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Eli M. Salzberger

Eli M. Salzberger
Visiting Professor
D.Phil. 1993, Oxford University
LL.B.,1987, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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E-mail: salzberger@me.com


Eli Salzberger is a Professor and the former Dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. He also served as the President of the European Association for Law and Economics. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1st in class). He clerked for Chief Justices Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish (when she served as Deputy State Attorney). He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. Since 1993 he has been a member of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law.

Professor Salzberger's research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, intellectual property, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, UCLA Law School, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a number of European law schools including Humboldt, Hamburg, Utrecht, Torino, and Aix-Marseilles. He was a member of the board of directors of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the head of ACRI team dealing with human rights in the occupied territories; a member of the public council of the Israeli Democracy Institute, which deliberated a draft constitution for Israel; and a member of a governmental 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.

Some of Professor Salzberger's most recent publications include two books co-authored with Niva Elkin Koren: "Law, Economics and Cyberspace," Edward Elgar (2006), and "Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: The Limits of Analysis," Routledge (2012), as well as an edited volume on the Law and Economics of Innovation, Edward Elgar (2012), and numerous articles, including: "The Economic Analysis of the Public Domain," in Bernt Hugenholtz (ed.), The Future of the Public Domain, Kluwer (2006), pp. 27-58; "Judicial Activism in Israel," in Brice Dikson (ed.), Judicial Activism in Common Law Supreme Courts, Oxford University Press (2008), pp. 217-271; and "Separation of Powers and the Roles of the Judiciary: A Theoretical Analysis Through an Israeli Perspective," in Leny E. de Groot-van Leeuwen and Wannes Rombouts (eds.), Separation of Powers in Theory and Practice, An International Perspective, Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen the Netherlands (2010), pp. 11-47.

At Miami Law Professor Salzberger teaches "Law and Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation."