Readership: Lawyers, law professors, economists, policy-makers, librarians.
Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina
Eyal Zamir holds an LL.B. (1982) and Dr.Jur. (1989) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law at the Hebrew University, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2002 to 2005. Professor Zamir was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (1990-1991), a visiting scholar at Yale Law School (1996-1997), a Senior Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law (2005-2006), and a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center (2008, 2009). Professor Zamir's research interests include contract and
commercial law and theory; economic and behavioral analysis of law; law and normative ethics; and proprietary aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He authored or edited ten books and published more than thirty articles in Israeli and American law reviews. Professor Zamir has been awarded numerous fellowships and prizes, including the Fulbright Researcher Award (1990-1991); the Rothschild Fellowship (1990-1991), and the Hebrew
University President's Prize for Excellent Young Scholar named after Y. Ben Porat (1994, first recipient).
Barak Medina is Lawrence D. Biele associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Law. He holds an LL.B. (1991) from Tel-Aviv University and LL.M. (1996) from Harvard Law School; he also holds a B.A. (1990) and M.A. (1992) in economics from Tel-Aviv University and Ph.D. in economics (1999) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Medina was a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (2006-2007). He served as Co-Editor of the Israel Law Review from 2003 to 2007. He also served as an adviser to the Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee, the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), on drafting a new Constitution for Israel, 2004-2005. Professor Medina's research interests include constitutional law and intolerant democracy,
administrative law, economic analysis of law, and game theory and the law. He authored fi
books, including the latest editions of the most authoritative textbook on Israeli constitutional law, and published more than thirty articles in Israeli and American law journals.
Part One: Theory
Chapter 1. The Consequentialist Nature of Economics Analysis
Chapter 2. Threshold Deontology and Its Critique
Chapter 3. Private and Public Morality
Chapter 4. Constructing Threshold Functions
Chapter 5. Addressing Possible Objections
Part Two: Applications
Chapter 7. Freedom of Speech
Chapter 8. Antidiscrimination Law
Chapter 9. Contract Law
Chapter 10. Legal Paternalism