Prof. Ariel Porat

Prof. Ariel Porat

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Prof. Ariel Porat is the president of Tel-Aviv University and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the EMET Prize Laureate (2014). In 2002-2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Associate Member and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Toronto and the University of Virginia. Porat is a member of the American Law Institute, a former board member of the American Law and Economics Association and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997-2002, he was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief in the years 1999-2003. He is the author of several books including Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Alex Stein) and Getting Incentives Right (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with Robert Cooter), as well as many articles in torts and contracts, most recently "The Restoration Remedy in Private Law" 119 Columbia Law Review 1901 (2018) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); "Limited Inalienability Rules," 107 Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2019) (with Stephen Sugarman); "Personalizing Mandatory Rules in Contract Law" 86 University of Chicago Law Review 255 (2019) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); "Free Speech and Cheap Talk" Journal of Legal Analysis (forthcoming 2019) (with Daniel Hemel), and “Tort Liability and the Risk of Discriminatory Government” 87 University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Ehud Guttel).