Netta Barak-Corren studies the behavioral dimensions of value conflicts, focusing on how people resolve conflicts between law and religion and whether lawmakers can mitigate these conflicts in advance. She founded and heads Harvard’s Empirical Legal Studies group. Netta is an S.J.D. candidate in Harvard Law School and a research fellow in the Program on Negotiation. She was a Sinclair Kennedy fellow, a Pearlman, Gammon, and Shapiro scholar and a P.E.O. International Peace Prize recipient. Her research won numerous grants and awards, including the Fisher-Sander award, the Howard Raiffa award and the Menachem Goldberg award.
Netta received her LLB/BA in Law and in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011 as the valedictorian of her class and a three-times recipient of the Albert Einstein award. Before coming to Harvard, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Honorable Dorit Beinish.
Starting from 2017, Netta will be an assistant professor of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.