Dr Ori Herstein
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Dr Ori Herstein joined King’s College London as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in August 2012. Prior to this, he spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University Law School, where he taught Tort Law, Tort Theory, and Jurisprudence. Dr Herstein obtained his Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Columbia University Law School and his LL.B. and undergraduate philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University. While at Columbia, he wrote his doctoral dissertation under Professor Joseph Raz and held the position of Associate-in-Law teaching legal reasoning and writing.
Upon obtaining his doctorate and prior to his time at Cornell, Ori spent two years in private practice as a litigation associate at the NYC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He also clerked on the Tel Aviv Circuit Court. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the Israel Bar.
Dr Herstein co-directs the King’s Legal Philosophy Workshop.
Dr Herstein’s primary research interests include legal philosophy and private law theory. He has published on topics including historic and intergenerational justice, rights, responsibility, feminism, equity, and tort.
O. Herstein, “How Tort Law Empowers,” University of Toronto Law Journal (forthcoming, 2014).
O. Herstein, “Legal Right to Do Legal Wrong,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming, 2014).
O. Herstein, “Why Nonexistent People Do Not Have Zero Well-Being but Rather No Well-Being,” Journal of Applied Philosophy (forthcoming, 2013).
O. Herstein “Defending the Right to Do Wrong,” 31 Law and Philosophy, 343-365 (2012).
O. Herstein, “A Normative Theory of the Clean Hands Defense,” 17 (3) Legal Theory, 171-208 (2011).
O. Herstein, "Historic Injustice, Group Membership and Harm to Individuals: Defending Claims for Historic Justice from the Non-Identity Problem" 25 Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, 229-276 (2009)
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Law of Tort
Law and Social Theory