Dr. Tammy Harel Ben-Shahar

The Academic Director of the Clinics for Law and Social Change

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Dr. Tammy Harel Ben Shahar is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, and the Academic Director of the Clinics for Law and Social Change. Dr. Harel Ben Shahar completed her LLD at the Hebrew University Law Faculty. Her dissertation on Equality in Education and the Privatization of Education won the Bronfman prize for outstanding dissertation in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. After completing her doctoral studies, Harel Ben Shahar spent two years as a post-doctoral scholar at Columbia University and at the Tikvah Center in the NYU Law school as a Fulbright fellow. Her scholarship engages issues in the intersection between Law and Philosophy, and focuses especially on Education Law and Philosophy, Distributive Justice, Human Rights, and Political Philosophy.        


  • Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University Law School (2015).
  • Post-doctoral Tikvah fellow, NYU School of Law (2014); David Berg fellow (2014).
  • L.L.D, The Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (2013).
  • L.L.B (summa cum laude), The Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, (2003).

Grants, Prizes and Fellowships

Chosen to participate in Israel's 2017 Junior Law Faculty Workshop, 2017

The Center for Ethics and Education Grant, 2016

The Tikvah Foundation Fellowship

The Fulbright-Rabin Award, 2014

The Alan Bronfman prize for best PHD dissertation.

The Birk Award for Distinguished Young Scholar of Law, 2013

The Harry and Sylvia Hoffman Leadership Program Fellowship 2011-2013

The Sarah Wolf Award, Hebrew University, 2012

Kretzmer Human Rights Fellowship, The Minerva Center for Human Rights, 2011

Research Fellow, the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University 2009-2011

The Switzerland-Israel Philosophy Fund Scholarship, 2009

Fields of Interest

Education Law

Political Philosophy

Distributive Justice

Human Rights


Law and Philosophy

Public Law