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Dr. Liav Orgad

Freie Universität Berlin

Center for Area Studies

Department of Law

Postdoctoral Fellow (07/2013 - 01/2015), currently Marie Curie Fellow

Van't-Hoff-Str. 8
14195 Berlin

Liav Orgad is an Assistant Professor at IDC Radzyner School of Law (on leave) and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Area Studies and Department of Law. His research interests include constitutional identity, citizenship theory, comparative immigration law, and legal theory. In recent years, Orgad was a Tikvah Scholar at NYU Law School, a Jean-Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), a Visiting Professor at FGV Direito Rio, and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Columbia School of Law, Universität Luzern, and Roosevelt Academy, The Netherlands.

Orgad has published in the American Journal of Comparative Law, American Journal of Law & Economics, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and European Law Journal. His book, “The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights,” is published by Oxford University Press (2015). Orgad’s research was awarded the Russell Sage Presidential Authority Award and the Israel Science Foundation Grant. He has won the Dan David Scholarship Prize for “scholars of exceptional promise” (2013), the Fulbright Alumni Prize (2012), the Eric Stein Senior Scholar Prize for “best scholarly article” by the American Society for Comparative Law (2011), and the Wolf Prize for “outstanding achievements of young scholars" (2010). He has been granted various scholarships, among others, Rothschild, Fulbright, Jean-Monnet, Marie Curie, and “Our Common Future” Fellowship by Volkswagen Foundation.

Orgad holds LL.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Hebrew University (2011, 2005), an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (2007), and LL.B. and B.A. degrees from his alma mater, IDC Herzliya (2003).

Comparative Constitutional Law; Constitutional Identity;

International Human Rights Law; International Jurisprudence;

Comparative Immigration Law; Citizenship Theory;

Law & Multiculturalism; Law & Religion

Liav Orgad, Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights
Oxford University Press, 2015

Liav Orgad, "Liberalism, Allegiance, and Obedience: The Inappropriateness of Loyalty Oaths in A Liberal Democracy"
17(1) Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 99 (2014)
Cambridge University Press

Badi Hasisi, Yoram Margalioth, and Liav Orgad, "Ethnic Profiling in Airport Screening: Lessons from Israel, 1968-2010"
14(2) American Law & Economics Review 1 (2012)
Oxford University Press

Liav Orgad, "The Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation"
8(4) International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) 714 (2011)
Oxford University Press

Liav Orgad, "The Citizenship Puzzle"
59(2) American Journal of Comparative Law 594 (2011)

Liav Orgad, "Creating New Americans: The Essence of Americanism under the Citizenship Test"
47(5) Houston Law Review 1227 (2011)

Liav Orgad, "Illiberal Liberalism: Cultural Restrictions on Migration and Access to Citizenship in Europe"
58(1) American Journal of Comparative Law 53 (2010)

Liav Orgad and Theodore Ruthizer, "Race, Religion and Nationality in Immigration Selection: 120 Years after the Chinese Exclusion Case"
26(1) Constitutional Commentary 237 (2010)

Liav Orgad, "‘Cultural Defence’ of Nations: Cultural Citizenship in France, Germany, and the Netherlands"
15(6) European Law Journal 719 (2009)

Liav Orgad, "Love and War: Family Migration in Time of National Emergency"
23(1) Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 85 (2008)