Dr. David Schorr

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. David Schorr
Office: Minkoff - Law, 436

Biography

David Schorr directs the Berg Institute for Law and History as well as the Law and Environment Program at the Faculty of Law. His research interests include environmental and natural-resource law, legal history, and environmental history, and his work has won the support of multiple fellowships and grants, including from the Israel Science Foundation and the US National Endowment for the Humanities.

Research Interests and Teaching

History of environmental and water law
Law in the British Empire
Environmentalism and Orientalism
Environmental regulation of offshore drilling 
 

Teaching:

Environmental Law

Water Law: Property and Environmental Policy
Clinic: The Environmental Justice Program
Environmental Law
Law and Environment Workshop
Seminar: Energy Law
Seminar: Theoretical Issues in Environmental Law
Seminar: Air Pollution and the Clean Air Act

 

Legal History

English Legal History 
Legal History Workshop

 

Other

Commons and Anticommons
Torts
​Masters Thesis Workshop

CV

Education
Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., U.S.A. 
J.S.D., May 2005
LL.M., May 2003
Dissertation committee: Henry Smith, Carol Rose, Robert Ellickson
Connecticut Title Insurance Attorneys Prize, best paper in real estate law 2003

 

Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, Jerusalem, Israel
LL.B., cum laude, September 2000 
Israel Bar Association license, May 2002

 

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New Haven, Conn. U.S.A.
M.A., History, May 1996

 
Columbia College, New York, N.Y., U.S.A
B.A., summa cum laude, History, May 1994
John Jay Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa

 

Professional Experience

2005-present

Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009-present

Senior Lecturer (with tenure)

2005-2009

Lecturer

2009-2010

Cegla Fellow

2005-2007

Porter Fellow (School of Envtl. Studies)

2006-Present

Director of Law and Environment Program

2014-present

Director, Berg Institute for Law and History

Hiring, Admissions, LL.B., LL.M., Library & Computer, and Berg Center Committees

School of Environmental Studies: Masters Degree Committees, NGO Internship Committee

Spring 2010

Georgetown Univ. Law Center, Washington, D.C., Visiting Associate Professor

Fall 2005

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Adjunct Lecturer

2001-02

Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem, Justice Eliahu Mazza, Law Clerk

2000-01

E.S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co., Jerusalem, Law Clerk

 

Full CV

Representative Publications

The Colorado Doctrine: Water Rights, Corporations, and Distributive Justice on the American Frontier

(Yale University Press, 2012)

reviewed in Agricultural History, American Historical ReviewArizona Water Resource Business History ReviewEnvironmental History, Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy ,Journal of American HistoryPacific Historical ReviewUniversity of Denver Water Law ReviewWater HistoryWestern Historical Quarterly

 

Water Rights

in Comparative Property Law: Global Perspectives, 280-289

(Michele Graziadei & Lionel Smith eds., Edward Elgar, 2017)

 

Art and the History of Environmental Law

in Critical Analysis of Law 2 (2015): 322-349

 

Difficulties in the Clean Air Law’s Permitting Regime (Hebrew)
Hukim - Journal on Legislation 7: 219-251 (2015)

 

Riparian Rights in Lower Canada and Canada East: Inter-imperial Legal Influences

in Encounters of Empires (Roland Cvetkovski & Volker Barth eds., Bloomsbury, 2015)

 

Water Law in British-ruled Palestine

Water History 6 (2014): 247-263

 

Forest Law in the Palestine Mandate: Colonial Conservation in a Unique Context

in Managing the Unknown (Uwe Luebken & Frank Uekötter eds., Berghahn Books, 2014)

 

Property Systems and Conservation of Instream Flows: Israel and the Western United States Compared

Chapter 8 in Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges (Sharon Megdal, Robert Varady & Susanna Eden eds., UNESCO-IHE and CRC Press, 2013)

 

A Prolonged Recessional: The Continuing Influence of British Rule on Israeli Environmental Law

Chapter 10 in Between Ruin and Restoration: Chapters in Israel’s Environmental History 
(Dan Orenstein, Char Miller & Alon Tal eds., University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013)

 

Has the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Law Already Been Enacted? (Hebrew)

Hukim - Journal on Legislation 3 (2011): 241-265

 

 
 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 10 (2009): 103-126
 
 
 

 
 
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