Dr. Yehuda Adar


Professor Adar is regarded by many as the leading Civil Remedies expert in the Israeli legal academia. His primary areas of research include Civil Remedies, Torts, Contracts, Consumer law and Private Law Theory, topics on which he has published in American, Canadian, Israeli, European, and Italian Law Journals. He is the primary co-author of the leading Israeli treatise on contract remedies (2009, Hebrew). This work is regularly cited by the Israeli Supreme Court (around 80 cases in the past decade) and the other courts (around 800 cases in total). Adar has served as member of the Standard Form Tribunal, Editor-in-Chief of the Haifa Law Review, and expert witness in Arbitrations before the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He serves regularly as academic advisor for leading Israeli law journals and has recently advised the Yale Law Journal.

  • LLB (magna cum laude), The Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, 1997.
  • LLD (within the Special Direct Program to L.L.D), The Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, 2004.
  • Post L.L.D, The University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Research in the fields of Legal Theory and Private Law, 2004.


  • Private Law Theory
  • Legal Remedies
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • Punishment and the Crime/Tort distinction
  • Law Enforcement & Consumer Law
  • Comparative Law


  1. Negligence Without Harm, (with Ronen Perry) Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming (2022).
  2. Ending The License To Exploit: Administrative Oversight Of Consumer Contracts , (with Shmuel I. Becher) Boston College law Review, Vol. 62, 2045-2461 (2022).
  3. Administrative Control and Consumer Exploitation in Standard Form Contracts, The Regulatory Review (A Publication of the Penn Program on Regulation) Opinion (with Samuel Becher) (2021).
  4. Law of Contracts, Ch. 4 in The Israeli Legal System, 69-86  (NOMOS) (B. Medina, C. Walter, L. Scholz & H.B Wabnitz eds.) (Hart Publishing, 2019).
  5. A Glance at the Work of a Legal Artist: Tribute to the Grand Master of Israeli Legal Academia67  (University of Siena Law Journal Studi Senesi ) 252-268 (2018).
  6. The CISG in Israel, Ch. 31 in International Sales Law: The Global Challenge518-538 (Larry Di-Matteo ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  7. L’Influenza della Cultura Giuridica Italiana sul Diritto di Israele (The Influence of Italian Legal Culture over Israeli Law) (with Pietro sirena) in Il Modello Giuridico – Scientifico E Legislativo – Italiano Fuori Dell’Europa 3-10 (Sabrina Lanni & Pietro Sirena eds. Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane , Napoli 2013) (Italian).
  8. La Dialettica di Principi e Regole nel Diritto Europeo dei Contratti: dal PECL al CESL e Oltre (Principles and Rules in the European Law of Contract: From PECL to CESL and Beyond), (with Pietro sirena) 2 Osservatorio Di Diritto civile E Commerciale 203-234 (2013) [The Civil & Commercial Law Observer] ( Italian).
  9. Comparative Negligence and Mitigation of Damages – Two Sister Doctrines in Search of Reunion31 Quinnipiac Law Review 783-842 (2013).
  10. Contract Remedies – In A Relational Perspective, (with Moshe Gelbard) Ch. 11 in The Organisational Contract 269-292 (Ashgate 2013).
  11. Principles and Rules in the Emerging European Contract Law: From the PECL to the CESL, and Beyond, (with Pietro Sirena) 9 European Review Of Contract Law 1-37 (2013).
  12. La Prospettiva dei Rimedi nel Diritto Privato Europeo (Remedies as An Emerging Concept in European Private Law), (with Pietro Sirena) 58 Rivista di Diritto Civile 359-387 (2012) ( Italian) .
  13. Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap1 Osservatorio Di Diritto Civile E Commerciale 322-275 (2012).
  14. The Role of Remedies in the Relational Theory of Contract – A Preliminary Inquiry, (with Moshe Gelbard) 7 European Review of Contract Law 399-424 (2011).
  15. Legal Engineering in Israeli law: Codification and Unification of the Law of Remedies, 64 Publications of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law 69-85 (2009).
  16. The Law of Remedies in a Mixed Jurisdiction: The Israeli Experience, (with Gabriela Shalev) 23 Tulane European &Civil Law Forum 111-141 (2008).
  17. Whiten v. Pilot Ins.Co: The Unofficial Death of the Independent Wrong Requirement and Official Birth of Punitive Damages in Contract, 41 Canadian Business Law Journal 247-278 (2005).
  18. Wrongful Abortion: a Wrong in Search of a Remedy, (with Ronen Perry), 5 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law &Ethics 507-586 (2005).



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