Prof. Ronen Perry

Tort Law, Insurance Law, Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Studies, Military Law
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Ronen Perry is a Professor of Law and Director of the Aptowitzer Center for Risk, Liability, and Insurance at the University of Haifa. Prof. Perry received his LLB magna cum laude from the Tel Aviv University in 1996, where he studied in the special program for excellent students (admitting 0.5% of undergraduate students). He completed with distinction his LLM studies, as part of the direct doctoral track requirements, then served for three years in the IDF JAG Corps, and received his LLD summa cum laude from the Hebrew University in 2001. Prof. Perry has published a book and seventy articles and book chapters on tort law, contract law, insurance, remedies, jurisprudence, and the legal process, and is also engaged in empirical and experimental legal studies without a priori commitment to a specific branch of law. He served as the President of the Israeli Private Law Association, and currently serves as member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, the World Tort Law Society, and the Global Young Academy, and as the Israeli reporter to the European Tort Law Yearbook. Prof. Perry was a visiting researcher at New York University, University of Oxford, Pompeu Fabra University, and the University of Vienna. He is one of the founding editors, and a senior editor of the Journal of Tort Law, an editorial board member of Law and Social Inquiry, Asian Journal of Law and Economics, and Osservatorio del diritto civile e commerciale, and and the editor-in-chief of the Haifa Law Review. In 2015, he was awarded the Fattal Prize for excellence in legal research.


  • 2000-2002: Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 2000: LL.D. summa cum laude, Hebrew University; Doctoral dissertation written under the supervision of the Honorable Supreme Court Justice, Prof. Izhak Englard (retired)
  • 1997: LL.M. studies (direct doctoral track; completed with distinction), Hebrew University
  • 1996: LL.B. magna cum laude, Tel Aviv University; The special program for excellent students

Fields of Intrests

  • Law of Torts
  • Insurance Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Military Law

Further Information

Associations, Organizations, and Institutions

  • General
    • Member, Global Young Academy (GYA), 2014-2019(155 members worldwide; founded by the Global Network of Science Academies: IAP).
    • Faculty Exchange Fellow, Israel Institute, 2014-2015.
  • Research - Methodological:
    • Member, American Law and Economics Association (ALEA), 2011-present.
    • Member, European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), 2011-present.
    • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), 2010-present.
  • Research - Thematic:
    • European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL):
      • 2013-2015: Fellow;
      • 2015-present: Member of the Association.
    • World Tort Law Society (25 members worldwide):
      • 2012-present: Member;
      • 2017-2020: Project Leader.
    • Israeli Private Law Association:
      • 2009-present: Member;
      • 2012-2014: Executive Board (with Amnon Lehavi and Eyal Zamir);
      • 2013-2014: President.
    • Professional:
      • Israel Bar Association, 1998-present.

Editorial Positions

  • Editor in Chief, Haifa Law Review (Israel: University of Haifa), 2006-2007, 2010-2014, 2016-present, volumes 3-4, 6-9, 11-15.
  • Executive Editor and Senior Editor, Journal of Tort Law (USA/Germany: De Gruyter), 2005-present, volumes 1-11.
  • Editorial Board, Law & Social Inquiry (USA: American Bar Foundation; Cambridge University Press), 2015-2019.
  • Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Law and Economics (De Gruyter), 2019-present.
  • Advisory Board, Osservatorio del diritto civile e commerciale (Italy), 2011-present.
  • Advisory Board, Law & Military (Israel: IDF JAG Corps), 2015-present.

International Positions

  • University of Oxford:
    • Visiting Fellow, Worcester College & Faculty of Law, Hilary Term 2017
    • Academic Visitor, Faculty of Law, 2014-15
    • Academic Visitor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Michaelmas Term 2014
  • University of Vienna:
    • Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Spring 2013
    • Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Spring 2011
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, Fall 2008
  • New York University: Global Research Fellow, School of Law, 2007-08