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Dr. Orit Gan




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Orit Gan is a Senior Lecturer at Sapir College. Her principal areas of publishing and teaching include Contract Law and Feminist Legal Theories.

She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York (2010-2012) and at Sydney Law School in Australia (2018).

Dr. Gan has earned a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University and LL.M. and LL.B. from Tel Aviv University. She holds a second LL.M. from Duke Law School.


Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Interest

  • Contract Law and Theories
  • Feminist Legal Theories
  • Law and Society
  • Law and Film


Dr. Gan's areas of interest are Contract Law, Contract Theories, Feminist Legal Theories, Law and Society, Law and Film.


Doctoral Fellowship of Excellence, Bar-Ilan University, 2006-2009

Naamat Gender Studies Doctoral Fellowship, 2007

Yoseph Samuel Scholarship, 1998


Trading the Gett: Between Contractual Right and Inalienability, 32 BAR ILAN LAW STUDIES (forthcoming 2019)(Heb.)

Anti-Stereotyping Theory and Contract Law, 42 HARV. J. L. & GENDER (forthcoming 2019)

The Many Faces of Contractual Consent, 65 DRAKE L. REV. 615 (2017)

The Justice Element of Promissory Estoppel, 89 ST. JOHN'S L. REV. 55 (2015)

Contractual Duress and Relations of Power, 36 HARV. J. L. & GENDER 171 (2013)

Promissory Estoppel: A Call for a More Inclusive Contract Law, 16 J. GENDER, RACE & JUSTICE 47 (2013)

Third Party Consent to Search: Analyzing Triangular Relations, 19 DUKE J. GENDER L. & POL'Y 303 (2012)


Deniz Kandiyoti: Bargaining with Patriarchy, Bargaining with husbands: Annual Conference of Gender Studies Programs in Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2/2018)

Anti-Stereotyping Theory and Contract Law: ClassCrits X, Tulane University School of Law, New Olreans (11/2017)

Divorce in Israel 2017: Between Changes and Tradition, Sapir Academic College (6/2017) (Conference Organizer with Yad Laisha)

The Annual Conference of the Israeli Private Law Association (6/2017) (commentator)

Trading The Get: The Problem That Has No Name And Why Contract Law Is Not The Solution: Annual Law and Society Conference, Netanya Academic College (2/2017) and Annual Conference of Gender Studies Programs in Israel, Tel-Aviv University (3/2017)

Gett Abuse: 12th International Conference on Contracts, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles (2/2017)

The Many Faces of Contractual Consent: 11th International Conference on Contracts, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (2/2016)

The Justice Element of Promissory Estoppel: 10th International Conference on Contracts, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV (2/2015)