Netta Barak-Corren is a legal scholar and cognitive scientist who focuses on empirical and behavioral analyses of constitutional and public law, with a particular interest in conflicts of rights, law and religion, constitutional design, and separation of powers.
Barak-Corren is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. Prior to Princeton, she was a Visiting Professor at Chicago Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law and a Visiting Fellow at Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics in Harvard. She is also a Nootbaar Religious Freedom Fellow at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Barak-Corren has won numerous awards and competitive research grants for her work, including a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, an individual research grant from the Israeli Science Foundation, the S.Z. Cheshin Young Scholar Award for Academic Excellence in Law, the Gorni Prize for an Outstanding Young Scholar in Public Law, the Birk Prize for Excellence in Legal Research, the Howard Raiffa Best Paper Award, the Fisher-Sander Best Paper Award, the Menachem Goldberg Best Paper Award, and Stanford’s International Junior Faculty Forum. Barak-Corren received her LL.B. in Law and B.A. in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University (Valedictorian and three-time recipient of the Albert Einstein and Rector awards). She clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Hon. Dorit Beinish, and completed her doctoral studies at Harvard.