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Michal Gat Gilad

Michal Gat Gilad

Michal Gilad in an Associate Fellow with the Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI). Michal joined the Penn Law S.J.D. program in 2013. Prior to that, Michal has graduated with distinction from Penn Law LL.M. program (which she joined as a Dean’s Scholar), while simultaneously completing an MS degree in Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Criminology (Graduating with honors). Michal also holds an LL.B. from the Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude). Her research interests lie in the synthesis of law and the social sciences, aiming to enhance quality of justice and improve the efficacy of legal policies. She focuses on the adaptation of legal policies to the developmental needs of children and adolescents.

Before coming to Penn Michal has clerked for honorable Justice Edna Arbel of the Supreme Court of Israel. She also practiced law as a public prosecutor, and served as a policy attaché for the State Attorney of Israel, leading extensive policy-oriented interdisciplinary comparative research on issues of criminal law and social science.

Michal’s research on the effect of crime on children was supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She also served as a Visiting Researcher with Aequitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women.