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Gilad Abiri

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Gilad Abiri is an Assistant Professor of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law and a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research focuses on questions of political identity in constitutional law. Specifically, he writes in the fields of comparative constitutional law, law and technology and law and religion. His recent work was published in BYU Law Review and the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Before starting at STL, he was a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he also completed his LL.M. in 2016 and J.S.D. in 2020, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Macmillan Center for International Studies at Yale University. He has also spent a year as a Global Postdoctoral Fellow at N.Y.U. Law School, Center for Law and Philosophy. During his doctoral degree, he was a Schell Human Rights Fellow and a junior fellow at the Initiative on Religion, Society, and Politics. Gilad also holds an L.L.M. degree from Tel Aviv Faculty of Law and is a graduate of Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University.

    • Constitutional Law I

    • Constitutional Law II

    • Data Privacy Law

    • Speech in the Digital Age

  •  Publications

    • Abiri, Gilad. “From a Network to a Dilemma: The Legitimacy of Social Media”. Stanford Technology Law Review. (Co-authored with Sebastian Guidi, forthcoming)

    • Abiri, Gilad. “The People`s (Republic) Algorithms”. Notre Dame Journal of Comparative and International Law, 2022, Co-authored with Xinyu Huang)

    • Abiri, Gilad. “Beyond True and False: Fake News and the Digital Epistemic Divide”. Mich. Tech. L. Rev. 2022

    • Abiri, Gilad. “Moderating from Nowhere”. BYU L. Rev. 2022

    • Abiri, Gilad. "The Pandemic Constitution", Colum. J. Transnat’l L. (2021)(Co-authored with Sebastian Guidi)

    • Abiri, Gilad. "The Distinctiveness of Religion as a Jeffersonian Compromise", Penn St. L. Rev. (2020)

    • Abiri, Gilad. "Divisiveness, Political Identities and the Establishment Clause", Pace L. Rev. 396 (2020)

    • Abiri, Gilad. "The Freedom of Religious Nationalism", Asian Journal of Law and Society (2021)

    • Abiri, Gilad. "The Role of Authority and Sanctity in State–Religion Conflicts", in REGULATING RELIGION IN ASIA: NORMS, MODES, AND CHALLENGES 59–78 (Jaclyn L. Neo, Arif A. Jamal, & Daniel P. S. Goh eds., 2019).


    • Taught a two week Summer seminar sponsored by the STUDIENSTIFUNG, Germany`s most prestigious scholarship foundation, on the regulation of fake news.

    • The Legitimacy of Social Media,

            - ICON annual conference, Poland

            - ISP Ideas Lunch, Yale Law School, USA

    • Beyond True and False: Fake News and the Digital Epistemic Divide, Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, 2022, Yale Law School, USA

    • 'Moderating from Nowhere', IACL Junior Scholars Forum, 2021

    • L.L.M. and J.S.D., Yale Law School

    • L.L.M. Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

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