Ori Herstein

Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2019

Areeda 129

617-495-5009

Assistant: Jonathan Donais / 617-496-2054

Biography

Professor Herstein is a member of the faculties at Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School and at King’s College London’s Dickson Poon School of Law. He is the co-editor of the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (OUP) and the co-convener of King’s Legal Philosophy Workshop. While at Harvard, he will be teaching 1L Torts and a seminar in legal theory.

Professor Herstein obtained his doctoral and master’s degrees from Columbia University Law School and his law degree and undergraduate philosophy degree from Tel Aviv University. While at Columbia, he wrote his doctoral dissertation under Professor Joseph Raz.

Previously, Professor Herstein spent two years as a visiting assistant professor teaching 1L Torts at Cornell University Law School. And during his graduate studies, Professor Herstein was an associate-in-law at Columbia University Law School. Also noteworthy is a brief position as a visiting professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Herstein spent two years in private practice as a litigation associate at the NYC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as well as clerked on the Tel Aviv Circuit Court. Professor Herstein was admitted to the New York Bar and the Israel Bar.

Writing in private law theory, jurisprudence, and moral philosophy, Professor Herstein’s work has appeared in journals such as Legal Theory, The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law and Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Mind, University of Toronto Law Journal, and the George Washington Law Review. Recently, Professor Herstein has been working on the ideas of legal luck and private wrongs, as well as on the philosophy and grounds of standing in both morality and the law.

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Areeda 129

617-495-5009

Assistant: Jonathan Donais / 617-496-2054