Iddo Porat

Visiting Professor of Law

  • JSD, 2004, Stanford University
  • LLM, 2000, Stanford University
  • LLB, 1998, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Areas of Expertise

Professor Porat teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, comparative and global constitutional law, and legal theory.

Professional Experience

Porat is an associate professor at the College of Law and Business in Israel. In 2008-2009 he was a visiting professor at USD School of Law. In  2017 he will be a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Law.

Honors and Affiliations

Porat graduated magna cum laude from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (joint degree in philosophy and in law). He was an articles editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law and clerked for Justice Dalia Dorner at the Supreme Court of Israel from 1998 to 1999.

Key Works

Porat's publications include Proportionality and Constitutional Culture (with Moshe Cohen-Eliya) (Cambridge University Press, 2013); “The Use of Foreign Law in Israeli Constitutional Decisions” in Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez & Aharon Barak Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making (Hart Publishing, 2013); “American Balancing and German Proportionality: The Historical Origins” in 8 International Journal of Constitutional Law 263 (2010); and “Proportionality and the Culture of Justification” in 59 American Journal of Comparative Law 465 (with Cohen-Eliya) (2010).

Fall 2016 Classes

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Online Resources

Publications on SSRN