Dr. Faina Milman-Sivan

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International Labor Law, Labor Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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About

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Faina Milman-Sivan is an associate professor at the Law Faculty at the University of Haifa. Her research and publications focus on critical analysis of the international labor law regime, freedom of association and prison labor. She holds an L.LM and JSD from Columbia University Faculty of Law, and articled at the Israeli Supreme Court, with the former Chief Justice, Dorit Beinisch. She was a Global Houser Fellow at the NYU Faculty of Law (2013) and has received various research grants, including from the Israel Science Foundation, and Germany Israel Foundation (Young). She is co-editor of Global Justice and International Labor Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2016) (with Y. Dahan and H. Lerner), and the co-editor of the Law Journal’s "Labor, Society and Law" (with G. Mundlak).

Education

J.S.D, Columbia University, School of Law, October 2006

LL.M, Columbia University, School of Law, summa cum laude (Kent Scholar) May 2000

LL.B, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Law, magna cum laude, June1998

Fields of Intrests

  • International Labor Law
  • Labor Law
  • Global Governance
  • Global Distributive Justice Theories
  • Transnational Civil Society
  • New Governance Theories 
  • Feminism
  • Law and Social Change 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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Professional Experience

NYU Law Faculty, Hauser Global Fellow Research Program, 2013-2014

Haifa University, Faculty of Law, associate Professor, 2007-present

Teaching classes in Labor Law, International Labor Law, The Origins of Law, Negotiation and the Law, Freedom of Association 

Academic Center of Law and Business, Assistant Professor, 2004-2007

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Teacher, 2004-5

Cahill, Gordon & Reindell Law Firm, New York, U.S.A. Associate, 2001

Areas of Practice: Corporate Law, Securities Law

Israeli Supreme Court, Justice Dorith Beinish, Law Clerk and Legal Assistant,  1997-1999

Apr 1999-August 1999, Legal Assistant; 1997-1998, Law Clerk   

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

German-Israeli Foundation (Young), PI, 110,000 NIS, Subject: Shared Responsibility and International Labor Organization, 2012

Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Workshop Grant, 104,000NIS ((with Dr. Hanna Lerner, TA University)Subject – Global Justice and International Labor Law  

Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) Grant, PI, 188,000 NIS (with Dr. Hanna Lerner, TA University) Subject - Global Justice and Global Governance: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects - The case of International Labor Law, October 2009-October 2011

University of Haifa Research Authority – PI, NIS 6,000 (for GIF (Young) application graded "very good")

Fellowship, CEU Summer University, Budapest, Hungary, July 2007

Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, September 2001 – October 2006

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, Ph.D. Scholarship, 2001-2004

Academic Center of Law and Business, Ph.D. Scholarship, 1999-2001

Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, May 2000

Rector's Award for best student at the law school, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, October 1996


Activities and Memberships

Israeli-Arab Legal Career Promotion Project, Co-Manager (2012-Current)

Israeli Society for Labor Law and Social Security, Member of Managing Board (2011-current)

Participated in several workshops, and delivered talks on the topic of privatization of prisons and International Labor Law. Assisted in drafting a petition to the High Court of Justice objecting prison privatization (2005-2006)

New-York Bar Association, non-active member (joined in 2003) 

Conferences, Colloquium Talks, and Invited Addresses (Selected)  

Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, Faina Milman-Sivan, "Labor Duties as Principles of Justice: A Cosmopolitan Approach," Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, (Honolulu, USA, May 2012).

Global Labor Law and Global Justice (Conference Co-Organizer, with Dr. Yossi Dahan, Dr. Hanna Lerner)

Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, Faina Milman-Sivan, "Labor Duties as Principles of Justice: A Cosmopolitan Approach in Global Justice and International Law,"International Workshop on Global Justice and International Labor Law, Haifa University, (Haifa, Israel, January 2012). 

"Collective Responsibility and Transnational Labor Law", Mapping the Hard Law/Soft Law Terrain: Labor & Environmental Protection in Corporate Codes and Public –Private Initiatives (with Dr. Yossi Dahan, Dr. Hanna Lerner) (TA, June 2010)

"Stopping Private Prisons in Israel: The Role of Prison Labor ", Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law (Chicago, May 2010)

Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, Faina Milman-Sivan "Global Justice, Labor Standards and Responsibility", Conference on Global Ethics: 10 Years into the Millennium, University of Western England (Bristol, UK, June 2010).

"Creating International Labor Law in the Era of Globalization: the ILO from a Distributive Justice Theory Perspective" (with Dr. Hanna Lerner) Second Global International Studies Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2008), Paper accepted, Declined. 

"Democracy, Representation and Civil Society in the EU: Lessons from the ILO,"Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law (Montreal, Canada, May 2008)

"Democracy, Representation and Civil Society in the EU: Lessons from the ILO,"Operationalizing Global Governance, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington (Indiana, USA, March 2008)

"Stability, Representation and Civil Society," The Exercise of Power in International Organizations, Tel-Aviv University and Max Plank Institute (Tel-Aviv, March 2008)

"Democratizing the Transnational Sphere," Ramat-Gan Law School International Conference: Labor Law in the Era of Globalization, Ramat-Gan, Israel, January 2008 (Conference Co-organizer, together with Dr. Yossi Dahan)

"The Virtuous Cycle: A New Paradigm for Democratizing Global Governance through Deliberation," Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, (Berlin, Germany, July 2007)

"Global Processes and Non Governmental Public Action," CEU Summer University, Budapest, Hungary, July 2007

"Mediating Procedure and Substance: On the Privatization of the Justice System and Equality at Work," (with Dr. Orna Rabinovitch-Einy), Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, June 2007

"The Virtuous Cycle: A New Paradigm for Democratizing Global Governance through Deliberation," International Law Forum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2007

"Freedom of Association and Equitable Dialogue – the ILO and Deliberative Democracy Theories," Haifa University, Departmental Seminar, Haifa, Israel, April 2007

"Enforcing Employment Law through Governmental Contracts," The Israeli Association of Public Law, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 2006 

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