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Publications and Honors

Doaa Abu Elyounes S.J.D. ’21

Doaa recently published “Bail or Jail? Judicial versus Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Pretrial System” in the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and “‘Computer Says No!’: The Impact of Automation on the Discretionary Power of Public Officers” in the Vanderbilt Journal of Law and Technology.

Saptarishi Bandopadhyay S.J.D. ‘16

Saptarishi’s first book, “All Is Well: Catastrophe and the Making of the Normal State,” has been published by Oxford University Press (2022). He is an assistant professor at York University, Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada.

Elettra Bietti S.J.D. ’22

Elettra has posted a new draft to SSRN titled “A Genealogy of Platform Regulation,” which has already been used as a source in classes on the topic. She is also starting a joint fellowship with NYU Law School and Cornell Tech (Digital Life Initiative) in 2022. As a fellow with the Yale Information Society Project, Elettra is co-editing a special essay collection in the Yale Law Journal focused on the digital public sphere and critical race theory.

Sam Bookman

Sam is co-editing a volume of essays (with Max Harris, Ed Willis and Hanna Wilberg) titled “Pragmatism, Principle and Power in Common Law Systems” (forthcoming, 2022). His own chapter in the volume is titled “Interpreters, Reformers, Communicators: Constitutional Scholars and the Unwritten Constitution.”

Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva

Angel was appointed as a Lecturer/Clinical Instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic at Boston University for the 2021-2022 academic year. He also published an essay, “At the Margins of the Indigenous Rights Ecosystem: Underrepresented Struggles for Indigenous Self-Determination,” in the Harvard Human Rights Journal Online, which was selected as winner of its Winter 2021 Essay Contest.

Elena Chachko S.J.D. ’22

Elena recently published “National Security by Platform” (Stanford Technology Law Review 2021) and has two forthcoming pieces: “Refugee Responsibility Sharing or Responsibility Dumping?”(California Law Review, forthcoming, 2022, with Katerina Linos; also featured on the legal blog Just Security), and “Persistent Aggrandizement? Israel’s Cyber Defense Architecture,” in The United States’ Defend Forward Cyber Strategy: A Comprehensive Legal Analysis (Oxford University Press, Jack Goldsmith, editor, 2022). She received the 2020 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship, awarded by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin, for her article “Administrative National Security,” published in the Georgetown Law Journal. Elena is currently holding two fellowship positions: she is an Academic Fellow in the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law at Berkeley Law School and a Rappaport Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Sannoy Das

Sannoy is publishing a piece titled “State and the Patriarch: Rewriting Charan Lal Sahu v. Union of India” in the Indian Law Review (with Ananyaa Mazumdar). He has also published two entries in the AfronomicsLaw Blog: “ISDS Reform and the Problems of Imagining Our Future” and “The Rotten Core of International Investment Law.” Sannoy has been appointed as a lecturer at Boston University School of Law to teach international law.

Evelyn Douek S.J.D. ’22

Evelyn has recently published several pieces, including a research paper for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University on “The Rise of Content Cartels”; an essay for the University of Chicago Law Review (online) titled “What Kind of Oversight Board Have You Given Us?”; an ’s article in the Columbia Law Review titled “Governing Online Speech: From ‘Posts-As-Trumps’ to Proportionality and Probability”; and a symposium piece in the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law on “The Limits of International Law in Content Moderation.”

Kabir Duggal

Kabir has published a few co-authored pieces this past year: “Evolution of 28 U.S.C. § 1783: An Unexplored Tool to Support International Arbitration,” Journal of International Arbitration (2021); “Adding New Ingredients to an Old Recipe: Do ISDS Reforms and New Investment Treaties Support Human Rights?”, Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law (2021); “Consequences of Crisis and the Great Re-Think: COVID-19’s Impact on Energy Investment, Sustainability and the Future of International Investment Agreements,” The Journal of World Energy Law & Business (2021); and “Human Rights and Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform: Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole?”, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2021). Kabir has also published a few co-authored blog posts: “Model Investment Agreements and Human Rights: What Can We Learn from Recent Efforts?”, in The Bulletin: Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (August 2021); 2020 in Review: The Pandemic, Investment Treaty Arbitration, and Human Rights, in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog (January 2021), and on “When the Answer Is Becoming the Question: Impact of Arbitrations on the Environment,” in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog (November 2020).

Brenda Dvoskin

Brenda has a forthcoming piece in the Villanova Law Review titled “Representation without Elections: Civil Society Participation as a Remedy for the Democratic Deficits of Online Speech Governance.”

Rabea Eghbariah

Rabea has a new piece,“Informal Governance: Internet Referral Units and the Rise of State Interpretation of Terms of Service,” with Amre Metwally, in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology (2021, with Amre Metwally). He has also published an entry titled “Jewishness as Property Under Israeli Law” as part of the Law and Settler Colonialism in Palestine symposium hosted by the Law and Political Economy Project (LPE).

Afroditi Giovanopoulou S.J.D. ’19

Afroditi recently published “Pragmatic Realism: Revisiting America’s Order After World War II” in the Harvard International Law Journal. She has also been interviewed on the new legal podcast Digging A Hole, co-hosted by Professors David Schleicher and Samuel Moyn of Yale Law School.

Jacquelene Mwangi

Jacquelene has a forthcoming piece titled “Contesting Digital Colonialism Narratives in Africa & Their Framing Effects.” This piece is part of a research sprint on the Ethics of Digitalization project hosted by the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development at the University of Johannesburg , the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, and the Berkman Klein Center. She has also co-authored a book chapter titled “The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights as an Opportunity Structure,” in The Performance of Africa’s International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, And Social Change (James Thou Gathii ed., 2021, with James Thuo Gathii). She has also published an entry on the AfronomicLaw Blog titled “‘Unlocking’ of Innovation: Reflections on Law and Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Haggai Porat

Haggai published “Are All Types of Discrimination Created Equal?,” in the Law & Psychology Review (2021), with Yuval Feldman & Tamar Kricheli-Katz.

Gali Racabi S.J.D. ’22

Gali has two recent pieces: “Abolish the Employer Prerogative, Unleash Work Law,” in the Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law  (2021) and “Effects of City–State Relations on Labor Relations: The Case of Uber,” in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Cornell, 2021). His article on the employer’s prerogative was featured on Jotwell–The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).

Daniel Rohde

Dan authored a blog post, “Central Bank Independence & Commercial Bank Independence: Are We Asking the Right Questions?” on that summarizes some of his on-going S.J.D. research.

Guy Rubinstein

Guy has two forthcoming pieces: “Selective Prosecution, Selective Enforcement, and Remedial Vagueness,” Wisconsin Law Review (2022), and “The Influences of Proportionality in Private Law on Remedies in American Constitutional Criminal Procedure” in a new book edited by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (2023). Guy has also contributed multiple posts to the Global Anticorruption Blog (edited by Professor Matthew Stephenson of Harvard Law School).

Priyasha Saksena S.J.D. ‘18

Priyasha has received the Sutherland Prize, awarded annually by the American Society for Legal History, for “Jousting Over Jurisdiction: Sovereignty and International Law in Late-Nineteenth Century South Asia.” The article, published in the Law and History Review (2020), was adapted from a chapter in her S.J.D. dissertation.  Priyasha is a lecturer in law at the University of Leeds School of Law in England.

Eliel Sanchez Acevedo

Eliel has a forthcoming piece, “Nahuat Law and Normative Symmetry. Legal Pluralism from an Actor-Network Theory Perspective” (with Maria Eugenia Sanchez Díaz de Rivera) in an edited collection, The Actor-Network Theory in Latin America” (Rodriguez-Medina, Pozos, and Girola eds., forthcoming, 2021). Forbes Mexico published a news item about Eliel’s S.J.D. work in 2020.

Shani Shisha

Shani has three forthcoming pieces: “The Folklore of Copyright Procedure” (Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 2023); “The Copyright Wasteland” (BYU Law Review, 2022); and “Fairness, Copyright, and Video Games: Hate the Game, Not the Player” (Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, 2021). He received the 2022 Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School for “The Folklore of Copyright Procedure,” and the 2021 Project on the Foundations of Private Law Writing Prize at Harvard Law School for “The Copyright Wasteland.”

Shelly Simana

Shelly has two forthcoming pieces: one is in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, titled “Genetic Property Governance,” and the second one is in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, titled “Malleable Morality: Re-Shaping Moral Intuitions in Health Policymaking.” Shelly is currently a fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School.

Roberto Tallarita

Roberto’s publications include “For Whom Corporate Leaders Bargain”, with Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Kobi Kastiel, California Law Review, 2021); “Stockholder Politics,” (Hastings Law Journal, 2021); and “Will Corporations Deliver Value to All Stakeholders?”, with Professor Lucian Bebchuk (Vanderbilt Law Review, , 2022).  His work with Professor Bebchuk was featured in the Wall Street Journal (in an August 2021 article and an op-ed) and his work on shareholder politics was featured in The Atlantic (June 2021). Roberto received the 2020-2021 Brundey Prize from the HLS Program on Corporate Governance for best student paper in corporate governance (for “Stockholder Politics) and  is a Senior Fellow in Law and Economics and the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School.

Oren Tamir S.J.D. ’22

Oren’s article “Political Stare Decisis,” has been published in the Chicago Journal of International Law (2021). He also participated in a book symposium in the legal blog Balkanization on Rosalind Dixon & David Landau’s new book, Abusive Constitutional Borrowing (Oxford University Press, 2021). His entry was titled “Can Abusive Borrowing Itself Be Abusive?

Zhong Xing Tan

Zhong’s recent publications include “Re-thinking Relational Architecture: Interpersonal Justice Beyond Private Law” (University of Toronto Law Journal, forthcoming) and “The Prospects for Pluralism in Contract Theory” (Legal Studies, Cambridge University Press, 2021),

Cem Tecimer

Cem’s article “Interconstitutionalism,” co-authored with Jason Mazzone, will be published in the Yale Law Journal (2022).

Yiran Zhang S.J.D. ’22

Yiran has a forthcoming piece, “Rethinking the Global Governance of Migrant Domestic Workers: The Heterodox Case of Informal Filipina Workers in China,” in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2022). She has also authored a post, “The Social Reproduction of the Informal Migrant Workforce in China,” on the Critical Legal Thinking blog.

Tom Zur

Tom’s paper, entitled “How do People Learn from Not Being Caught? An Experimental Investigation of an ‘Occurrence Bias’,” was awarded the Göran Skogh prize for the best paper written by a young scholar. The prize was presented by the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) for her LL.M. paper, which she wrote under the co-supervision of Professors Oren Bar-Gill and Kathryn Spier.

Teaching Appointments

Rabiat Akande S.J.D. ’19

Rabiat has been appointed Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, University of York (Canada).

Mekonnen Firew Ayano S.J.D. ’16

Mekonnen has joined the University at Buffalo School of Law (Buffalo) as an associate professor.

Samuel Beswick LL.M. ’14 S.J.D. ’19

Sam has joined the Peter Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (Canada) as an assistant professor. His article, “Retroactive Adjudication,” from the final chapter of his S.J.D. dissertation, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Yale Law Journal.

Beatriz Botero Arcila S.J.D. ’21

Beatriz has joined Sciences Po Law School (France) as an assistant professor of law.

Jessica Eisen S.J.D. ’19

Jessica has joined the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (Canada) as an assistant professor.

Rana Elkahwagy S.J.D. ’19

Rana is an assistant professor in the Public International Law department at the Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt).

Meirav Furth-Matzkin S.J.D. ’19

Meirav has joined UCLA School of Law (Los Angeles) as an assistant professor of law.

Talia Gillis S.J.D. ’20

Talia has joined Columbia Law School (New York) as an associate professor of law.

Xiaoqian Hu S.J.D. ’19

Xiaoqian has joined the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (Tucson) as an associate professor of law.

Masaki Iwasaki S.J.D. ’20

Masaki has joined the Seoul National University School of Law (Korea) as an assistant professor.

Malcolm Lavoie LL.M. ’15 S.J.D. ’19

Malcolm has returned to the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (Canada) as an assistant professor.

Yichen Lo S.J.D. ’20

Yichen has joined the National Taipei University Department of Law (Taiwan) as an assistant professor.

Valentina Montoya Robledo S.J.D. ’20

Valentina has accepted a teaching position with the University of the Andes Faculty of Law (Colombia).

Pascal McDougall S.J.D. ’21

Pascal has joined the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Canada) as an assistant professor.

Gali Racabi S.J.D. ’22

Gali has joined the Labor Relations, Law, & History Department of the ILR School at Cornell University (New York) as an assistant professor.

Kári Hólmar Ragnarsson S.J.D. ’20

Kári has joined the University of Iceland Faculty of Law (Iceland) as an assistant professor.

Maayan Sudai S.J.D. ’19

Mayaan has joined the University of Haifa Faculty of Law (Israel) as an assistant professor of law and of women and gender studies, and also serves as a director of Harvard University’s  GenderSci Lab, focusing on biology and sexual diversity in law and public policy.

Pieter-Augustijn Van Malleghem S.J.D. ’19

Pieter-Augustijn has joined the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).

Yueduan Wang S.J.D. ’21

Yueduan has joined the Peking University School of Government (China) as an assistant professor.

Ying Xia S.J.D. ’20

Ying has joined the Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

Yiran Zhang S.J.D. ’22

Yiran has joined the Labor Relations, Law, & History Department of the ILR School at Cornell University (New York) as an assistant professor.