Contributors

Keren Weinshall

Keren
Keren Weinshall
• Katia & Hans Guth-Dreyfus Lectureship in Conflict Resolution and Law
• Faculty of Law The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
keren.weinshall@mail.huji.ac.il
 

Keren Weinshall is an Associate Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law, and holds the Guth-Dreyfus Chair in Conflict Resolution and Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Weinshall served as the Founding Director of the Israeli Courts Research Division and the national expert representing the State of Israel at the European Commission for Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in the Council of Europe (2010-2014). Previously, Weinshall worked as a legal adviser to the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee (2003-2007). 

Weinshall earned an LLB in Law and a BA in Political Science (both magna cum laude, 2003) from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Political Science from Hebrew University (valedictorian, 2007) and a PhD in Political Science from Hebrew University (2012). She was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School (2009-2010) and taught as a Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute in Germany (2015).

Weinshall specializes in empirical research on socio-legal institutions. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the relationship between politics and law, with an emphasis on judicial decision-making. Weinshall has published a book and papers in leading journals, including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS), Regulation & Governance and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Weinshall is a Fellow of the Israel Young Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was awarded several awards for her work, including the Gorny Prize for Outstanding Young Scholars in Public Law, the Birk Prize for Distinguished Research, the Heshin Award for Excellence in Legal Research (young scholar), and grants from the Israeli Centers for Research Excellence (I-core group grant), the Israeli Science Foundation (Individual Research grant).

 

Lee Epstein

Lee Epstein
Lee Epstein
• Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor Washington University in St. Louis
epstein.wustl.edu
 

Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests center on law and legal institutions, especially the behavior of judges.

Professor Epstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, and a Principal Investigator of the U.S. Supreme Court Database project. In 2018-19, she will be a visiting scholar/professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, National Taiwan University, and the University of Bergen in Norway.

A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation, Lee Epstein has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and essays and 18 books, including The Behavior of Federal Judges, with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner (Harvard University Press) and An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (with Andrew D. Martin) (Oxford University Press). Her empirical research is frequently cited in The New York Times, among other news media.

 

Andy Worms

Andy Worms
Andy Worms
andyworms@gmail.com
 

Andy Worms is an Israeli freedom of information and governmental data activist.

He is a computer programmer and specializes in web scraping. Worms holds a B. Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1999).