Ofra Bloch


Ofra Bloch is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School and a Graduate Policy Fellow at Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Her research draws on legal history to explore questions of inequality and law. In her J.S.D. dissertation, Ofra examines the ways in which affirmative action law and policy successfully fight some forms of inequality while sustaining others. This involves several substantive areas of law, including constitutional law, administrative law, education law, and anti-discrimination law.

Before coming to Yale, Ofra served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Esther Hayut of the Supreme Court of Israel. Ofra holds an LL.M degree from Yale Law School, and LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from Tel-Aviv University. Ofra is also a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel-Aviv University, has served as a research assistant and a teaching assistant in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, and welfare law, and was a member of the editorial board of Theoretical Inquiries in Law.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Reva Siegel (chair), Judith Resnik (reader), and Issa Kohler-Hausmann (reader)

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2015
LL.M., summa cum laude, Tel-Aviv University, 2014
LL.B., magna cum laude, Tel-Aviv University, 2012

Publications