Abraham Bell

Professor of Law

  • SJD, 2004, Harvard University
  • JD, 1993, University of Chicago
  • BA, 1989, University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise

Professor Bell teaches and writes in the areas of property, copyright, international law, and economic analysis of law.

Professional Experience

Bell clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel and for the High Court of Justice Department within the Israeli State Attorney’s office. He was a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut Law School and Fordham University Law School. He is a member of the faculty of law at Bar Ilan University. Professor Bell joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2009.

Honors and Affiliations

Bell served as an editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. At the University of Chicago, he won the Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Apellate Advocacy with Distinction. He was named an Alon Fellow by the Israeli Council for Higher Education in 2006. Bell is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Key Works

Bell's publications include “Governing Communities by Auction” in 80 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (with Parchomovsky) (2014); “Reinventing Copyright and Patent” in 113 Michigan Law Review 231 (with Parchomovsky) (2014); “Property Lost in Translation” in 80 University of Chicago Law Review 515 (with Parchomovsky) (2013); and “The Case for Imperfect Enforcement of Property Rights” in 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1927 (with Parchomovsky) (2012).

Spring 2018 Classes

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Contact Information

Legal Research Center 311
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-7519

Online Resources

Publications on SSRN


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