Grant to participate in the 2009 Working Conference on Nanotech Regulatory Policy, UCLA.

 

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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND TALKS ORGANIZED:

 

2009: The Regulatory State at the 21st Century: Fundamental Questions in the Design of Regulatory Policy -   Lessons from the Environmental Field).

 

2007 Law after Luhmann: Critical Reflections on Niklas Luhmann's Contribution to Legal Doctrine and Theory - an international conference on the legal work of Niklas Luhmann, the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, 5-6 July 2007 (with Peer Zumbansen).

 

2007 Law, Society and Luhmann: Deconstructiopn and Reconstrucion, Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Berlin, 28 July 2007 (with Peer Zumbansen).

2005 Law & Economics in Israeli Law, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law, Sponsored by Bar-Ilan Studies in Law.

2004 Round Table on Public Participation on Determining Israel's Trade Policy (with Friends of the Earth Middle East).

2004 "The WTO at a Cross-Roads", Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law (with Prof. A. Reich).

2003 Israel, Free-Trade and Globalization, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law (with Friends of the Earth Middle East).

2002 ''Paradoxes and 'Self-Reference in Law" (in Frankfurt University, with Prof. Gunther Teubner).

PARTICIPATION IN OTHERS' CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND INVITED LECTURES:

2007 The Special Status of the IDF under Israeli Environmental Law: Critique and Policy Recommendations, Annual Conference, Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, June 12-13, 2007.

2007 'Comparative assessment of EU and Israeli regulatory regimes in the environmental domain: implications for the harmonization project', International Conference on Approximation of Laws by Non-EU Countries with the EU acquis, Hebrew University Law School, the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, May 27-28, 2007.

2006 ההשפעה של החשיבה הכלכלית על דיני איכות הסביבה בישראל: מבט ביקורתי, הכינוס השנתי של האגודה הישראלית לאקולוגיה ולמדעי איכות הסביבה, 26-27 ביוני 2006.

2006 "Purity Lost: The Paradoxical Face of the New Transnational Legal Body", Putting Theory to Practice, An International Speakers Series at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, Thursday, October 5, 2006 [also given at Temple University Beasley School of Law, September 21, 2006, and at the conference SOVEREIGNTY, SUPREMACY, SUBSIDIARITY: THE SHIFTING ALLOCATION OF AUTHORITY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PROF. RUTH LAPIDOTH, The Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, June 18-20, 2006.

2006 The New Universe of Green Finance: From Self-Governance to Multi-Polar Governance, University of Victoria Law School, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 28, 2006.

 

2006 Protecting the Rights of Genetically Modified Entities: Reflections on the GMOs' Problematic, the WTO Forum and the Precautionary Principle, Round-Table on the Panel's Decision, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, June 21, 2006.

2006 כרוניקה של הגמוניה תכנונית: המעמד של מערכת הבטחון בהליכי התכנון', בכנס השנתי של איגוד המתכננים, 2 בפברואר 2006.

2005 e-Government: Dilemmas and Opportunities' in Sapir Conference: "The Future of Society in a World of Open Information: Internet and Another Kind of Politics".

2005 Lecture on 'Environmental Treaties of UNECE', for a course of the Israeli Ministry of Environment on Environmental Treaties, 23 June 2005.

2005 Lecture: 'Environmental Law in Israel: The Conflict between Economic Considerations and Equity', annual meeting of the Israeli Bar Association.

2005 Exploring Private Governance Mechanisms. The case of ISO 14000 and the Global Reporting Initiative, presented in the conference "Self-Governance and the Law in Multinational Corporations and Transnational Business Networks", ONATI International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain.

2004 The Spiral Explosion in Transnational Voluntary Environmental Standards: Mapping and Reflection. a Paper prepared for the Fifth Pan-European Conference, Hague.

2004 Ecological Transformation at the Global Financial Frontier: the (Ambitious) Case of the Global Reporting Initiative. Paper presented at the EUI/RSCAS Workshop at Florence: Legal Patterns of Transnational Social Regulation and International Trade.

 

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS:

Supervised number of Ph.D & L.L.M. students.

PUBLIC POSITIONS:

2001-2002 Member, Steering Committee, Israel's Water Law.

2001 Director, Bar-Ilan Faculty of Law, Environmental Clinic.

Courses

99-294-01 קפיטליזם, סביבה ומשפט (סמינריון)

99-295-01 סמינר רב תחומי למצטיינים (סמינריון)

99-509-01 פרקטיקה ומדיניות סביבתית

99-828-01 גלובליזציה ומשפט (סמינריון)