Maytal Gilboa

Maytal GilboaDr. Maytal Gilboa is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Dr. Gilboa received her PhD from Tel Aviv University. Before arriving to Toronto, she was a fellow at the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an adjunct professor at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, teaching Unjust Enrichment. Dr. Gilboa’s research and teaching interests include legal theory, unjust enrichment, tort law, remedies, and law and economics. She received various awards for academic achievements, such as the Tel Aviv University President’s scholarship, an Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE) scholarship, a Zvi Meitar Fellowship for Excellent Achievements, and the Switzerland-Israel Foundation for Advancing Philosophical Research in Israel Scholarship.
Her current work draws on the theoretical approach to causation she developed in her doctoral dissertation, and demonstrate the usefulness of this approach for understanding causal inferences in different private law arenas. For example, one of her projects seeks to challenge the common view that factual causation is not relevant in cases of restitution for wrongs. Dr. Gilboa is currently an organizer of the Private Law Junior Scholars Conference, a collaboration between the law faculties of the University of Toronto and Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Gilboa holds a BA in Management, an LL.B (magna cum laude) and LL.M (as part of the direct PhD program) all from Tel Aviv University, where she was also a member of the editorial board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review. Before returning to academia, she practiced law for four years in the litigation and commercial department of a top law firm in Israel and as a legal consultant for one of Israel's leading industrial enterprises.

Supervisors: Arthur Ripstein, Ernest Weinrib

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Dr. Maytal Gilboa
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Canada
M5S 2C5