Dr. Sharon Yadin

  Law and Regulation, Public Law,

Administrative Law, Law and Media


Dr. Sharon Yadin is a research fellow at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and a leading, internationally recognized expert on law and regulation. She has published two books and over 20 articles in prestigious platforms. 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. In her work, Dr. Yadin developed new concepts to better understand the modern regulatory state, such as regulatory shaming, e-regulation, and regulatory literacy, and analyzed their normative and theoretical implications in depth.   

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. Her work has been published in prominent journals such as Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin, Harvard Business Law Review Online, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and Environmental Law.



Israel’s Law and Regulation After the Gas Discoveries, in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods (Eyal Tevet & Itzhak Galnoor eds., Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020) – Please Email me for a PDF copy

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

  • Featured in Legal Theory Blog  and Yale’s Notice & Comment blog
  • Selected for Administrative Law SSRN Reading List

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

  • Featured in Globes 

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 
  • Selected for Administrative Law SSRN Reading List

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)


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, Regulatory Contracts, Introduction to Regulation, Media Law and Regulation, Administrative law and the Information Revolution