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About Niva Elkin-Koren

Niva Elkin-Koren is the Dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT).
She received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1989, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She has written and spoken extensively about the privatization of information policy, private ordering, copyright law and democratic theory, the effects of cyberspace on the economic analysis of law, liability of information intermediaries, the regulation of search engines, and legal strategies for enhancing the public domain. She is the author of Intellectual Property in the Information Age (2004) (Hebrew); coauthor of The Limits of Analysis: Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (forthcoming 2012) and Law, Economics and Cyberspace: The effects of Cyberspace on the Economic Analysis of Law (2004). She is the coeditor of Law and Information Technology (2011) and The commodification of Information (2002).
She is a member of the Patent Authority Audit Commission, a member of the Academic Directors and Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Shaananim, a member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Internet and Society and a co-founder of the Alliance of Israeli Institutions of Higher Education for Promoting Access to Scientific Materials. From 2002 to 2006 she was a Member of the Israeli Cinema Commission.


Present Dean and Professor of Law, University of Haifa
Present The Haifa Center for Law and Technology, Director
Present University of Haifa Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

Research Interests

Information Law and Intellectual Property

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Contact Information

Faculty of Law
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905