Prof. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov

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    Short Biography

    Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov is Associate Professor and Head of the BIU Lab for Law, Data-Science and Digital Ethics at Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law. He is member of the Executive Board of the University’s Data-Science Institute, and co-director of the dual degree program in law and political science. He also serves as Senior Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Digital Governance (DIGOV), General Editor of the international journal The Theory and Practice of Legislation, and Co-Chair of the Israeli Association of Legislation.

    Before joining Bar Ilan, Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School in New York. He has previously served as a senior law clerk for Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel, and as research assistant to Professor Menahem Elon, former deputy Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel. Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov obtained his J.S.D. and LL.M. (summa cum laude- James Kent Scholar) from Columbia Law School, where he was Fulbright Scholar, Fischman Scholar, and Morris Fellow. He received his LL.B., magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov received multiple awards, including, among others, the Giandomenico Majone Prize, awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research’s Standing Group on Regulatory Governance; the Gorney Prize for Outstanding Research in Public Law, awarded by the Israeli Association of Public Law; the Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law; the Rector Prize for Scientific Innovation; and the University Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also received numerous research grants, including, inter alia, from the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF); the Israel Science Foundation (ISF); the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); the Volkswagen Foundation; the Israel Institute; the National Institute for Health Policy Research; and the Fulbright program. Dr. Bar-Siman-Tov was also named one of the Most Inspiring Professors in Israel by The National Union of Israeli Students.

    Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov's research areas include legisprudence, parliamentary studies, legislation and regulation; constitutional law and constitutional theory; and the interactions between law and data science/ artificial intelligence. His scholarship has been published, inter alia, in the Georgetown Law Journal; Boston University Law Review; William & Marry Law Review; Political Studies; American Journal of Comparative Law; and Regulation & Governance. He also edited two books, most recenly Comparative Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Omnibus Legislation (Springer Nature's Legisprudence Library, 2021), and four special issues.

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    Research interests include legisprudence, legislation and regulation; constitutional law and constitutional theory; and the interactions between law and big data/ data science.

    Some of Dr. Bar-Siman-Tov's current research projects can be viewed here:



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    • Introduction, in Essays in Honor of Chief-Justice Dorit Beinisch 299 (Keren Azulay, Aharon Barak, Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov & Shahar Lifshitz, eds.) (Bar-Ilan University Press & Nevo, 2018) (Hebrew)

















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    • The Knesset Legal Adviser, the legislative Process and the Separation of Powers (Hebrew) (with Keren Horowitz)

    Last Updated Date : 20/12/2022