Prof. Sagit Mor
Sagit Mor is an Associate Professor at the University of Haifa Law Faculty. She is the Head of the International Center for Health Law and Bioethics and the Chair of the Law and Health LL.M. Program at the Haifa Law Faculty. Her areas of expertise are disability studies and disability rights. Following the completion of her doctoral studies at New York University School of Law, she was an Ed Roberts postdoctoral fellow in disability studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral dissertation won the Association for the Study of Law Culture and the Humanities 2007 Dissertation Award. In 2015-16 she was an Israel Institute fellow at the University of Washington. She is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Collaborative Research Network of Disability Legal Studies at the Law and Society Association. Her publications concern sociolegal analysis of disability in various fields including employment discrimination, disability benefits, access to justice, bioethics and wrongful life. Her current research focuses on disability critique of torts. Her most recent publication is the Disability Studies Reader in Hebrew, which she co-edited. She was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities and a member of the Health Services Basket Expansion Public Committee (Ministry of Health, Israel).
- Disability Rights
- Health Law
- Law and Society
- Tort Law
Books and Edited Volumes
- Sagit Mor & Katharina Heyer (Editors), Law and Society Review, Edited Volume on Disability, Law, and Society. Vol 53(4) (2019).
- Sagit Mor, Neta Ziv, Arlene Kanter, Nissim Mizrahi, Adva Eichengreen (Editors), The Hebrew Disability Studies Reader, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (Hebrew) (2016). To buy click here.
- Sagit Mor, Rina B. Pikkel & Havi Inbar-Lankry, “Representing Disability in Tort Litigation – An Empirical Analysis of Judicial Discourse (1998-2018)”, Law and Social Inquiry (forthcoming).
- Rina B. Pikkel & Sagit Mor, Sex Damages that Count: Harm to Sexual Functioning, Disability, and the Right to Sexuality in Tort Law, Hamishpat 28, 251 (Hebrew) )2022).
- Sagit Mor, 2022, “Are We All Part of a One Human Fabric? Disability, Solidarity and Covid-19”. Mishpat U’Mimshal Law Review 24 pp. 425-462. (Hebrew) (2022). לצרף מאמר מצורף
- Michal Segal, Sagit Mor & Israel (Issi) Doron, The Judicial Construction of Older Consumers’ Rights: A Qualitative Case-Law Analysis, Canadian Journal of Law and Society. Vol. 36 pp. 159-180 (2021)
- Carmit-Noa Shpigelman, Sagit Mor, Dalia Sachs & Naomi Schreuer, Supporting the Development of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: Access, Stigma, Identity, and Power, Studies in Higher Education (Published online: 28 July 2021)
- Sagit Mor, A Disability Critique of the Israeli Ministry of Health Guidelines Concerning Allocation of Life Saving Ventilators During Covid-19, Zefat Forum on Bioethics 21 (Hebrew) (2020).
- Michal Segal, Sagit Mor, Consumer Exploitation and Protection the Consumer Rights of Older Persons in Israel, Social Security. Vol. 109 pp. 87-116 (2020) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor & Rina B. Pikkel, Disability, Rights, and the Construction of Sexuality in Tort Claims, Law and Society Review. Vol. 53(4) pp. 1016-1050 (2019).
- Sagit Mor, Twenty Years to the Equal Rights of Persons with Disability Law: Contours of a Legal Revolution in Formation, Mishpat U’Mimshal Law Review Vol. 20 pp. 267-301 (2019) (Hebrew).
- Michal Segal, Israel (Issi) Doron & Sagit Mor, Consumer Fraud: Older People’s Perceptions and Experiences, Journal of Aging and Social Policy. Vol. 31 pp. 1-21 (2019).
- Meytal Segal Reich, Israel Doron & Sagit Mor, Ethical Issues in Advocacy by Nonprofit Organizations: The Case of Legal Consultation and Representation of Older Clients in Israel, Journal of Comparative and International Aging Law and Policy. Vol. 10 pp. 1-44 (2019).
- Einat Albin, Sagit Mor, Appropriate Representation for Disabled People in the Workplace in Israel, Labor, Law and Society Vol. 15 pp. 75-115 (2018) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, With Justice and Access for All, 39 Cardozo Law Review, 611-647 (2018).
- Sagit Mor, Nothing About Us Without Us: A Disability Challenge to Bioethics, in:Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel: Sociolegal, Political, and Empirical Analysis, pp 97-116 (Boas H, Davidovitch N, Filc D, Hashiloni-Dolev Y, and Lavi S. eds., Cambridge University Press) (2018).
- Sagit Mor, The Meaning of Injury: A Disability Perspective, in: Injury and Injustice: The Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress, pp.27-49 (Anne Bloom, David Engel, and Michael McCann eds., Cambridge University Press) (2018).
- Sagit Mor, Disability Rights and Disability Critique: Implications for Bioethics, Zefat Forum on Bioethics 15 (Hebrew) (2016).
- Sagit Mor, The Right to Access and Access to Justice – A Disability Perspective, Hukim – Journal of Legislation Vol 8 pp. 15-83 (Hebrew) (2016).
- Neta Ziv, Sagit Mor, Adva Eichengreen, Disability Studies in Hebrew: An Emerging Academic Field – Introduction in: The Hebrew Disability Studies Reader (Sagit Mor, Neta Ziv, Arlene Kanter, Nissim Mizrahi & Adva Eichengreeneds., The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute) (Hebrew) (2016).
- Sagit Mor, A Disability Critique of Fetal Selection Due to Congenital Impairments, in: The Hebrew Disability Studies Reader (Sagit Mor, Neta Ziv, Arlene Kanter, Nissim Mizrahi & Adva Eichengreen eds., The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute) (Hebrew) (2016).
- Sagit Mor, Maayan Sudai, Or Shai, This Law Which Is Not One: On Intersex People in Israeli Law, in: The Rights of the LGBT Community in Israel: Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Alon Harel et al eds., 2016) (Hebrew).
- Meytal Segal-Reich, Israel Doron, Sagit Mor, Ethical Issues in Cause Lawyering: The Case of Lawyers Representing Older Clients in Organizations, Society and Welfare Vol. 36 (3-4) pp. 503-522 (2016) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor & Osnat Ein-Dor, Invalid Testimony: Disability and Voice in the Criminal Procedure, Mishpat U’Mimshal Law Review Vol. 16 pp. 187-248 (2014) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, The Dialectics of Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth Claims in Israel: A Disability Critique, Studies in Law, Politics and Society Vol. 63. pp. 113-146 (2014).
- Sagit Mor, Maayan Sudai, Or Shai, From Absence to Presence: A Critique of Intersex Surgeries, Mishpatim, The Hebrew University Law Review Vol. 44(1), pp. 89-157 (2013) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, Equal Rights for Disabled People in Employment Law – From Fixing the Person to Fixing Society, Tel Aviv University Law Review 35 97-150 (2012) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Quality of Healthcare and the Role of Relationships: Bridging the Medico-Legal Divide, 22 Health Matrix 121-136 (2012).
- Sagit Mor, Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Relational Malpractice, 42 Seton Hall Law Review 601 (2012).
- Sagit Mor, Disability and the Persistence of Poverty: Reconstructing Disability Allowances, 6 Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 178 (2011).
- Sagit Mor, Disability Rights in Israel: Between Socio-political Conceptualization and Legal Recognition, in: Access to Justice and Social Rights 79 (2009) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, Towards Radicalization of Disability Insurance: Chronicles of a Struggle for Social Change, Empowerment in Trial, Law Society and Culture Series, 91 (2008) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor, “Tell My Sister to Come and Get Me Out of Here”: A Reading of Ableism and Orientalism in Israel’s Immigration Policy (The First Decade), 27(4) Disability Studies Quarterly (2007).
- Sagit Mor, Between Charity, Welfare, and Warfare: A Disability Legal Studies Analysis of Privilege and Neglect in Israeli Disability Policy, 18 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 63 (2006).
- Dalia Sachs, Naomi Shrueuer, Carmit-Noa Shpigelman, Sagit Mor, Arlene Kanter, Yael Roitman, Hila Cohen “Revolution in Higher Education – Assessing the Contribution of Multi-Disability Support Centers in Higher Education” A Summary Report (The National Insurance Institute, 2020) (Hebrew).
- Adva Eichengreen, Sagit Mor, Neta Ziv, A Guide to Accessible Conferences (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2013) (Hebrew).
- Sagit Mor Imagining the Law: The Construction of Disability in the Domains of Rights and Welfare – The Case of Israeli Disability Policy, New York University School of Law, Supervisors: Prof. Oscar Chase, Prof. Jerome Bruner, Prof. Christine Harrington (2005).
- J.S.D. New York University, School of Law, 2005
- LL.M. New York University, School of Law, 2000
- LL.B. Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, 1997
Fields of Interest
- Disability Studies
- Disability Critique of Law (Disability Legal Studies)
- Law and Social Change
- Law and Society
- Tort Law
- Law, Health and Bioethics
- Israel Institute Fellow, University of Washington, 2015-2016
- Recipient of the 2007 Julien Mezey Dissertation Award of the Association for the Study of Law Culture and Humanities
- Ed Roberts Post-doctoral Fellow in Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2005-2006
Academic and Public Activities
- Head of the International Center for Health Law and Bioethics.
- Chair of the Law and Health LL.M. Program.
- Member of the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
- Member of the Ministry of Health Committee on New Guidelines Concerning Intersex People.
- Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on Disability Legal Studies, the Law and Society Association.
- Co-founder and Co-coordinator of the Israeli Disability Studies Network (IDSN).
- Co-instructor of the academic working group on Disability Studies at the Van Leer institute (2011-2013).
- Attorney, Bizchut – The Israeli Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, 1998-1999.
- Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Prof. Aharon Barak, 1997-1998.