Prof. Shmueli Benjamin

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Prof. Shmueli Benjamin
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Research

Research interests: 

 

  1. Tort law
  2. Parent-child relations
  3. Intersections between family law and tort law (domestic violence, domestic torts - tort law claims against a spouse or a parent)
  4. Risks and chances and probabilities in tort law
  5. Comparative law
  6. Law and religion
  7. Jewish law
  8. Libel and slander and right to privacy
  9. Governmental contracts

Publications

Books

  1. Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality, with Yuval Sinai (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).

    Articles in Law Journals – English

    1. Tax, don’t Ban: A Comparative Look at Harmful but Legitimate Islamic Family Practices Actionable under Tort Law, Vand. J. Transnat'l L. (forthcoming 2016).
    2. Israel’s Mandatory Tenders Reform: One Very Large Step Forward, 25 Public Procurement L. Rev. 1-19 (2016).
    3. Victim Pays Damages to Tortfeasor: The When and Wherefore, 61 McGill L.J. (2015), with Yuval Sinai.
    4. Post Judgment Bargaining (With a Conversation with the Honorable Judge Prof. Guido Calabresi), 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1181 (2015).
    5. Children in Reality TV: A Comparative and International Perspective, 25 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L. 289-360 (2015). The article has been cited in: Vimal Chander Joshi, Reality Check, The Times of India, October 19, 2015, http://www.educationtimes.com/article/103/201510192015101715445500ad3c4f10/Reality-check.h.
    6. Commodifying Personal Rights and Trading the Right to Divorce: Damages for Refusal to Divorce and Equalizing the Women’s Power to Bargain, 22 UCLA Women’s L.J. 39-105 (2015).
    7. Legal Pluralism in Tort Law Theory: Balancing Instrumental Theories and Corrective Justice, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 745-812 (2015).
    8. Calabresi's and Maimonides's Tort Law Theories—A Comparative Analysis and A Preliminary Sketch of a Modern Model of Differential Pluralistic Tort Liability based on the Two Theories, 26 Yale J. L. & Humanities 59-133 (2014), with Yuval Sinai. The Honorable Judge Prof. Guido Calabresi's response is published in the same volume: 'We Imagine the Past to Remember the Future'—Between Law, Economics, and Justice in Our Era and according to Maimonides, 26 Yale J. L. & Humanities 135-42 (2014).
    9. “I'm not Half the Man I Used to Be: Exposure to Risk without Bodily Harm in Anglo-American and Israeli Law, 27 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 987-1053 (2013).
    10. Civil Actions for Acts that are Valid according to Religious Family Law but Harm Women's Rights: Legal Pluralism in Cases of Collision between Two Sets of Law, 46 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 823 (2013).
    11. Between Tort Law, Contract Law, and Child Law: How to Compensate the Left-Behind Parent in International Child Abduction Cases, 23 Columbia J. Gender & L. 65-131 (2012), with Rhona Schuz.
    12. Liability under Uncertain Causation? Four Talmudic Answers to a Contemporary Tort Dilemma, 30 Boston Univ. Int'l L.J. 449-495 (2012), with Yuval Sinai. 
    13. Privacy for Children, 42 Columbia Human Rights L. Rev. 759-95 (2011), with Ayelet Blecher-Prigat.
    14. Corporal Punishment in the Educational System versus Corporal Punishment by Parents: A Comparative Perspective, 73 L. & Contemp. Prob. 281-320 (2010) (Duke Univ.), solicited. 
    15. Tort Litigation between Spouses: Let's Meet Somewhere in the Middle, 15 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 201-265 (2010).
    16. What have Calabresi & Melamed got to do with Family Affairs? Women Using Tort Law in order to Defeat Jewish and Shari’a Law, 25 Berkeley J. of Gender L. & Justice 125-171 (2010).
    17. Love and the Law: Or, What’s Love Got to Do With It? 17 Duke J. of Gender L. & Policy 131-88 (2010).
    18. Offsetting Risks in Tort Law: Theoretical and Practical Difficulties, 37 Fla. St. Univ. L. Rev. 137-188 (2010).
    19. Corporal Punishment of Children in Jewish Law: Traditional Approaches Meet Modern Trends – A Comparative Study, 18 JEWISH LAW ANNUAL (Boston Univ.) 137-212 (2010).
    20. The Interplay between Tort Law and Religious Family Law: The Israeli Case, 26 Arizona J. of Int'l & Comp. L. 279-301 (2009), with Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, leading article.
    21. Changing the Current Policy towards Spouse Abuse: A Proposal Inspired by Jewish Law for a New Model, 32 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L.J. 155-236 (2009), with Yuval Sinai.
    22. The Influence of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on Corporal Punishment – A Comparative Study, 10 Oregon Rev. Int'l L. 189-242 (2008).
    23. What Has Feminism got to do with Children’s Rights? A Case Study of a Ban on Corporal Punishment, 22 Wisconsin Women's L.J. 177-233 (2007), leading article.
    24. Who’s Afraid of Banning Corporal Punishment? A Comparative View on Current and Desirable Models, 26 Penn State Int' l L. Rev. 57-137 (2007).

      Articles in Law Journals – Hebrew

    25. Refusal to Divorce—Is it a Feminine, Masculinity, or Independent Cause of Action? Between Distributive Justice, Corrective Justice, and Empowering the Spouse Refused a Divorce, Tel-Aviv L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).
    26. Who Wants to Buy my Get (Jewish Divorce Bill)? Legal and Economic Aspects of the Commodification of the Right to Divorce, Bar-Ilan L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).
    27. Children in Reality TV: Between Ratings and Children's Rights: Regulation for Children's Participation in Reality TV, 8 Haifa L. Rev. 491 (2015).
    28. Increased Risk—The Next Generation, 29 Bar Ilan L. Rev. 269-307 (2013).
    29. Threshold Criteria for the Road Accident Victims Compensation Law: Trends of Uneven Expansion and Reduction, 7 Haifa L. Rev. 155-96 (2012).
    30. Humiliating Segregation in Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Education—Tort Aspect and Policy Considerations, 15 Democratic Culture 265-315 (2013).
    31. Tort Compensation for Women Refused a Get – The Next Generation, 41 Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem Law Rev. (Mishpatim) 153-254 (2011).
    32. Tort Law Suits against a Spouse: Litigation or Immunity? 27 Bar Ilan L. Rev. 139-205 (2011).
    33. The Goals of Modern Tort Law: A Proposal for a New Mixed-Pluralistic Theory, 39 Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem Law Rev. (Mishpatim) 233-345 (2009).
    34. The Influence of Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom on the Ban on Corporal Punishment in Israel, 8 Kiryat Ono L. Rev, a volume in honor of Prof. Aharon Barak, former President of Israel Supreme Court 289-332 (2009).
    35. Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in Jewish Law and Israeli Law, 3-4 The Family in L. Rev.  279-301(2009-10).
    36. Tort Compensation for Abandoned Wives (Agunut – Women whose Husbands Refuse to Give them a Get) 12 Hamishpat (The College Of Management L. Rev.) 285-343 (2007).
    37. Uncertain Causation – Too Uncertain: on its Assessment, Compensation on the Basis of Probability and Preponderance of Evidence in the Law of Torts, 23 Bar Ilan L. Rev. 855-901 (2007), with Prof. Ron Shapira and Prof. Camil Fuchs.
    38. 'Love does not Dominate; it Cultivates' - Modes of Contending with Abuse against Spouses in Tort Law, Criminal Law and Family Law – A Proposal for a New-Old Model, 12 Netanya Academic College L. Rev. 273-352 (2007) with Yuval Sinai.
    39.  Feminism and Children’s Rights, 1 The Family in L. Rev. 57-105 (2007).
    40. Loss of Chances  in Cases of Uncertainty Regarding Tortious Harm to an Interest, 27 Tel Aviv Univ. L. Rev. 323-56 (2003), with Prof. Camil Fuchs, and Prof. Ron Shapira.
    41. Corporal Punishment of Children by their Parents under Jewish Law, 10 Pelilim (Tel Aviv L. Rev. Of Criminal Law) 365-446 (2002).

      LINK to all the articles: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1390555

      LEGAL OPINIONS FOR LEGISLATURE (PARLIAMENT) AND COURTS

    42. Children's Participation in Reality TV, for the Ministry of Justice, as a draft for a bill, 2015.
    43. On the Draft for Expanding Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, for the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), 2007.
    44. On the Draft for Expanding Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect – A Complementary Opinion, for the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), 2007. The opinion has been cited in the following publication: Goldstein & Laor, Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse, 3 The Family in L. Rev. (2010).
    45. Parental Surveillance of Children and the Right for Privacy (with Dr. Blecher-Prigat), for the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), 2006.
    46. A Suggestion for the Chapter on Children’s Rights in Israel’s Constitution, for the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), 2005.
    47. Corporal Punishment of Children by their Parents in Jewish law and Israeli Law, for Cr. File 1891/04, State of Israel v. Harnoi (2005) by the Deputy Head of the Kfar-Saba Magistrate Court, Hon. Judge Chanoch Fedder.

      OTHER PUBLICATIONS – Selected List

    48. The Interaction between Tort Law and Civil and Religious Family Law: The Different Categories of Intrafamilial Tort Actions, 20 Years for the Establishment of Court for Family Affairs in Israel (Israeli Court Pub., Judge Tzvi Weitzman ed., 2015). The article has been cited in: Eliakim Rubinstein, Family Courts in Israel after Two Decades, 20 Years for the Establishment of Court for Family Affairs in Israel (Israeli Court Pub., Judge Tzvi Weitzman ed., 2015); FamC (Jer.) 56366-12-12 (2016), there the court widely discussed the article regarding the need for tort remedies especially in cases family law does not provide them, like in the case of breach of visitation rights.
    49. Electric Bicycle and the Legal Challenge, Ha'aretz, September 29, 2015.
    50. Rabbinical Court, Civil Courts, and Judgments given by Judge (Dayyan) R. Dichovsky, 6-7 Family in L. Rev. (2013-14), with Rhona Schuz, Ayelet Blecher-Prigar, Eden Cohen, and Shaked Komemey.
    51. Introduction, Bar-Ilan L. Rev., a special volume in honor of Judge Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy President of Israel Supreme Court, with Ariel Porat & Shahar Lifshitz, 2014.
    52. Refusal to Grant the Jewish Divorce Bill (Get): Is there a Separation between Tort and Religious-Family Laws? 23 The Advocate 112-15 (April 2014). The article has been cited in: Yehiel Kaplan, Tort Actions for Get Refusal in Jewish Law, 6-7 The Family in L. Rev. (2013-14).
    53. Economic Violence against a Spouse: Enforcement via Tort Law or Maintenance Law, 18 The Advocate (2013).
    54. On Children's Rights in Different Legal Aspects, 3-4 The Family in L. Rev., 1-12 (2009-10) (co-author).
    55. The Family in Law: Creation, Dissolution and Preservation of the Family Unit: An Introduction, 1 The Family in L. Rev. 1 -12 (2007), with Rhona Schuz & Ayelet Blecher-Prigat.
    56. Round (Family) Table – a Decade to the Family Court: Vision vs. Reality, 2 The Family in L. Rev.  1-21 (2009), with Michal Ben-Shabbat, Rhona Schuz, Rhona Kaplan & Blecher-Prigat. The article has been cited in: Permission for CivA 20506-01/15 (2015). The court used the article in order to reach a conclusion that former unmarried couple should litigate over business affairs in civil court and not in court for family affairs; Bm 164/11 IsrSC (2011); Ruth Zafran, The Jurisdiction Struggle, Hebrew U. Jer. L. Rev. (2013); Moshe Drori, 25 Years for Sheinbaum Committee Report and the 18th Anniversary of Israeli Family Courts, 9 Netanya Academic College L.R. 149 (2014).
    57. Uncertain Causation – Too Uncertain, 62 67 The Advocate 44-5 (2006), with Prof. Ron Shapira and Prof. Camil Fuchs.
    58. On Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse in Jewish Law, Ministry of Justice Jewish L. Rev. (2007).
    59. The Need to Compensate the Victims, 67 The Advocate 52 (2007).
    60. A Father First? 69 The Advocate 46 (2007).
    61. CBS' Kid Nation is in Deep Trouble, 71 The Advocate 54 (2007).
    62. Doctors' and Nurses' Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, 76 Ben-Gurion Medical School Journal 24-25 (2008).
    63. What is Medical Malpractice? , 77 Ben-Gurion Medical School Journal 22-23 (2008).
    64. Developments in Medical Malpractice Law, 78 Ben-Gurion Medical School Journal 22-23 (2008), also to be published in the Journal of Budapest Medical School, Hungary.
    65. Agunot – Women whose Husbands Refuse to Give them a Get) Third Generation, 22 The Attorneys 9 (2008).
    66. Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse according to Jewish Law, 4 The Advocate 99-100 (July 2009).

Work in progress

Books

  1. Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality – with Yuval Sinai
  2. Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish, Shari’a and Christian Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law

 

Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2015:      Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School.

2013:               Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School (January – February 2013).

2010 - :            Faculty, Bar Ilan University Law School, Associate Professor (2016 -  ), Senior Lecturer (2010-2016). I teach the following courses and seminars: Tort law, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, The Intersection between Tort Law and Other Fields of Law, Governmental Contracts.

                        Director of the Commercial Law Center (2010-2013).

                        Director of the Civil Legal Aid Clinic (2012-13).

                        Founder of student exchange between UConn Law School and Bar-Ilan Law Faculty.

2006 – 2008:   Visiting Professor, Duke University School of Law.

2008 - :            Lecturer at workshops for Judges and Judges' assistants and for the Israeli Bar Association (torts, family law, tenders law (governmental contracts law)).

2005 - :            Co-editor (with Dr. Rhona Schuz and Dr. Ayelet Blecher-Prigat) and founder of the Israeli law review, The Family in Law Rev.

2004 - 2010:    Faculty, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, Israel. Associate Professor (since June 2008).

  • Co-Director and founder of the Center for the Rights of the Child and the Family at Sha’arei Mishpat Law College. Along with the National Council for the Child, the Center also operates a legal clinic for children's rights.
  • Academic director of the legal clinics in the College (2008-2010) and director of the clinic for children's rights (2005-2010).
  • Academic advisor to the pre-academic preparatory courses 2004-2006).
  • Member of curriculum committee.
  • Adjunct Prof. at Tel Aviv University Law School, Bar Ilan University Law School and Netanya Academic College.
  • Lecturer on study days held by the Teachers Association (formerly the Teachers Union) on domestic violence and defamation.

    2001 - :

  • Lecturer at workshops on tenders law (governmental contracts law) for civil servants at the Center for Commercial Law, Bar-Ilan University, and at the Israel Bar Association.
  • Training development advisor in the IDF Intelligence School (2001-2005).

    1998-2003:

  • Teaching Assistant: Tort law, in Bar Ilan University (Prof. Ziporah Cohen and Dr. Arie Reich) and in the Academic College, Netanya (Prof. Ziporah Cohen); Jewish law: in Tel Aviv University (1999-2001, Prof. Elimelech Westreich and Dr. Arieh Edrei), in Bar Ilan University (2002-2003, Dr. Yaakov Haba) and in the Kiryat Ono Academic College (2003, Dr. Itzhak Brand).
  • Research Assistant: Prof. Elimelech Westrich.

    1998-1999:

  • Legal internship and pre-legal internship in Slephoy - Maoz and Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan.

    1996-1998:

  • Secretary of the Tenders Committee of the Transportation Ministry.

    MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES

    2011                Member of a committee for the examination of the legal clinics, Bar-Ilan University.

    2011                Member of the organizing committee of the Israeli Annual Conference of Law and Society (ILSA) at Bar-Ilan University.

    2009-2010:      Member of the organizing committee for the Annual Conference of the Israeli Bar.

    2008-               Member of ALEA (American Law and Economics Association), ELEA (European Law and Economics Association), and LSA (Law and Society Association).

    2007 - :                        Member of the Israeli executive committee of LSA (Law & Society Association).

    1999 - :            Member of the Israel Bar Association.

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    2015                Israel Institute Research Grant 2015, Schusterman Foundation, Tort Actions for Get Refusal in Israel: Legal and Economic Aspects, $10,000.

    2015                Ihel Foundation: Tort Actions for Get Refusal: Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law, $1,000.

    2002-2005:      Grant of the President of Bar-Ilan University for Ph.D. students – awarded with distinction, $40,000.

    2003:               Riklis Foundation Prize for Research on Jewish Studies – $8,000.

    2002:               Seuss Foundation Grant for PhD students with distinction – $2,000.

    1994:               Distinction grant for 1st year studies, LLB, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.

    EDUCATION

    2000-2005:      PhD studies in the Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University. Subject of the PhD thesis: Legal Intervention in Relationships between Parents and Children: Corporal Punishment, False Imprisonment and Neglect. Tutors: Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats (Dean) and Dr. Shimon Ettinger. The PhD was confirmed in May, 2005.

    1994-1998:      LLB (cum laude) and LLM (magna cum laude) in the direct studies course for cum laude students in the Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law.

    EDITING LAW JOURNALS

  • Founder and the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal The Family in L. Rev., vol. 1 (2007), vol. 2 (2008), volumes 3-4 (the rights of the child) (2009-10), vol. 5 (international volume on family law), and volume 6-7 (2013-14) (in honor of Israeli Supreme Rabbinical Court Judge Rabbi Shlomo Dichovsky for his retirement).
  • Co-editor of volume of 29:1 Bar-Ilan L. Rev. (peer-reviewed journal) on tort law in honor of Israeli Supreme Court Vice President for his retirement (with Prof. Ariel Porat and Prof. Shahar Lifshitz) (2013).
  • 2012-2014: Founder and editor of Mischari, the online journal of the Center for Commercial Law Studies at Bar-Ilan University.

          CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS – Selected Talks

  1. “Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality,” with Yuval Sinai, (2016), McGill University's Institute of Comparative Law and the Department of Jewish Studies.
  2. “Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality,” with Yuval Sinai, (2016), keynote lecture, Fordham Law School Annual Woolf Lecture, with the response of the Hon. Guido Calabresi and Prof. Ben Zipursky.
  3. “When can Post-Judgment Bargaining be Anticipated: Bridging Economic and Behavioral Approaches; Including a Conversation with the Honorable Judge Prof. Guido Calabresi,” ALEA – American Law & Economics Association Annual Conference, Columbia Law School, 2015.
  4. “Innovations in Israeli Case Law: Electric Bicycle, Different Models for Negligence, Breach of Autonomy, and Increased Risk,” Haifa University and the Israeli Bar, Haifa University, 2015.
  5. “Children in Reality TV,” (2015), International Symposium on Child and Family in Challenging Situations: Legal Issues, IASJF—The International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, Kiryat Ono, Israel.
  6. “Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality,” with Yuval Sinai, UCL—University of London, 2015.
  7. “Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality,” with Yuval Sinai, Princeton University Program of Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), 2015.
  8. “Religious Family Life in a Pluralistic Modern State,” University of Connecticut Law School, 2015.
  9.  “Commodification of the Right to Divorce—Legal and Economic Aspects,” Private Law Association Annual Conference, The College of Management, 2015.
  10. “Trading the Right to Divorce: On Inalienability, Commodification, and Using Liability Rules in Cases of Refusal to Divorce,” International Conference on The State and the Market, Duke Law School and Bar-Ilan Law Faculty, Bar-Ilan University, 2014.
  11. “Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish and Shari’a Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law,” Yale Law School. Commentator: Prof. Robert Post, Dean, 2014, http://yalelaw.mediacore.tv/media/lessons-in-legal-pluralism-dr-benjamin-shmueli.
  12. “Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish and Shari’a Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law,” University of Connecticut Law School, 2014.
  13. “Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish and Shari’a Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law,” Widener Law School, 2014.
  14.  “Corporal Punishment: A Comparative View,” for Judges and clerks of the Connecticut Appellate Court, 2014.
  15. “Tort Actions for Child Abuse and Neglect: A Comparative View,” for Connecticut Attorney General Staff, 2014.
  16. “Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory: Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality,” with Yuval Sinai, Rutgers (Camden) Law School, 2014.
  17. “Ex Ante or Ex Post Liability Rule for the Damaging Party: A New Look at Calabresi and Melamed's Fourth Rule and the Collective Action Problem,” with Yuval Sinai. 1st consortium on private law, sponsored by Harvard, Pennsylvania, McGill, Oslo, Tranto, and Bar-Ilan Law Schools, Bar-Ilan University, 2013.
  18. “'I'm Not Half the Man I Used to be': Exposure to Risk without Bodily Harm,” 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Environmental Law & Economics (SELE), Bar-Ilan Univ., 2013.
  19. “Assumption of Risk: Comment,” International Conference on New Approaches for a Safer and Healthier Society,” Tel-Aviv Univ., 2013.
  20. “Law & Economics and Maimonides's Tort Law Theories— A Comparative Analysis and a Preliminary Sketch of a Modern Model of Differential Pluralistic Tort Liability Based on the Two Theories,” ILEA – Israeli Law and Economics Annual Conference, IDC, 2012.
  21. “Cheapest Cost-Avoider 800 Years before Calabresi? Analysis of Maimonides’s Law of Torts from the Perspective of Law and Economics,” The 2012 Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), Stockholm, 2012, with Yuval Sinai.
  22. “A Modern Model of Differential Pluralistic Tort Liability based on the Theories of Maimonides and Calabresi,” The Jewish Law Association 17th International Conference, Yale Law School, 2012. Commentator: Honorable Prof. Guido Calabersi
  23. “Tort Actions for Acts that are Valid according to Religious-Family Law but Harm Women's Rights: Legal Pluralism in Cases of Collision between Two State-Law Agents,” Joint Symposium on Critical Reflections on Legal Pluralism in the State and Beyond, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University & The Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University, Bar Ilan University, 2012.
  24. “The Gates to the Road Accidents Law,” A conference for the retirement of the Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Eliezer Rivlin, Bar-Ilan University, 2012.
  25. “A New Approach to Balancing the Goals of Tort Law,” Annual conference of the Private Law Association, Bar-Ilan University, 2012.
  26. “Exposure to Risk with no Harm,” The 2011 Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), the University of Hamburg, 2011.
  27. “Instrumental Theories Vs Corrective Justice: A New Approach to Balancing the Goals of Contemporary Law,” The 2011 Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), at the University of Hamburg, 2011.
  28. “Mandatory Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect – A New Proposal,” International Conference on Kaleidoscope of Child Maltreatment and Abuse, Haifa Univ., 2011.
  29. “Corporal Punishment – A Comparative View,” Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline, SMU University, Dallas, Texas , 2011.
  30. “Civil Actions against a Spouse/Partner for Child Abduction,” A conference on child abduction and immigration in the aspect of family law, international law and tort law, Bar-Ilan University, 2011.
  31. “Probabilistic Causation and Damages for Healthy Plaintiffs,” A conference on probabilistic causation, Bar-Ilan University, 2011.
  32. “Women Using Tort Law in order to Defeat Jewish Law and Sharia'a Law: What have Calabresi and Melamed got to do with Family Affairs,” ALEA (American Law and Economics Association) Annual Conference, Princeton University, 2010.
  33. “The Roles of the Public Tender (Governmental Contracts) Committee” for civil servants, Holon, Israel, 2010.
  34. Coerced Get (Get Me'use), Financial Coercion (Ones Mamon) and the Jurisdiction Struggle: Tort Compensation for Women Refused a Get, The International Society of Jewish Law Annual Conference, Israel, 2010.
  35. “Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - An International Children's Right vs. Liberty, Privacyand Family Autonomy,”A Conference on Family – an International Affair, The Concord Research Center for the Integration of International Law in Israel, College of Management, 2009.
  36. “The Interplay between Tort Law and Religious Family Law: The Israeli Case” AALS' (The Association of American Law Schools) Annual Conference, Tort law session, San Diego, California, 2009, with Ayelet Blecher-Prigat.
  37. “The Value of Life in Law and Economics: Comment,” EALE - European Association of Law and Economics 25th Annual Conference, Haifa University,2008.
  38. “Private Regulation in Medical Malpractice – Is it an Appropriate Idea?,” International conference on “Medical Accidents and Patient Safety in Israel: Legal and Interdisciplinary perspectives,” Tel-Aviv University Law School, 2008.
  39. The “Golden Rule” vs. “Love thy Neighbor” as a Basis for The Law of Torts - A Comparative Look at the Jewish and American Legal Systems, Duke Law School, 2007.
  40. Corporal Punishment of Children: Comparative View of Current and Desirable Models,” The International Conference of Law and Society in the 21st Century- ILSA, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2007.
  41. In the Eye of the Camera and the Law: Parental Surveillance of Children,” The International Conference of Law and Society in the 21st Century- ILSA, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2007.
  42. Delivery of a workshop on “Who’s Afraid of Banning Corporal Punishment? A Comparative View on Current and Desirable Models,” Duke Law School, 2007.
  43. “Corporal Punishment – A Comparative View” for Visiting Scholars, Duke Law School, 2006.
  44. “Family Law in Israel” for Judges of Court for Family Affairs from Jordan, Duke Law School, 2006.
  45. “Law, Morality and Love of One’s Neighbor: the Substance of the Rule ‘and Ye shall Love thy Neighbor as Thyself’ in Jewish and General Law,” the World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 2005.
  46. “Recent changes in the law of torts,” a conference held by the Israeli Association of Insurance Law (AIDA), Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv 2005.

    CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS  – ORGANIZATION

  47. Organizing a talk on “Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish and Shari’a Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law,” Yale Law School, with the comment of Prof. Robert Post, Dean, 2014, http://yalelaw.mediacore.tv/media/lessons-in-legal-pluralism-dr-benjamin-shmueli.
  48. Co-organizing (with Prof. Ariel Porat and Prof. Shahr Lifshitz) a conference for the retirement of the Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Eliezer Rivlin, Bar-Ilan University, 2012.
  49. Co-organizing the ILSA (Israeli Law & Society Association) Annual Conference 2011 (Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel).
  50. Co-organizing a conference on Child Abduction and Immigration, Bar-Ilan University, 2011.
  51. Co-organizing a conference for Bar-Ilan Faculty of Law's alumni, Neve-Ilan (Jerusalem), 2011.
  52. Co-organizing a conference on probabilistic causation, Bar-Ilan Univ., 2011.
  53. Co-organizing a conference on torts and corporation law, for the retirement of Prof. Zippora Cohen, Bar-Ilan University, 2010.
  54. Co-organizing a course for advocates on tender's (governmental contracts) law, The Center for Commercial Law, Bar-Ilan University, February 2011 – June 2011.
  55. Co-organizing a course for advocates on tort law, The Center for Commercial Law, Bar-Ilan University, February 2011 – June 2011.
  56. Co-organizing the ILSA Annual Conference 2010, IDC (Inter-disciplinary Center, Hertzliya, Israel), 2010.
  57. Co-organizing the ISFL (International Society for Family Law) Annual Conference, Sha'arei Mishpat Law College and Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2009.
  58. Co-organizing the ILSA Annual Conference 2008, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  59. Co-organizing a conference on family and law, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2008.
  60. Co-organizing a conference on Tort Law Suits against Welfare Authorities and Agents, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2007.
  61. Organizing a conference on 10 Years since the establishment of Family Courts in Israel, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2006.
  62. Organizing a conference in collaboration with Ayelet Blecher-prigat on Compensation for Abandoned Wives (Agunot),” Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2006.
  63. Organizing (with Rhona Schuz) and moderating a conference on paternity tests with the participation of Retired Deputy President of the Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon. Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  64. Organizing a conference on “5 Years since the courts abolished Corporal Punishment,” Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  65. Organization with Rhona Schuz and moderation of a conference on “The Adoption of Children in the Age of Human Rights,” dealing with the ‘disputed baby’ affair and the adoption by the lesbian couple affair, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  66. Organization of a conference on “Uncertain Causation and Compensation on the Basis of Probability – Is this a Revolution in Tort Law?”, Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  67. Organization and moderation of a conference inaugurating the Center for the Rights of the Child and the Family in Sha’arei Mishpat Law College as Co-Director of the Center together with Rhona Schuz, Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  68. Organization of a conference on “The 15th Anniversary of the Duty to Report Offences of Cruelty against Children,” Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2005.
  69. Co-organizing a conference on “Conclusions of the Committee Examining the Rights of the Child” (Rotlevy Committee), Sha’arei Mishpat Law College, 2004.
  70. Organization of a workshop for Ministry of Transportation staff on the law of tenders (governmental contracts), Ma’aleh Hahamisha, 1998.

Courses

99-110             Tort Law

99-296-01        Tort and Criminal Intrafamilial Relations

99-904-01        Public Tender's (Procurement) Law

99-432-02        The Intersection between Tort Law and other Laws

99-956-01        Libel and Slander and the Right for Privacy