Dr. Michal Agmon-Gonnen

Visiting Professor in Practice

Michal Agmon-Gonnen

Email: michalag@court.gov.il

Dr. Michal Agmon-Gonnen is an affiliate Professor at Tel Aviv University, The Buchman Faculty of Law. This year she joined the LSE as a Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE Law School. She is a presiding Judge in the Israeli Federal District Court (Commercial Division).

Born in 1961, Agmon-Gonnen studied law at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LLB. and Ph.D.). She held visiting academic positions at several institutions, including the London Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (2006), Harvard Law School (2018) and at The University of Oxford’s Law School.

Throughout her career as a judge Agmon-Gonnen has been a pioneer in defending human rights, and, more specifically, has made substantial impact concerning women’s rights.  She wrote several seminal decisions on domestic violence and women refugees.

As a scholar, she specializes in the fields of gender and law, Women's rights, gender-based poverty and corporate law. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Anat Alon-Beck and Darren Rosenblum, discusses women in corporate boards ("No More Old Boys’ Club: Institutional Investors’ Fiduciary Duty to Advance Board Gender Diversity", UC Davis Law Review 445 (2021)).

Research interests

Dr. Agmon-Gonnen is interested in gender and law, human rights law, and the intersection of both fields with the corporate world (ESG). She is currently undertaking a research project regarding women refugees and gender related issues concerning asylum seeking process. Her research explores the degree to which the Refugee Convention is equipped to respond to gender issues. 

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