Yifat Holzman-Gazit is a Professor at the School of Law, College of Management in Israel. She has a JSD (’97) from Stanford Law School and an LL,B (cum laude ’89) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her areas of research are land expropriation, history of Israeli land law, real estate appraisal, tree protection legislation, and media coverage of Supreme Courts.
She is the author of Land Expropriation in Israel: Law, Culture and Society (Ashgate publishing 2007) and has published numerous articles on the formation of Israeli land expropriation jurisprudence, the Jewish National Fund, the role of real estate appraisers in expropriation claims and press coverage of Israel’s Supreme Court. Prof. Holzman-Gazit has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School as the Schusterman Israeli Visiting Professor (2007-2008) and a Senior Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at University of Michigan Law School (2014).
She was a member of the International Committee of the Law and Society Association and serves on the boards of the Israeli Law and Society Association and the Center for Media and Law at Bar-Ilan University. In addition, since 2010 Prof. Holzman-Gazit has served as the representative of the Israeli legal academy in the Advisory Committee for Land Expropriation. Prof. Holzman-Gazit is also a community activist in preventing unnecessary removal of trees.
Research Interests and teaching
Land Expropriation, Zoning, Property Law, Law and Media, Empirical Legal Studies.