Professor Yishai Blank is Professor of Law and the former Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at Tel-Aviv University’s Faculty of Law. His areas of research and teaching include Local Government Law, Administrative Law, Legal Theory, Global Cities, and Urban Legal Policy. He earned an LL.B. and an additional B.A in Philosophy (both magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University, and LL.M and S.J.D from Harvard Law School. Yishai clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Prof. Aharon Barak. He was a member of the Young Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences Forum of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities, and received a prestigious fellowship from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF). Yishai was a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, Queen’s Law School, Brown University, University of Hamburg, the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, and Sciences Po Law School (Paris). His articles have been published in leading law reviews in Israel and abroad, such as Cornell Law Review, Harvard Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Fordham Urban Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review and more.