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Visiting Scholar

Oren Gross

Former LAPA Visiting Scholar, 2001-2002
Irving Younger Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
phone: 612-624-7521

While at LAPA
Oren Gross, Associate Professor Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Gross served as a Visiting Scholar with LAPA while also holding an appointment as a visiting professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He received LL.M and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, while a Fulbright Scholar, and LL.B from Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law. He has written numerous articles in the fields of national security, human rights and international law. Beginning in September 2002, Gross will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Life after LAPA: 

Professor Gross joined the University of Minnesota in 2002 and was appointed as the Vance K. Opperman research scholar in 2003 and the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law in 2004. In 2004 he was also the recipient of the John K. & Elsie Lampert Fesler Research Grant. He was appointed as the Irving Younger Professor of Law in 2005. His book, Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice, co-authored with Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, appeared with Cambridge University Press (June 2006) and was awarded the ASIL Certificate of Merit in 2007.


Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice by Oren Gross and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
(Cambridge University Press, 2006)


The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents the first systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three unique models of emergency powers are used to offer a novel conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.