Leora Dahan-Katz is a Lillian Goldman Scholar and a JSD Candidate at the Yale Law School. She is a Fellow at the Yale Center for Law and Philosophy and runs the Law and Philosophy Speaker Series. Before coming to Yale in 2011, Ms. Dahan-Katz tutored Jurisprudence at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching topics in moral, legal and political philosophy. Her prior work explored the moral and legal implications of recent developments in the field of cognitive psychology, (see publication in Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility (OUP, 2013). In her current research, she focuses on criminal law and criminal theory, as well as the philosophy of punishment and questions of moral and legal responsibility.
Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
Ms. Dahan-Katz’s areas of interest include legal theory, criminal law, moral philosophy, political philosophy & cognitive and neuro-sciences. For her J.S.D. project, she is addressing the differential treatment of risk and harm in criminal law as well as retributive theory.
Professor Daniel Markovits (Supervisor), Professor Gideon Yaffe (Reader), Professor Scott Shapiro (Reader), Professor Dan Kahan (Reader)
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2012
LL.M., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010
LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2004
B.A. (Interdisciplinary LL.B.), English Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2004
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