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Ofra Bloch

Ofra Bloch

ISPS 
Graduate Policy Fellow
Title 
Graduate Student, Yale Law
Ofra Bloch is a doctorate candidate at Yale Law School, where she also completed her LL.M. degree in 2015. Embracing a historical perspective, Ofra’s work explores questions of inequality and law. In her dissertation, she examines the ways in which affirmative action law and policy successfully fight some forms of inequality while sustaining others. She is currently exploring the shift towards class-based affirmative action in higher education and aims to develop an understanding of its implications and trade-offs. Ofra is also writing on the evolving meaning of diversity discourse and the effects it has on legal doctrine and policy design.
 
Before coming to Yale, Ofra served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Esther Hayut of the Supreme Court of Israel. She also earned her LL.B. (magna cum laude) and LL.M. (summa cum laude) degrees from Tel-Aviv University, and she is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel-Aviv University.
 
Discipline 
Law