LAPA Visiting Scholar, 2002-2003
University of Toronto
While at LAPA
Ayelet Shachar is an award-winning scholar and a leading expert on issues of citizenship theory, immigration law, multi-level governance regimes, and the rights of women within minority cultures. She holds an LL.B in Law and B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude ('93), from Tel Aviv University; LL.M. ('95) and J.S.D ('97), both from Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale, she clerked for Deputy Chief Justice (now Chief Justice) Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel. Professor Shachar teaches at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Shachar's recently published book, Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2001), was awarded the American Political Science Association Best First Book Award. She is currently writing a new book that critically assesses the philosophical foundations and global distributive functions of birthright citizenship.