Shelly Kreiczer Levy is an associate professor (senior lecturer) at the College of Law and Business. She holds an LL. B. (2004) and a PhD (2009) from Tel Aviv University law school. She clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak, and was a visiting researcher at Yale Law School (2008). Her research interests are located at the intersection of property law and family law, and she is particularly interested in the potential of property institutions to provide a progressive vision for the family. She specializes in inheritance law, trusts and estates, the family home and intergenerational cohabitation, and most recently, she has been working on the effect of the sharing economy on property theory. Her publications include:
- The Informal Property Rights of Boomerang Children in the Home 74Maryland Law Review 127 (2015).
- Can One Inherit a Home as Opposed to a House? A Normative and Comparative Perspective forthcoming in Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law (2014-2015).
- Intergenerational Relations and the Family Home, in8 Law and Ethics in Human Rights 131 (2014).
- Succession Law in Israel: Individualism and the Family 28 Israel Studies Review 300 (2013).
- Deliberative Accountability Rules: Promoting Accountability in Inheritance Law 45Michigan Journal of Law Reform 937 (2012).
- Inheritance Legal Systems and the Intergenerational Bond 46 Real Property Trust and Estate Law Journal 495 (2012).
- Property and Belongingness: Rethinking Gender-Bias Disinheritance 21 Texas Journal of Women and the Law 119 (2011, with Meital Pinto).
- The Mandatory Nature of Inheritance 53 American Journal of Jurisprudence 105 (2008).
- Home-Sharing: The Case of Adult Children Living with their Parents forthcoming in Bar Ilan Studies in Law (2015).
- On Will Interpretation, a Missing Soul and the Dignity of the Deceased forthcoming in Tel Aviv Law Review (2015) (with Ayelet Blecher-Prigat).
- The Non-enforcement of Will Contracts Revisited 4 Hukim – A Journal on Legislation 5 (2012).
Works in Progress
- Consumption Property in the Sharing Economy
- The Cohabiting Family: Decoupling Sex and the Family (w/ Pamela Laufer Ukeles)
- Testamentary Freedom as a Relational Right (w/ Ayelet Blecher Prigat)
- Israeli Trust Law and the Dead Hand (Hebrew)