Irving Younger Professor of Law
Director, Minnesota Center for Legal Studies

University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Avenue So.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
Phone: 612-624-7521
Fax: 612-625-2011

Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice

(Cambridge University Press, 2006)


Winner of the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for 2007.



















Available from the publisher or from Amazon.


Excerpts from the book are available here.


Prof. Oren Gross

Oren Gross is the Irving Younger Professor of Law and the Director of the Minnesota Center for Legal Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of national security law, international law, and international trade. He is also an expert on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Professor Gross holds an LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University, where he served on the editorial board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review, and obtained both his LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School while a Fulbright Scholar.

Professor Gross was a member of the faculty of the Tel Aviv University Law School in Israel from 1996 to 2002. He also has taught and held visiting positions at Princeton University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Max Planck Institute for International Law and Comparative Public Law in Heidelberg, Germany, the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast (while a British Academy visiting professor), Queen’s University in Belfast, and Brandeis University. Professor Gross has received numerous academic awards and scholarships including Fulbright scholarship and British Academy and British Council awards.

Between 1986 and 1991, he served as a senior legal advisory officer in the international law branch of the Israeli Defense Forces’ Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 1998, he served as the legal adviser to an Israeli delegation that negotiated an agreement with the Palestinian Authority’s senior officials concerning the economic component of a permanent status agreement between Israel and Palestine.

Professor Gross’s has published extensively. His articles appeared in leading academic journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, Michigan Journal of International Law, Minnesota Law Review, and the Cardozo Law Review. His book, Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice, co-authored with Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, was published by Cambridge University Press (2006) and won the prestigious American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship in 2007.

Professor Gross joined the University of Minnesota in 2002 and was appointed as the Vance K. Opperman research scholar in 2003 and the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law in 2004. In 2004 he was also the recipient of the John K. & Elsie Lampert Fesler Research Grant. He was appointed as the Irving Younger Professor of Law in 2005.

Professor Gross practiced law at Sullivan and Cromwell in 1995-1996 and is a member of both the New York and Israeli Bars.

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