C|M|LAW welcomes international scholar and practitioner to clinical faculty

Posted 2012-08-09 10:12am

C|M|LAW is pleased to announce the newest member of its clinical faculty, international scholar and practitioner Doron Kalir.

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Professor Kalir first studied law at the Hebrew University Law School, where he earned his LL.B. (cum laude) and his LL.M. (summa cum laude).  He then taught law at Hebrew University Law School and worked for the Israeli government’s Antitrust Division, during which he argued several cases successfully before the Israeli Supreme Court.

In 1998, Professor Kalir moved to New York to continue his study of law at Columbia Law School, where he graduated from their LL.M program as a Kent Scholar (highest honors). Afterward, he taught at Columbia Law – first as an Associate-in-Law for two years and later on as an Adjunct Professor.  Following Columbia, Professor Kalir joined Skadden Arps, one of New York’s largest law firms, where he practiced for nearly five years in the antitrust and trade regulation department. 

During his tenure at Skadden, Professor Kalir advised clients on the antitrust aspects of both deals and litigation.  On the deals front, he responded to antitrust investigations launched by the federal antitrust agencies; negotiated with both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice; and advised corporate management and Boards on pending mergers. On the litigation front, Professor Kalir authored briefs and memoranda at every level of federal litigation, from trial-level court to appeals at the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits to an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of student speech.

Nearly two years ago Professor Kalir moved to Shaker Heights with his wife, a native of the Cleveland area, and their two small children. He is excited to be making Cleveland his new home.  “I think that Cleveland is a great city in a state of transition,” he says. “Formerly a national leader in heavy industry, the town is now destined to become a new leader in healthcare services, healthcare technology, and other cutting-edge industries. It is fascinating to move here during such transitional period, and I am looking forward to Cleveland taking its prominent role again as a national leader.”

Professor Kalir is also looking forward to his work at C|M|LAW. “I consider C|M|LAW to be my biggest opportunity to date,” he says.  “In a way, both my teaching experience – at Columbia Law and the Hebrew University Law School – as well as my practice experience – at Skadden Arps in New York and with other, smaller firms – have prepared me well for the role of clinical professor of litigation.  I can’t think of a better place to put those skills into use than here at Cleveland-Marshall.”

Professor Kalir has a long history of pro-bono service, including not-for-profit counseling, asylum advocacy, unemployment insurance litigation, and co-authoring an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on first amendment issues.

Professor Kalir's publications include:

Taking Globalization Seriously: Towards General Jurisprudence 39 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT'L L. 785-821 (2001) (reviewing WILLIAM TWINNING, GLOBALIZATION AND LEGAL THEORY (2000))

Towards Neutral Principles of Antitrust Enforcement, in INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST LAW & POLICY 523 (Fordham Competition Law Institute 2008) (with Stephen Axinn).

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