Dr. Sharon Yadin

  Law and Regulation, Public Law,

Administrative Law, Regulation & Media


Dr. Sharon Yadin is a research fellow at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, specializing in law and regulation. She has published two books and over 25 articles in prominent journals in Israel and abroad, mostly in the U.S. Her work is frequently cited by the Israeli Supreme Court and her thesis on regulatory contract doctrine was accepted into Israeli law in a precedential ruling on the natural gas regulation. Dr. Yadin earned her doctorate degree in law from Tel-Aviv University, and her post-doctorate from The Hebrew University. Her current research focuses on soft regulatory strategies employed by administrative agencies, such as contractual regulation and regulation by shaming. She has also worked on projects that aim to shed light on the digital aspects of the administrative state.   

Dr. Yadin has won several scholarships and academic awards, including the Gorney Award for young public law scholars, the Lakers Prize for best media regulation paper, the Lady Davis post-doctoral scholarship and the Zvi Meitar doctoral scholarship. She has also received various research grants and teaching awards. She has served as public representative at the Israel Press Council and is currently serving as council member at the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. She also serves as public committee member at Maala (a non-profit promoting corporate social responsibility) and as board director at the Israeli Law and Society Association. She advises governmental regulators, as well as multinational firms.  




Manipulating Disclosure: Creative Compliance in the Israeli Food Industry, 66 Saint Louis University Law Journal (forthcoming 2021)

  • Featured in HealthLawProf Blog

Regulatory Eco-Shaming, in The Legal Aspects of Shaming: An Ancient Sanction in the Modern World (Guy Seidman et al. eds., forthcoming in Edward Elgar)  – Please Email me for a PDF copy

Israel’s Law and Regulation After the Gas Discoveries, in Regulation in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods (Eyal Tevet & Itzhak Galnoor eds.,  2021) – Please Email me for a PDF copy

E-Regulation, 38 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 101 (2020)

  • The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy (finalist)
  • Featured in Legal Theory Blog and Yale’s Notice & Comment blog

Saving Lives Through Shaming, 9 Harvard Business Law Review Online 57 (2019)

  • Featured in Globes (Israel)

Regulatory Shaming, 49 Environmental Law 407 (2019)

  • Featured in The Regulatory Review, Regulation Digest and Yale’s Comparative Administrative Law Blog
  • Recommended by the Legal Theory Blog

Shaming Big Pharma, 36 Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin 131 (2019)

  • SSRN editors’ choice for Weekend Reads 
  • Featured in Yale’s Notice & Comment blog

Regulation and the Separation of Powers, 28 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 357 (2019) (with Ariel Bendor)

  •   Featured in Legal Theory Blog 

Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age, 88 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 101 (2019) (with Tali Teeni Harari)

  •   Featured in Media Law Prof Blog 

Too Small to Fail: State Bailouts and Capture by Industry Underdogs, 43 Capital University Law Review 889 (2015)


New Regulation: A Revolution in Public Law (Hebrew, 2018)

Regulation: Administrative Law in the Age of Regulatory Contracts (Hebrew, 2016)


Regulatory Eco-Shaming – The European Environmental Law Forum annual conference – video presentation

E-Regulation – Netherlands Institute of Governance conference – video presentation

Regulatory Shaming – Ipse Dixit podcast


Should Regulators Shame Companies into Compliance? – The Regulatory Review

Shame on You! – The Regulatory Review

Shaming Big Pharma – Notice & Comment, a blog by Yale Journal on Regulation


  Administrative Law | Law and Regulation | Legislation and Regulation | Regulatory Contracts | Introduction to Regulation | Administrative and Constitutional Law | Media Law, Ethics and Regulation | Administrative law and the Information Revolution | Corporate Law | Legal Writing 


The Democratic Paradox of Coronavirus Regulations, 24 Law and Government in Israel (forthcoming, Mishpat Umimshal, University of Haifa)

The Expressive Space of Regulation: Should the Government Engage in Shaming?, 23 Law & Business (IDC Law Review) 577 (2020)

Interpreting the Regulatory Contract Following Zeligman, 44 Tel Aviv University Law Review Forum 1 (2020)

A Present Need: Public Participation in Consent Decrees, 25 Hamishpat Law Review (The College of Management) 151 (2020)

“Shark”, ”Alligator” and “Whale”: Representations by Administrative Authorities, Regulatory Contracts and Other Creatures in the Natural Gas Deal, 32 Bar-Ilan Law Studies 213 (2019)

The High Court of Justice Decision on the Natural Gas Deal and the Regulatory Contract: A Paradigm Shift in Administration and Public Law, 19 Law and Government in Israel (Mishpat Umimshal, University of Haifa) 565 (2018)

Regulating Television: The Enforcement Policy of the Second Authority, in Regulation in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods 320 (Eyal Tevet & Itzhak Galnoor eds., 2019)

The Quiet Regulation: Informal Enforcement Arrangements of the Israeli Securities Authority and the Apex-Psagot Case, in Regulating Regulation: Law and Policy 169 (Yishai Blank et al. eds., 2016)

Miscommunication: Between Public Interest and Private Interest in the Regulation of Channel 10, 8 Haifa Law Review (Din Udvarim) 391 (2015) 

The Regulation-Education Web: Television Rating Systems in the New Media Environment, 13 Media Frames: Israeli Journal of Communication 20 (2014) (with Tali Teeni-Harari)

What is Regulation? A Definition Proposal Following the First Uses of the Term in Israeli Legislation, 6 Laws in Brief (The Hebrew University) 1 (2014)

Regulatory Contracts in Israeli Financial Markets, 35 Tel Aviv University Law Review 447 (2012)

Self-Regulation in the Israeli Banking Sector, 19 Banking Quarterly 168 (2010)

  • The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy (finalist)
  • Featured in Legal Theory Blog and Yale’s Notice & Comment blog