Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss received a double undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science (1999, Magna cum Laude) from the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she served as Editor in Chief of the Law Review. She received her Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in UC Berkeley, completing a three country, two sector comparative study on accountability in the liberalized telecommunications and electricity sectors in England, France and Sweden. During her studies in Berkeley she worked as a teaching assistant in ten courses, winning the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Reiss clerked for a year and a half in the Israeli Ministry of Justice’s Department of Public Law, working on a variety of constitutional and administrative law issues.
Professor Reiss is continuing her research into accountability of agencies by studying accountability in complex situations. Some of her projects focus on the United States, examining issues in federal administrative law and studying the California Public Utilities Commission. Others are comparative in nature, examining regulation and administrative law in other countries.
Professor Reiss lives in the South Bay with her husband, Frederick. She enjoys reading, hiking, biking and dancing.
Courses Taught: Torts, Administrative Law, Comparative Law, and Courts as a Political ActorExpertise: Public Law, Public Administration, Accountability, and Law and Politics