Dr. Yifat Aran
Dr. Aran is an assistant professor of business law, specializing in law and entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
She graduated from Stanford University (JSM, 2015; JSD, 2020) where she was a fellow of the prestigious Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program (SIGF) and the John Olin Program in Law and Economics. She also holds degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LLB; LLM), where she graduated as valedictorian.
In addition to her academic work, Dr. Aran has extensive experience as an attorney practicing corporate and commercial litigation. She served as a law clerk to Chief Justice, Dorit Beinisch, and a senior law clerk to Chief Justice, Dr. Asher Grunis.
In her research, she examines the relationships among investors, entrepreneurs, and employees in start-up companies, focusing especially on legal conditions that foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Corporate Law
- venture law
- The Startup Law of the Startup Nation, 53 Hebrew University Law Review (forthcoming, 2022) (in Hebrew).
- The Effect of Specialized Court over Time, in Time, Law, and Change: An Interdisciplinary Study 167 (Sofia Ranchordas & Yaniv Roznai eds., Hart Publishing, 2020) (with Moran Ofir)
- Making Disclosure Work for Start-Up Employees 2019(3) Columbia Business Law Review 102 (2019)
- Beyond Covenants Not to Compete: Equilibrium in High-Tech Start-Up Labor Markets 70(4) Stanford Law Review 1235 (2018)
- Dr. Aran’s TechCrunch op-eds
- Investment terms will toughen; employees will take the hit, Assaf Gilead, Globes (30 May, 2022).
- There is a Reason Why High-Tech Companies Hide Information From Employees Who Receive Options, Omri Zerachovitz, TheMarker (21.10.2021).
- Hi-tech Workers Know Very Little About the Billions Hidden in Options, Omri Zerachovitz, TheMarker (12.10.2021).
- What’s Happening in Venture Law in 2021?, Danny Crichton, TechCrunch (September 11, 2021).
- Institute Fellowship, The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, Rutgers University, 2022
- Summer Fellowship, The Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, 2022
- Donna Schweers and Thomas Geiser Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF), Stanford Vice Provost for Graduate Education, 2017-2020
- John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, Summer Research Fellowship, Stanford Law School, 2017
- John Hart Ely Prize for Outstanding Performance in Law and Economics Seminar, Taught by Professor Mitchell A. Polinsky, Stanford Law School, 2017
- Intellectual Property Writing Award, Stanford Law School Internal Writing Competition, 2017
- International Peace Scholarship, P.E.O. International Sisterhood, 2016–2017; 2017-2018
- E. David Fischman Scholarship, The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, 2014–2017.
- Silvan Cohen Fund Scholarship, Hebrew University Law School Award for Advanced Legal Studies Abroad, 2017-2018
- Lamas Fund Scholarship, Hebrew University Rector Award for Advanced Legal Studies Abroad, 2015–2016; 2017-2018
- Decalogue Fund Scholarship, Hebrew U. Law School Award for Advanced Legal Studies Abroad, 2014–2015; 2019-2020
- Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Modern American Legal Thought, Taught by Professor Barbara Fried, Stanford Law School, 2015
- Stanford Law School Fellowship, 2014–2015
- Lionel Cohen Award, Hebrew University Law School Award for the Class Valedictorian, 2010
- Wolf Foundation Award for Excellence in Studies, Hebrew University Rector Award, 2009
- Eisenberg Award for an Outstanding Law Student, Hebrew University Law School Award, 2008