Orna Rabinovich-Einy

Prof. Orna Rabinovich-Einy

Orna Rabinovich-Einy is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa. Her areas of expertise are online dispute resolution (ODR), alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and civil procedure, with research focusing on the impact of technology on dispute resolution, the relationship between formal and informal justice systems, and dispute resolution system design. She has published widely in these areas, and most recently has co-authored a book with Professor Ethan Katsh entitled “Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes,” published by Oxford University Press. Rabinovich-Einy holds a J.S.D. degree from Columbia University. She was admitted to the Israel (1998) and N.Y. (2001) Bar, and was certified as a mediator in New York (2003).

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • civil procedure
  • dispute resolution and technology

Hebrew Publications


  • The Ford-Firestone Debacle, Conference on Online Dispute Resolution, Edinburgh (June 2003)
  • Lessons of ODR: Rethinking Traditional Approaches, Conference on Online Dispute Resolution, Cairo (March 2006)
  • The Role of ODR in e-Commerce, Conference on the Proposed Israeli e-Commerce Legislation, Haifa University Faculty of Law (Commentator, March 2006)
  • Internal Dispute Resolution in Israel, Transatlantic Perspectives on ADR, St. John’s University, New York, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Speaker, July 2006)
  • The Israeli New Generation Court System, Conference on Online Dispute Resolution (Member of Organizing Committee & Speaker, April 2007)
  • Problem Solving Courts and the Problem of Accountability, Workshop on Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Problem Solving Courts, Bar Ilan University (Speaker, May 2007)
  • The Impact of New Technologies on Civil Procedure, Judges’ Conference, Haifa University (May 2007)
  • Context and Accountability in Mediation, Workshop on Mediation in the Post-Institutionalization Phase (Speaker, June 2007)
  • Plurality and Context in Mediation, Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Humboldt University (Speaker, July 2007)
  • Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Law and Society, University of Haifa (Speaker, February 2008)
  • Annual Conference of European Association of Law and Economics (Commentator, September 2008)
  • Jurix 2008 – Workshop on Online Dispute Resolution, University of Florence (Speaker, December 2008)
  • Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Law and Society, Hebrew University (Speaker, December 2008)
  • Conference on “Disputes, Technology and the Law,” University of Haifa (Academic Supervisor and Commentator, June 2009)
  • International Workshop on ADR and ODR, Open University of Catalunya (Speaker, September, 2009)
  • Conference on User Driven Approaches to Dispute Resolution, Tilburg University (Speaker, November, 2009)
  • Israel Law and Society Conference, Tel Aviv University (Speaker, December, 2009)
  • Conference on Access to Justice, The Hague (Speaker, April 2010)
  • Symposium on ADR in Healthcare, Duke University (Organizer and speaker, October 2010)
  • Law and Society Association Conference, Boston (Speaker and chair, May 2013).
  • Workshop on Law and Economics, Copenhagen (Speaker, August 2013)
  • Works in Progress in ADR, NY (Speaker, November 2013)
  • Forum on Online Dispute Resolution, Stanford (Chair, June 2014)
  • Bridging Theory and Practice of Creative Conflict Engagement, Bar Ilan (Speaker, January 2015)
  • Pre-Actions Protocols and Access to Justice, Civil Procedure Reform in Israel, Tel Aviv University (Speaker and organizer, March 2015)
  • Dispute Resolution in the Sharing Economy, Fordham Law School (Speaker, May 2015)
  • Online Dispute Resolution Forum, Pace University (Speaker, June 2015)
  • Resolution of Mass Disputes, University of Haifa (Speaker, November 2015)
  • A New Relationship between Private and Public Dispute Resolution: Lessons from Online Dispute Resolution, Cambridge University (Speaker, April 2016)
    • Online Dispute Resolution in Courts, Peace Palace, The Hague (Facilitator, May 2016)
    • Online Dispute Resolution in Business, Beijing (Speaker, September, 2016)
    • ADR/ODR in Spain, University of Granada (Speaker, November, 2016)


  • Orna Rabinovich-Einy and Roee Tsur Unclogging the Collision Course: The Evolution of Benoam, an Online Private Court, ACResoution Magazine (abstract peer-reviewed), pp. 4 Winter(2010)
  • Report on New Technologies and the Civil Litigation Process in Israel,Prepared for the International Association of Procedural Law XIIIth World Congress on New Technologies and the Civil Litigation
  • Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Hanan Mandel, Davod Silvera and Omer Shapira , Who Will Guard the Dispute Settler? Supervision and Control over ADR Processes, Prepared for:the Conference on The Institutionalization of Dispute Resolution Systems in Israel, Israel, (11 pp.)(2012).
  • JSD, Columbia University  (2005)
  • LL.M. Columbia University (2000)
  • LL.B. Tel Aviv University (1998)
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies (1998)


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law and Technology / Online Dispute Resolution
  • civil procedure 
  • Academic positions​​
    • Associate Professor
    •  Head of Advanced Degrees Committee​