Dr. Shiri Regev-Messalem holds an appointment in the Faculty of Law since 2013. She is the academic director of the legal clinics, and the academic supervisor of the Economic and Social Rights Clinic. She earned a J.S.D and J.S.M from Stanford Law School and a LL.B from Tel-Aviv University. Regev-Messalem Teaches and Researches in the fields of Welfare Law, Law and Society, Law and Social Change, Empirical Legal Studies, with a focus on poverty, elder care, gender equality, care work, and the role of the family in welfare states. She is a recipient of an Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty, and of an Israeli Science Foundation Grant. Prior to her graduate studies, Regev-Messalem practiced as a public interest lawyer for Itach-Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Change, and served as a leading attorney in some of Israel's major welfare rights cases litigated before the Israeli Supreme Court.