Yishai Blank is an Associate Professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, and the former Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Faculty.
His areas of research and teaching include Local Government Law, Legal Theory, Administrative Law, Global Cities, and Urban Legal Policy.
Blank obtained his LL.B. (magna cum laude) and an additional B.A in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University. He clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak.
He continued his studies at Harvard Law School, where he was a Byse Fellowship recipient, and where he received his S.J.D. in June, 2002. He was a member of the Young Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences Forum of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities, and received a prestigious fellowship from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF).
For the past two years, he has been a Visiting Professor in Sciences Po Law School (Paris).
Over the years, Professor Blank was a visiting professor in other prestigious institutions throughout the world, including Cornell Law School, Queen’s Law School (Canada), Brown University, Hamburg University, and the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain).
Some of his publications include: The Geography of Sexuality (North Carolina Law Review, 2012), The Re-enchantment of Law (Cornell Law Review, 2011), Localism in the New Global Legal Order (Harvard Journal of International Law, 2006), and The City and the World (Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 2006).