Liat Dasht

Resident Fellow
Liat Dasht

Liat is an LL.M. candidate at Yale Law School. Her main areas of research revolve around the intersections of law and analytic philosophy and include constitutional law, free speech, contract law, and legal, moral, and political philosophy, as well as the philosophy of mind and action. Liat has earned her LL.B. in Law and B.A. in Philosophy, Summa cum laude, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Today, Liat serves as a Student Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. During her undergraduate studies, she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Hebrew University Law Review (online edition). Before coming to Yale, she worked as a research assistant at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Israel Democracy Institute in the areas of constitutional law, constitutional theory, jurisprudence, administrative law, public policy, tort law, and economic analysis of law. Additionally, she worked as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant at both the Faculty of Law and the Philosophy Department of the Hebrew University.

As part of her LL.B., Liat volunteered in the Hebrew University International Human Rights Legal Clinic, where she manages cases dealing with the legal status of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. Later on, she served as a law clerk to Head-Judge Michal Tzuk-Shafir in the Israeli Appeals Tribunal, which is an expert administrative tribunal for immigration, citizenship, and residency law. Upon graduation, Liat continued to work in the public sector and served as a law clerk for the Hon. Justice Ruth Ronnen of the Economic Division of the Tel Aviv District Court (currently of the Supreme Court of Israel).

Liat co-published an article titled “Coordinated or Complementary? Tort Law and the High Court of Justice.” Later on, she was awarded the Irving-Isadore Weinberg Prize for Excellence in Public Law for a research paper dealing with rules and standards in the constitutional proportionality test when applied to racist expressions against minorities. For her research paper titled “The Relevance of Autonomy in Post Mortal Rape,” she received the Law and Philosophy Forum Prize. Liat is pursuing her graduate studies at Yale as a Fulbright Fellow and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship.