Dr. Sharon Shakargy, Israel
"I chose Michigan because it offered the opportunity to work with a world-leading scholar in my fields, is considered a hub for first-class comparative and international scholarship, and is known for the accessibility and pleasantness of its faculty and staff."
Research Focus: Private International Law (Conflict of Laws), Comparative Law, and Family Law, specifically the cross-border regulation of non-marital and quasi-marital relationships in jurisdictions around the world. Under existing legislation throughout the world, these relationships are currently not regulated or insufficiently regulated, thus leaving parties potentially stripped of their relationship and rights every time a border is crossed. Sharon's project explores the different attitudes on the matter, and aims to suggest a neutral, systematic, and justified mechanism for cross-border regulation of such relationships around the globe.
About Sharon: She is a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholar, who received her LLB, LLM, and PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Sharon was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, as well as a Research Fellow, both in the Aharon Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research and in Hebrew University’s Private Law Forum. The founder and manager of Israel’s Family Law Forum, she is also a board member of the Israeli Law and Society Association. She has clerked in the Israel Supreme Court and in the Jerusalem District Court, and taught in the fields of Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Legal Systems, Labor Law, and Israeli Law.
Visitor during the 2013-2014 academic year.