Ofer Raban, School of Law

Ofer Raban, Elmer Sahlstrom Senior Fellow in Trial Law

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Judicial Philosophy

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Ofer Raban is an academic expert in constitutional law, criminal law, and judicial theory. He received his JD from Harvard Law School, and his doctorate from Oxford University. Professor Raban worked as a prosecutor in New York before joining academia. 

Recent Media:
Supreme Court to hear Grants Pass homeless case Monday: What’s at stake (The Oregonian, April 20, 2024)
Ithaka: Family-focused documentary about the fight for Julian Assange’s freedom premieres in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Independent, April 10, 2023)
Measure 114 would tighten gun laws in Oregon (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oct. 18, 2022)
New fund for Black Oregonians faces mounting legal pressure (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 25, 2020)
It’s still a conservative Supreme Court, even after recent liberal decisions – here’s why (The Conversation, Sept. 14, 2020)
The ethical case for allowing medical trials that deliberately infect humans with COVID-19 (The Conversation, Aug. 17, 2020)
As some push to open Oregon faster, public confidence is key to economic recovery (Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 5, 2020)
Opinion: A fraying of humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic (The Oregonian, May 5, 2020)
Assange’s new indictment: Espionage and the First Amendment (The Conversation, May 25, 2019)
Is the Assange indictment a threat to the First Amendment? (The Conversation, May 1, 2019)
There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations (The Conversation, Jan. 24, 2019)
Kavanaugh’s impact on the Supreme Court and the country may not be as profound as predicted (The Conversation, Nov. 20, 2018)
The Slants and the meaning of liberty (The Oregonian, July 7, 2017)
For constitutional decisions, does it matter who is president? (The Oregonian, March 4, 2016)
The Supreme Court and official corruption (The Oregonian, July 5, 2016)
UO Law faculty weigh in on implications of Scalia's death (KMTR NBC 16, Feb. 15, 2016)