Alexander Kedar

Visiting Professor

S.J.D., Harvard Law School

Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar teaches at the Law School at the University of Haifa, Israel. He holds a Doctorate in Law (S.J.D) from Harvard Law School. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School as well as a Grotius International Law Visiting Scholar there and a visiting associate professor at the Frankel Institute for Judaic studies in the University of Michigan (2008-2009).

He served as the President of the Israeli Law and Society Association (2010) and is the co-coordinator of the Law and Geography CRN of LSA. His principal research focus is on legal geography, legal history, law and society and land regimes in settler societies and in Israel. He is also active in public struggles over distributive justice in Israeli land and is the co-founder (in 2003) and director of the Association for Distributive Justice, an Israeli NGO addressing these issues.

He is the co-editor, with Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley and David Delaney of The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography (Stanford University Press, 2014) in which his "Expanding Legal Geographies: A Call for a Critical Comparative Approach" was published as well as a co-written introductory chapter, "Expanding the Spaces of Law: An Introduction." Kedar is currently in the last stages of writing a co-authored book with Ahmad Amara and Oren Yiftachel: Terra Nullius in Zion? Indigenous Bedouin Land and Contested Legal Geographies of the Negev, Palestine/Israel.

At Miami Law he teaches Comparative Legal Geography: Colonial and Postcolonial Land Regimes in the British Empire and its Successor States.


The History of Law in A Multi-Cultural Society: Israel 1917-1967 (Co-editor, 2002)

"The Legal Transformation of Ethnic Geography: Israeli Law and the Palestinian Landholder 1948-1967", 33 (4) NYU J. Of International Law and Politics, 923-1000 (2001)

On the Legal Geography of Ethnocratic Settler States: Notes Towards a Research Agenda" (5 Current Legal Issues,  405-444, 2003)

"From Arab Land to 'Israel Lands': The Legal Dispossession of the Palestinians Displaced by Israel in the Wake of 1948" 22 Environment and Planning D:  Society and Space (2004) pp. 809-830 (With Geremy Forman)

"Colonialism, Colonization and Land Law in Mandate Palestine: The Zor al-Zarqa /Barrat Qisarya Land Disputes in Historical Perspective" Theoretical Inquiries in Law Vol. 4(2) (2003) (pp. 491-539) (with Geremy Forman)

"The Legal Construction of Rural Space in Israel" State and Society 2(5) (2005, Hebrew)

"Land Regimes and Social Relations in Israel" in Swiss Human Rights Book (Henrando de Soto and Francis Cheneval Eds. 2006 with Oren Yiftachel)

"Public Land: Strategies on the Struggle for Distributive Justice" in Rainbow of Opinions (Yossi Yonah and others ed. 2007) (Hebrew)

"Re-Examining the 'Dead Negev Doctrine': Property Rights in Arab Bedouin Regions" 14 Law and Government 7-147 (2012) (Hebrew) (With Oren Yiftachel and Ahmad Amara.)

"Dignity Takings and Dispossession in Israel" forthcoming in Law and Social Inquiry (2016).

Faculty Assistant

Nelson, Suzanne

Phone: (305)284-5432
Office: G364