Eli Bukspan is a Professor of Law in the Radzyner School of Law at the Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) in Israel where he has been a faculty member since 1996. Professor Bukspan teaching and research focus on contract and corporate law with their interrelations with social, constitutional and ethical notions.
Many of Professor Bukspan's articles explore different angles of the discourse of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) matters in corporate law. His book, “The Social Transformation of Business Law,” published in 2007, is the first academic law book written on this topic in Israel.
Eli Bukspan received an LL.B with distinctions from Tel Aviv University and an S.J.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law) from Harvard Law School, where his research focused on corporate law and governance under the direction of Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Professor Reinier Kraakman. While at Tel Aviv University, he was the Associate Editor of “Iyunei Mishpat”, TAU’s Law Review. Eli Bukspan was a Network Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business: Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, a Fellow Guest Researcher at the University of California Berkeley School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Law School.
Eli Bukspan served as the academic director of the IDC’s Directors and Executive Management Program and editor-in-chief of “Law and Business”, the Reichman University's law review. He also taught Corporate Law at the law faculties of Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Eli Bukspan frequently lecturers on corporate law and corporate governance matters in professional and executive education programs, including the Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies, Israel Bar Association – Institute for Continuing Legal Studies, Lahav Executive Education at Tel Aviv University, Israeli CPA Institute and Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem. He was the founder of the first clinical law program (for Legal Assistance and Social Involvement) established at the IDC, which he chaired.
Eli Bukspan’s public roles include serving as the chair of the Committee for Banks Licensing, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Israel, the chair of the Israeli Public Class Action Fund, a member of the Advisory Committee to Banks Issues, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Israel, a member of the Standard Form Contracts Tribunal of Israel, a member of the public committee overseeing the Maala Index at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (a non-profit CSR standards-setting organization in Israel) and the chair of the Ethics subcommittee of Maala. He was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Class Action honorary recognition for his role in advancing the important cause of Class Actions in Israel.
Eli Bukspan clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Honorary Meir Shamgar, and Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, Esq, at the offices of S. Horwitz & Co.
Eli Bukspan resides in Tel Aviv with his wife Keren, daughter Lia and his two boys Yuval and Yhali.
The Israeli Public Class Action Fund: New Approach for Integrating Business and Social Responsibility, in The Cambridge Handbook of Class Actions (edited by Brian Fitzpatrick and Randall Thomas, 2021) (English)
Neither Angels Nor Wolves: Evolving Principles of Social Responsibility in Israeli Law 27(2) Israel Studies Review (Special Volume on the issue of “Law, Politics, Justice, and Society: Israel in a Comparative Context”, Guest Editor: Gad Barzilai, 2012)
Integrated Corporate Governance and Ethics Program, The Keys to Corporate Social Responsibility in Public Responsibility in Israel (Editors: Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Ori Arbel-Ganz, Asa Kasher, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House and The Jerusalem Center for Ethics, 2012) pp. 456-470 (Hebrew)
The Transformation of Business Law, The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
The Notion of Trust as a Comprehensive Theory of Contract and Corporate Law: A New Approach to the Conception that the Corporation is a Nexus of Contract, Hastings Business Law Journal, Vol. 2, Num. 1, pp: 229-260, 2006
Legal Representation by Students in Academic Clinics, Through the Prism of the Right of Access to Justice and Education to Social Responsibility, Law and Business, Vol. 2, Num. 2005, pp: 427-481, 2005 (Hebrew) (With Iris Ilotovitch-Segal)
On Negotiation and Contract Law – Sec. 12 of Contracts (General Part) Law 5733-1973 as Reflected in Theoretical Approaches to Negotiation, Festschrift for Chief Justice Meir Shamgar , pp: 215, 2003 (Hebrew) (With Chanan Goldshmidth)
Promoting Ethics in Organizations – A Proposal for a New Legislation, 2003, Bukspan Eli, and Izraeli Dove , and Kasher Asa , and Laden Mark , and Segal Zeev and Keshet Jasmin.
Trust as a Basic Principle in Contract Law, In The Courts of Law – Fifty Years of Adjudication in Israel, pp: 109, Ministry of Defence and Administration of Courts, 1999
Magister Juris – A Guide for Advanced Legal Studies in the US, 1993 (With Joseph Weiler)