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Noam Wiener Bio

Noam Wiener, LL.M. '06, received his LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University Law School in 2001 and his BA in political science from Tel-Aviv University in 2001. He was a doctoral student in Michigan Law's SJD program under the supervision of Professor Steven Ratner. Wiener is a recipient of a Michigan Law Grotius Scholarship and has served as an Article Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law.

During 2001-2002, Wiener worked in a boutique law firm in Tel-Aviv where he assisted in the litigation of human rights cases pertaining to the effects of the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Between 2002 and 2005, he worked as a teaching assistant at Tel-Aviv University, as well as a Research Fellow at the Concord Research Center for the Interplay Between International Norms and Israeli Law, where he conducted research on the compatibility of Israeli criminal law and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Wiener's current research concentrates on international criminal tribunals, the way these tribunals justify the punishment they mete out and the effect these justifications have on judicial and prosecutorial policy. Wiener has published "Seen and Unseen: Love and Law in the Shadow Kingdom of King Lear; reflections on Paul Kahn’s Book: Law and Love: the Trials of King Lear,” Trials of Love (ed. O Ben-Naftali & H. Naveh), Law Culture and Society Series, Tel-Aviv University (With Y. Alon), and has presented “Being Human and Being Humane - Reflections on Exclusion, Mercy and Punishment through Lars Von-Trier’s ‘Dogville’” at the 2005 Association for Israel Studies Conference.
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