Ori Herstein

Ori Herstein


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Biographical details

Dr. Ori Herstein joined King’s College London in 2012. He obtained his Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Columbia University Law School and his LL.B. and undergraduate philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University.  While at Columbia, he wrote his doctoral dissertation under Professor Joseph Raz and held the position of Associate-in-Law.  Upon obtaining his doctorate and prior to entering academia, Dr. Herstein spent two years in private practice as a litigation associate at the NYC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He also clerked on the Tel Aviv Circuit Court. He was admitted to the New York Bar and the Israel Bar.  As of 2014, Dr. Herstein is also a permanent member of staff at the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Dr. Herstein has held visiting professor appointments at Cornell University Law School, Harvard Law School, and Peking University’s School of Transnational Law.

Research interests

Dr Herstein’s primary research interests include moral and legal philosophy and private law theory. He has been published on topics including historic and intergenerational justice, the theory of rights, responsibility, negligence, feminism, standing, equity, and tort. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Columbia University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

Master of Laws, Columbia University

Award Date: 1 May 2004

Bachelor of Laws, Tel Aviv University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2001

Bachelor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2001

External positions

Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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