Doron Dorfman is an Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law. His interdisciplinary research focuses on disability law and health law using doctrinal analysis and social science methodology. Professor Dorfman’s scholarship explores how stigma informs the legal treatment of disempowered communities through a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, including surveys, experiments, interviews, and observations. He teaches Health Law, Employment Discrimination, Torts, and Disability Law.
Professor Dorfman’s work has been published or is forthcoming in such journals as Law & Society Review, UC Irvine Law Review, Law & Social Inquiry, and the Journal of Law & Biosciences, and he has been cited by federal courts and the Israeli Supreme Court. He has received multiple writing awards, including the national Burton-Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award, the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award, and the Colin B. Picker Prize. During his doctoral studies, he received the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, awarded to students whose research accomplishments, teaching, and service demonstrated potential for becoming academic leaders.
Professor Dorfman earned a B.A. in communication (2009), an LL.B. (J.D. equivalent, 2009) and an LL.M. (2010), all from the University of Haifa. He later earned a J.S.M. (2014) and J.S.D. (2019) from Stanford Law School. Before arriving at Stanford, he was a litigator at top law firms in Israel for four years while being actively involved in NGOs such as Kav La’Oved-Worker’s Hotline, where he gave legal advice to disadvantaged workers and asylum seekers.