Dr. Aronson Ori

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Ori Aronson is a senior lecturer (associate professor) of law, and deputy director of the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law. He received his LLB (2004, summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his LLM (2006) and SJD (2010) from Harvard Law School. Ori served as clerk and legal assistant to the Chief Justice of the Israel Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, and as law clerk to Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Jon Newman. He joined the Bar-Ilan Law Faculty in 2010, and teaches there the basic course in civil procedure as well as courses on courts, constitutional law, and constitutional theory. Between 2014-2016 he served as visiting scholar and professor at UC Berkeley School of Law. His research concerns the institutional aspects of adjudication, on the procedural, systemic, and constitutional levels. He has worked and published on the distribution of power among court units, judicial review in higher and lower courts, judicial discretion, and institutional analysis of diffuse legal and normative systems. In the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law, Ori has been working on the development of new modes for research, policymaking, and education in a multicultural societies, which are based on the interaction of multiple sources of information and value. Ori was raised in Tel Aviv where he currently lives with his wife, Dr. Hila Shamir, and their two sons, Ivri and Hillel.

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Courts, procedure, constitutional law, constitutional theory, pluralism, Jewish and Democratic State.

  1. The Law from Trial Courts, 9 Ma'asei Mishpat 135 (2017) (Hebrew) goo.gl/22Q5zi
  2. The Next Forty Presidents, 24 WILLIAM & MARY JOURNAL OF WOMEN & THE LAW 235 (2018) goo.gl/Ytf1MN
  3. The How Many Question: An Institutionalist’s Guide to Pluralism, in INSTITUTIONALIZING RIGHTS AND RELIGION: COMPETING SUPREMACIES 147-163 (Leora Batnitzky & Hanoch Dagan eds., CUP 2017) goo.gl/PzfU2k
  4. Enforcing High Court Decisions on State Actors – An Institutional Framework, 19 Law & Business 1271 (2016) (Hebrew) goo.gl/xP5Lsm
  5. Why Hasn't the Knesset Repealed Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty? On the Status Quo as Countermajoritarian Difficulty, 37 Iyunei Mishpat 509 (2016) (Hebrew) goo.gl/BfB27m
  6. The Democratic Case for Diffuse Judicial Review, 16 Law & Government 9 (2015) (Hebrew) goo.gl/ntmymW
  7. Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap, 45 SETON HALL LAW REVIEW 63 (2015) goo.gl/XWrHWG
  8. Best of Luck: On Randomness in Procedure, Law Society & Culture: Procedures 135 (Talia Fisher & Issachar Rozen-Zvi eds., 2014) (Hebrew) goo.gl/pLwbkt
  9. Democratic Culture Vol. 15 (2013): In the Wake of the Immanuel Girls School Affair - guest editor (with Avi Shoshana)
  10. The Democratic Case for Diffuse Judicial Review in Israel, in ISRAELI CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN THE MAKING 121-137 (Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak- Erez & Aharon Barak eds., 2013)
  11. 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)
  12. Out of Many: Military Commissions, Religious Tribunals, and the Democratic Virtues of Court Specialization, 51 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 231 (2011) goo.gl/vobPp4
  13. Inferiorizing Judicial Review: Popular Constitutionalism in Trial Courts, 43 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM 971 (2010) goo.gl/zSJrDh
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