Orli Oren-Kolbinger is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Fellow in Law, Business and Economics. Before joining Villanova School of Law, Oren-Kolbinger was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholar and Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School.
Oren-Kolbinger’s research combines law and economics. It focuses on empirical analysis of law, tax law and litigation and public finance. She was an empirical scholar in the field of law and economics at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, where she was awarded a full PhD Fellowship. In her empirical dissertation, she focused on quantifying effects of tax litigation, as she measured whether and which extra-legal parameters impact judicial decision making in income tax cases. Prior to her PhD studies, Oren-Kolbinger received her LLM and LLB in Law, and her BA in Economics, from Haifa University. In her LLM thesis, she offered an economic analysis to the legal question of plea bargaining in cases with evidentiary difficulties. Also, she practiced law at the Military Advocate General Corps in Israel Defense Forces, where she served as a military prosecutor and assistant to the Chief Military Prosecutor.
Oren-Kolbinger presented her research in academic conferences and workshops world-wide. She took part in organizing academic conferences and co-directed the Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Colloquium at Bar-Ilan Faculty of Law. During her academic studies, Oren-Kolbinger gained extensive teaching experience as a TA in economics and legal courses. While at Michigan Law, she trained a group of undergraduate research assistants, who participated in a university honors program, to assist her in her empirical studies.