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Dr Lifshitz is a Lecturer in Property Law. She teaches and researches in property law, energy law and natural resources, is a member of the Climate Law and Governance team at King's, and a fellow with the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at New York University (NYU) Law School.

Before joining The Dickson Poon School of Law, Dr Lifshitz was an Associate in Law and Lecturer at Columbia University in New York. Previously, she served as advisor to the Environmental and Energy Law LLM program at the aforementioned NYU Law School. She has also served as a clerk on the Supreme Court of Israel, to both Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Rivlin and Hon. Justice Vogelman. Dr Lifshitz earned a doctorate and masters in law from NYU School of Law, where she attended as a Vanderbilt Scholar, and a bachelors degree in law, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research interests

Dr Lifshitz’s scholarship examines the diverse set of rules and institutions that govern access to resources, through two principle strands. The first relates to property law and theory. The second studies questions of resource control as applied to energy and natural resources. In her latest project, she unearths the new property-energy connection that has emerged due to fundamental shifts in the generation of electricity in our world today.

Dr Lifshitz has published in journals such as the University of Toronto Law JournalStanford Environmental Law Journal and UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. She has presented her work at forums such as the American Law and Economics Association and at seminars and conferences at NYU, Yale, Michigan, Columbia, University of British Columbia and Tel Aviv University.

Selected publications


  • Property Law
  • Private Law Theory
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law