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Hila Shamir

Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2024

Hila Shamir
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Hila Shamir is a Professor at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. She is an expert in the fields of Employment, Labor, Immigration, and Welfare Law with a focus on issues of workers in global value chains, human trafficking, and gender equality. Shamir has taught at Toronto Faculty of Law, Georgetown Law School, Cornell Law School, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University. She served as Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at TAU Law (2017-2018). Shamir received a European Research Council (ERC) grant to pursue research on a Labor Approach to Human Trafficking, and established TraffLab – Labor Perspective to Human Trafficking research project (2018-2023). She then received a second ERC grant to explore “A New Labor Law for Supply Chain Capitalism (Sept 2024- Sept. 2029).

Shamir earned her S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School and LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University and clerked for Justice E. Mazza on the Israeli Supreme Court. Shamir is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, the Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty, and received the Cheshin, Zeltner and Fattal awards for academic excellence.

Her research has appeared in leading academic publication such as UCLA Law Review, Cornell Law Review, American J. of Comparative Law, Berkeley J. of Labor and Employment, Harvard J. of Law and Gender, International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and the Law, Theoretical Inquiries in Law and Journal of Modern Slavery, and Cornell International Law Journal. She is the co-author and editor of several books including (with Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouché, and Prabha Kotiswaran) Governance Feminism: An Introduction (Minnesota 2018) and Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (Minnesota 2019); and (with Issi Rosen-Zvi and Shay Aspril) Law Stories: Landmark Supreme Court Decisions that Transformed Israeli Society” (Am Oved, 2021).


  • S.J.D. Harvard Law School, 2008
  • LL.B. Tel Aviv University, 2003