Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law
S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007
LL.M., (waived) Harvard Law School, 2001
LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 1999
B.A., Tel Aviv University, 1999
Dotan Oliar joined the faculty in 2007. His areas of interest include intellectual property, law and economics, property theory and cyberlaw.
Oliar received his LL.B. and B.A. from Tel-Aviv University, and clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court. His S.J.D. dissertation advances a new understanding of the U.S. Constitution’s intellectual property clause. His LL.M. thesis — an economic analysis of the fair use doctrine on the Internet — won the Harvard Law School Irving Oberman Award for Best Essay on The Internet and the Law. He served as a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Olin Center for Law and Economics.
Oliar has presented in several fora, including the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the annual meetings of the American, Canadian and European law and economics associations, and the intellectual property scholars conference.
Oliar was a visiting professor at New York University School of Law in 2010-11.