Prof. Eli Salzberger

Jurisprudence, law and economics, constitutional law, supreme court, law and political theory

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Professor Eli Salzberger was the fifth Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa (2005-2009) and the President of the European Association for Law and Economics. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1 st in class). He clerked for Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers. His research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court. He has published more than 40 scientific articles and several books.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, of the public council of the Israeli Democracy Institute and of a State commission for reform in performers’ rights in Israel. He was awarded various grants and fellowships, among them Rothschild, Minerva, GIF, ISF, Fulbright, ORS and British Council. Salzberger was a visiting professor at various universities including Princeton, University of Hamburg, Humboldt University, University of Torino, Miami Law School, University of St. Galen and UCLA. Currently he is the director of the Haifa Center for German and European Studies, and the director of the Minerva Center for the Study of the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions.


• D.Phil, Oxford
• LL.B. , The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fields of Intrests

• Legal Philosophy
• Political Philosophy
• The Supreme Court
• Law & Society
• Public Choice
• Law & Economics

I am proud of the diversity of students and faculty at the Law , its strong sense of community and involvement in public affairs in Israel; and the true participation of our strong student body in the School's various committees and decision making processes.