Ronen Avraham

  • Thomas Shelton Maxey Professor in Law


  • SJD University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • LLM University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • LLB Bar-Ilan University
  • MBA Bar-Ilan University

Areas of Specialty

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Medical Malpractice, Torts, Tort Reform, Law and Economics, Insurance Law,

PRIOR APPOINTMENTS Prof Avraham was the Assistant and then Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University for the academic years 2003-7. He taught a course in Torts and Insurance law and co-lead the Law and Economics Colloquium. Prior to that Prof Avraham served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for the academic year 2002-3 where he taught a course in Insurance Law and a seminar in Distributive Justice. Prof Avraham served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities where he instructed on Distributive Justice and Economic Analysis of Law. In 2001 Prof Avraham visited The University of Michigan Law School as a Lecturer. He co-taught (with Jim Krier)a seminar in Behavioral Econ and served as a lecturer(with Kyle Logue) in a Distributive Justice in the Law seminar.

Ronen Avraham's primary research interests in 2016 are in economic analysis of torts and healthcare law. In addition he writes about insurance discrimination and third party litigation funding.

Recent Publications

  • Decoding Cooter and Porat: A Discussion of Getting Incentives Right, 12 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 183 (2015). View article
  • The Optimal Scope of Physicians’ Duty to Protect Patients’ Privacy, 100 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 30 (2016) (with Joachim Meyer).
  • Towards a Universal Framework for Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws, 21 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 1 (2015) (with Kyle D. Logue & Daniel Schwarcz). View article

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