UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr. Haim Abraham

Dr. Haim Abraham

Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
3rd Sep 2021

Research summary

Dr. Abraham's research and teaching interests include tort law, private law theory, liability of public actors and authorities, the intersections of private and public law, and gender and sexuality law. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the ‘Oxford Journal of Legal Studies’, 'Law & Social Inquiry', and the ‘American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law’, as well as in professional and popular blogs such as 'EJIL! Talk', ‘Lawfare’, and ‘Just Security’, and has been cited by the Supreme Court of Israel. Dr. Abraham is currently examining states’ moral and legal obligations to compensate non-combatants who suffered wrongful losses during warfare and terrorism activities, using theoretical, doctrinal, and empirical lenses.

Teaching summary

Tort Law

Discretion and the Rule of Law

Jurisprudence (Seminars on Private Law Theory)

Sexuality and the Law


Dr. Haim Abraham is a Lecturer in Laws and Co-Chair of the Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy. Dr Abraham holds a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Law degree combined with the Interdisciplinary Honours Program in the Humanities from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was on the editorial board of the Israel Law Review. Prior to joining UCL Faculty of Laws in 2021, Dr. Abraham was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex School of Law, and before his return to academia, Dr. Abraham served as a Law Clerk at the Israel State Attorney Office, Civil Department. Dr. Abraham organised several conferences, including Autonomy in Private Law: Past, Present, Future (Tel Aviv University); State Accountability Conference (London School of Economics and Political Science); Public Aspects of Private Law (University of Toronto); and Surrogacy in Israel Conference (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). In addition to his academic work, Dr. Abraham consulted various Ministries and Non-Governmental Organizations in the areas of tort law, surrogacy, and parental status, such as the Ministry of Health of Israel and Israel's LGBT Task Force.