Who We Are
Prof. Neta Ziv
TAU Law Faculty, Academic Director
Prof. Ziv teaches courses on "Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession", "Law and Social Change", Social Rights", "Housing Law" and "Human Rights of People with Disabilities". Prof. Ziv received an LL.B. from the Hebrew University Law Faculty, an LL.M. from The American University in Washington, D.C., and her J.S.D. from Stanford Law School. Prof. Ziv practiced as a public interest lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and served as a leading attorney in some of Israel’s major human rights cases litigated before the Israeli Supreme Court. She was among the founding members of the Israel Women’s Network Legal Center, the chair of "Bizchut - the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities", and currently serves as a board member of "Itach - Women Lawyers for Social Justice".
Until 2014 she directed the Clinical Programs at the Law School and is also the academic director of The Israel Affordable Housing Center within the Law School.
Adv. Galia Feit
Executive Director and Researcher
Upon completion of her LL.M studies Galia served as an intern and legal assistant to Justice Shlomo Levin, Deputy-President of the Israeli Supreme Court of Justice (1997-2003). In 2003, she joined the Clinical staff at TAU Law, established the Micro Business and Economic Justice Clinic, and served as its director and senior clinical instructor, supporting the development of micro businesses run by low-income clients, the development of the social business’s movement in Israel and community development projects. Prior to her current position Galia also served as deputy director for the TAU Law Clinics.
Dr. Osnat Hazan
Researcher, the head of the Philanthropy Data Lab
Osnat served at the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics for 12 years, as a specialist in third sector economy: Leading there the compilation of the satellite account for the third sector, as it is an integral part of the System of National Accounts; Being the professional director of several special surveys; And conducting econometric research on the economic relationship between third sector organizations, private philanthropy and the government sector. Alongside, since 2009, Osnat has been a Teaching Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lecturing in courses on Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory in graduate programs for NPI’s management, as well as in undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.
Dr. Noa Krauz-Lahav
Researcher, the head of Institutional Philanthropy Research
Noa joined ILP as lead researcher of institutional philanthropy (foundations) in Israel. Noa's doctoral study is a sociological ethnographic research that investigates the ways in which Israeli elite philanthropy is affected by cultural and socio-political changes. Her research interests focus on sociology of philanthropy, sociology of elites, cultural sociology, philanthropy and gender. Noa holds an MA in sociology and anthropology (cum laude), and an MA in public policy, all from Tel-Aviv University. Noa served as an academic councilor and advisor in philanthropic forums and initiatives, and presented her research at conventions and workshops in Israel and abroad. Previously, she served in several roles in the business and social sector, managing the “Leumi Aharai” Foundation of Leumi Group, the social project of Keshet Media Group, and the resource development of “Latet” organization (NGO).
Adv. Michal Argaman-Ron
Researcher, leader of Policy Research Program
Michal graduated with a bachelor's degree in Law and Business Administration, and a master's degree in Law (International program in Public Law, Tel Aviv University & Northwestern University (Chicago)). She is currently studying for a master's degree in Literature at Tel Aviv University.
After a legal internship at the "Adam Teva and Din” association, Michal worked in a private firm ("Dafna Holtz-Lachner"). She was involved in administrative litigation on various issues, promoting legislative procedures and working with government and local authorities.
Michal then worked in two educational associations ("Mofet" and "Matzmichim"). She served in legal consulting and resource development roles while working with the non-profit sector and philanthropic foundations in Israel and around the world.
Prof. Yoram Margalioth
TAU Law Faculty,
First Academic Director of Institute
Prof. Margalioth (JSD, 1997, NYU) specializes in Taxation and Tax Policy (Public Finance). Prior to pursuing an academic career, Prof. Margalioth worked as a State Tax Attorney, representing the government of Israel before the Supreme Court. Taught at Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Monash, Toronto and NUS. Teaching the first on-line Coursera course (MOOC) in law in Israel. Won various prizes for excellence in teaching and in research. Published over 60 papers, in leading academic journals in law as well as in economics, in Israel and abroad.
Guy Schultz is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Law and Philanthropy. He studied philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BA and MA); Currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University; Prior to joining the ILP, Guy worked in grant writing and consulting in the third sector.