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Netta Barak-Corren

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Netta Barak-Corren

Visiting Professor of Law

I am a legal scholar and cognitive scientist, focusing on empirical and behavioral analysis of constitutional and public law, with a particular interest in conflicts of rights and the interaction between law and religion and law and social norms.

I received my LL.B. in Law and B.A. in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University (Valedictorian and three-time recipient of the Albert Einstein and Rector awards). I then clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Hon. Dorit Beinish, and pursued doctoral studies at Harvard, graduating in 2016.

Currently, I am a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a member of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality, and the Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity at the Hebrew University (on leave). I am also a Nootbaar Religious Freedom Fellow at Pepperdine University School of Law. In the academic year 2022-2023 I will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law and a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics in Harvard. In Fall 2022 I will be the David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Chicago Law School.

I am grateful for the support of grants from the Israel Science Foundation, Israeli Democracy Institute, Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research, Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Minerva Center for Human Rights, the Sinclair Kennedy Fellowship, Harvard Program on Negotiation’s Next Generation Grant and Harvard’s Interfaculty Initiative on Mind, Brain, and Behavior, among others.

Research Awards include the S.Z. Cheshin Young Scholar Award for Academic Excellence in Law, the Gorni Prize for an Outstanding Young Scholar in Public Law, the Birk Prize for Excellence in Legal Research, the Howard Raiffa Best Paper Award, the Fisher-Sander Best Paper Award, the Menachem Goldberg Best Paper Award, and Stanford’s International Junior Faculty Forum.

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