Dr. Aronson Ori
Procedure, courts, institutional analysis, constitutional law, constitutional and political theory, judicial
review, multiculturalism, American law.
- The How Many Question: An Institutionalist’s Guide to Pluralism, in Law, Religion and Institutions (Leora Batnitzky & Hanoch Dagan eds., forthcoming CUP 2016)
- Enforcing Court Decisions on State Actors – An Institutional Framework, Law & Business (forthcoming 2016) (Heb.)
- Why Hasn’t the Knesset Abolished Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty? On the Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty, 37 Tel Aviv University Law Review (forthcoming 2016) (Heb.)
- The Democratic Case for Diffuse Judicial Review, 16 Law & Government 9 (2015) (Heb.)
- Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap, 45 Seton Hall Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2015)
- Best of Luck: On Randomness in Procedure, in Law, Society & Culture: Procedures (Talia Fisher & Issi Rosen-Zvi eds., forthcoming 2014) (Heb.)
- In the Wake of the Immanuel Affair: Law, Culture, and Daily Life, 15 Democratic Culture 7 (2013) (Introduction, with Avi Shoshana)
- 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) (http://tinyurl.com/dyc8qu3)
- 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)
Work in progress
Works in Progress
Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty: Evidence from Israel
Religious Adjudication in Israel along the Public-Private Divide
Border Disputes: Negotiating State Power under Jurisdictional Pluralism
Constitutionalism from Below: The Democratic Effects of Court Hierarchy
Appeals as Intermediates: Toward a Non-Hierarchic Theory of Appellate Review
The Next Forty Presidents
2010 - S.J.D., Harvard Law School.
2006 - LL.M., Harvard Law School.
2004 - LL.B., summa cum laude, Hebrew University of Juerusalem.
2004 - Graduate, Amirim Honors Program in the Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Research and Teaching Experience
2010-present - Assistant Professor, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law
2015-2016 - Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley CA
2014-2015 - Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley School of Law
2014-2015 - Network Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
2009-2010 - Research Fellow, Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2008-2009 - Dissertation Fellow, Program on Justice, Welfare, and Economics, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
2007-2008 - Teaching Fellow, Ethics in Public Life (Prof. Kenneth Winston), Harvard Kennedy School.
2003-2005 - Instructor, Contract Law (Prof. Eyal Zamir), Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Additional Professional Experience
2006-2007 - Law clerk to Judge Jon O. Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
2003-2005 - Law clerk and senior law clerk to Chief Justice Aharon Barak, Israel Supreme Court.
Scholarships and Prizes
2014-2016 - Research Grant, Israel Science Foundation: “Constitutionalism from Below: Diffuse Judicial Review and the Democratic Effects of Court Hierarchy”
2015 - S.Z. Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law for Young Scholar
2014 - Gorney Prize for Young Scholar in Public Law, awarded annually by the Israeli Association of Public Law
2013-2014 - Research Grant, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “The Hidden Constitution – Judicial Review in Trial Courts”
2011-2014 - Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior professors (Israel Council for Higher Education).
2007-2010 - E. David Fischman Scholarship for doctoral studies.
2005 - Myer and Etta Dana Scholarship for Graduate Studies, Harvard Law School.
2001 - Oberlander Annual Prize in Public International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2000, 2001, 2002 - Dean's List, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Teaching and Research Fields
Civil Procedure and Courts
Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory
Jewish and Democratic State
Research Methods in Law
Conference organizer and panels chair: “Jewish and Democratic Law: Redrawing Boundaries,” Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, December 28-30, 2015
The How Many Question: An Institutionalist’s Guide to Pluralism, presented at the Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, November 6, 2015
How Come Israel Still Doesn’t Have a Constitution? On the Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty, presented at the Israel Studies Colloquium, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA October 8, 2015
The ‘How Many’ Question: An Institutionalist’s Guide to (Legal) Pluralism, presented at the annual conference of the Law & Society Association, Seattle, WA, May 28-31, 2015
Religious Adjudication Along the Public-Private Divide, presented at the conference “Constitutional Conflicts and the Judicial Role in Comparative Perspective,” Cardozo Law School, New York, NY, May 17-18, 2015
Judging in the Shadow of the Law: Private Forums and Privatized Adjudication in Israel, presented at “The Private Sphere as Public Policy: A Symposium on Law and Society in Israel,” UC Berkeley School of Law, February 17, 2015
The How Many Question: An Institutionalist’s Guide to Pluralism, presented at the conference “Religions, Rights, and Institutions,” Princeton University, November 23-24, 2014
Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty, presented at the inaugural conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), University of Florence & European University Institute, Florence, June 26-28, 2014
Enforcing Court Decisions on State Actors – An Institutional Framework, presented at the conference “Judicial Discretion – Theoretical and Empirical Analyses,” IDC Herzliya, March 19, 2014
Military Tribunals for Terrorism Suspects – A Critique of the Discourse, presented at the Human Rights Seminar of Bocconi University Faculty of Law, Milan, March 14, 2014
Comment on Cohen Eliya & Porat’s ‘The Knobe Effect and Indifference in Constitutional Law,’ given at the workshop “Human Rights and the Human Mind,” College of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan, January 1-2, 2014
Designing a Judicial Laboratory for Democratic Risk Governance, presented at the workshop “Democratization of Risk Governance,” Bar-Ilan University & Tel Aviv University, December 18-19, 2013
Why Hasn’t the Knesset Abolished Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom? The Status Quo as a Countermajoritarian Difficulty, presented at the Tel Aviv Law Review Symposium on “Law of the Parliament,” Tel Aviv University, November 8, 2013
The Democratic Case for Diffuse Judicial Review, presented to the justices of the Israeli Supreme Court at the Forum for Court-Academia Cooperation, Jerusalem, September 16, 2013
Economic Litigation, Jurisdictional Pluralism, and the Politics of Judicial Expertise, presented at the workshop “Expertise, Justice and Changing Legal Orders,” Tel Aviv University, June 18-19, 2013
Non-Compliance with High Court Directives as an Institutional Failure: A Proposal for an Enforcement Model, presented at the conference held in Honor of Retired Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch, Bar-Ilan University & Hebrew University of Jerusalem, April 22-23, 2013
The Case for Procedural Irrationality: Randomization in Choice of Forum and Beyond, selected for the 2012 Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, October 18-19, 2012
Border Disputes: Negotiating the Boundaries of State Power under Jurisdictional Pluralism, presented at the conference “Stateless Law? The Future of the Discipline,” McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, September 28-29, 2012
Comment on Mitchel Lasser’s ‘Fundamentally Flawed: The ECJ’s Jurisprudence on Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,’ presented at the conference “Public and Private, Beyond Distinctions?” Cornell Law School, Ithaca, October 11-12, 2012
Border Disputes: Distributive Reflections on Israel’s Mixed Record in Pluralizing Economic Litigation Forums, presented at the Osgoode Hall Law School & Bar-Ilan Law Faculty Joint Symposium “Critical Reflections on Legal Pluralism in the State and Beyond,” Bar-Ilan University, July 1-2, 2012
Why Hasn’t the Knesset Abolished Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom? The Status Quo as a Countermajoritarian Difficulty, presented at the conference “Twenty Years to the Human Rights Revolution,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Interdisciplinary Center, December 19-21, 2011
In/Visible Courts: Military Tribunals as Other Spaces, presented at the International Association of Constitutional Law Workshop on “Secrecy, National Security, and the Vindication of Constitutional Law,” Bocconi University, Milan, December 1-2, 2011
Between Diffuse and Concentrates Judicial Review: An Israeli Hybrid and Its Alternatives, presented at the international conference “Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making - Comparative and Global Perspectives,” Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv University, and the Interdisciplinary Center, May 22-24, 2011
Conference organizer and panel chair: “Between Sanctity and Legality: In the Wake of the Immanuel Girls School Ordeal – An Interdisciplinary Conference”, Bar-Ilan University, October 31, 2010
Getting It Right: Institutional Design and Epistemic Competence in “Law and the Limits of Reason,” presented at the symposium on the book by Adrian Vermeule (Harvard) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, January 8, 2010
Comment: Reifying Constitutionalism?, presented at the international conference “Judicial Review: Why, Where and for Whom?” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 31-June 1, 2009
99-206-01 סדר דין אזרחי (קב' 01)
99-206-02 סדר דין אזרחי (קב' 02)
99-405-01 בית המשפט - היבטים מוסדיים וחוקתיים (סמינריון)
99-515-01 הפרדת רשויות ודמוקרטיה חוקתית: שופטים נגד מחוקקים
99-806-01 המדינה כמיישבת סכסוכים - היבטים מוסדיים (סמינריון)