Liat DashtLiat Dasht is a J.S.D. candidate and an Information Society Project (ISP) fellow at Yale Law School, where she also earned her LL.M. degree as a Fulbright Scholar in 2022. She further holds an LL.B. in Law and a B.A. in Philosophy, completed summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2019). Prior to her graduate studies at Yale, Liat served as a lecturer and a teaching assistant in both the Hebrew University Department of Philosophy in various topics and the University’s Faculty of Law in courses related to contract law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. As a research assistant at Yale Law School, the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, and the Israel Democracy Institute, she has worked in the areas of law and philosophy, jurisprudence, constitutional law and constitutional theory, tort Law, criminal Law, cybersecurity, the economic analysis of law, and public policy. During her undergraduate studies, Liat served as an editor-in-chief of the Hebrew University Law Review, Mishpatim (online edition).

In the public sector, Liat served as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Ronnen of the Economic Division of the Tel Aviv District Court (currently of the Supreme Court of Israel) and Judge Michal Tzuk-Shafir of the Israel Appeals Tribunal in the Ministry of Justice, an expert administrative tribunal for immigration, citizenship, residency, and refugee law. She also pursued clinical legal work in the field of international human rights and worked with civil society organizations dealing with human rights issues, refugees, and organized labor.

Liat’s main areas of research currently revolve around the intersections of law and analytic philosophy and focus on constitutional law, free speech, contract law, and legal, moral, and political philosophy, as well as the philosophy of mind and action. Her dissertation deals with the ways in which questions of moral responsibility of formal collectives – such as the state, the legislature, and corporations – as well as the intrinsic moral significance of these collectives’ actions and mental states – are represented in positive legal doctrines and affect the way in which the law should be designed. In philosophy, Liat takes a further interest in metaethics and epistemology.

Liat’s work in the areas of law and philosophy and public law has received several awards and prizes, and her first law review article was published in the Hebrew University Law Review in 2020 (co-authored with Professor Ehud Guttel and Dr. Yuval Procaccia).

Doctoral Committee
Professors Scott J. Shapiro (chair), Jack M. Balkin (reader), Stephen Darwall (reader, Yale Philosophy Department), Daniel Markovits (reader), and Gideon D. Yaffe (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2022
LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019
B.A. (Philosophy), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019

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