Leora Dahan-Katz

Leora Dahan-Katz is a J.S.D. candidate and a Lillian Goldman Scholar at 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, Leora 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 (Oxford University Press, 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.

Leora's areas of interest include legal theory, criminal law, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and cognitive and neuro-sciences. For her J.S.D. dissertation, she is addressing the differential treatment of risk and harm in criminal law as well as retributive theory.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Daniel Markovits (chair), Gideon Yaffe (reader), Scott Shapiro (reader), and 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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