Professor of Law
Interests: law and philosophy, law and economics
Alon Harel joins BU Law from the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is a faculty member as well as the Phillip P. Mizock and Estelle Mizock Chair in Administrative and Criminal Law. Professor Harel has served as a visiting professor at schools across the United States, including at the University of Texas Law School and at Columbia Law School. He was a Faculty Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre of Ethics, a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, and at the Center of Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University. He has authored several articles on criminal law, gender separation in Israel, Jewish nationalism, and homosexuality in Israel. He is a member of the Center for Rationality Interactive Decision Theory at Hebrew University, the editorial boards of Democratic Culture, New Criminal Law Review and Criminal Law and Philosophy, and of Amnesty International; he is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Israeli Association of Civil Rights. He received a D. Phil. Degree from Oxford University, an LL.M. from Hebrew University in 1985, and an LL.M. from Yale University in 1989. He will be teaching law & philosophy and law & economics.