Shay Lavie

Shay Lavie

Shay Lavie

S.J.D. Candidate

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Collectivized Litigation

The dissertation analyzes settings in which a single injurer harms multiple victims. It explores, from different perspectives, the use of collectivized litigation to vindicate victims’ rights. Among other things, it discusses the following questions: How can courts improve the allocation of the proceeds of collective action? What are the ways in which mass injurers can frustrate collective enforcement? Are the doctrinal hurdles to collective litigation justified? What should be the balance between respecting individual rights and achieving collective good?

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Mass Torts with Professor David Rosenberg, Harvard Law School, Overall Faculty Supervisor
  • Settlements and Litigation with Professor Kathryn Spier, Harvard Law School
  • Law and Economics with Professor Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts and Judicial Decision-making
  • Empirical Methods
  • Torts


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 2012
  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2007
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, LL.B. (Dual Degree Program in Law and Communications), 2005

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Tel Aviv University, Buchman Faculty of Law, 2013-present, Assistant Professor

Representative Publications

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Hebrew, Spanish (conversational)



Last Updated: February 5, 2013

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