Prof. Omer Shapira

Senior Lecturer in the Law School


Professor Omer Shapira

Omer Shapira is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel, and a mediator. He holds a Ph.D. In Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University, LL.M (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, and LL.B (First Class Honors Degree) from the University of Manchester, England. He teaches courses and seminars on ADR, mediation ethics, jurisprudence, and European Union Law.

Shapira is the editor and a contributing author of Mediation Ethics: A Practitioners’ Guide (American Bar Association Publishing, 2021), co-editor and contributing author of Mediation Ethics: Codes of Ethics and Dealing with Dilemmas (The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2018) (Heb), and author of A Theory of Mediators’ Ethics: Foundations, Rationale, and Application (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Use of Power and Influence in Mediation: Practice and Applied Ethics (Ono Academic College Press, 2007) (Heb), and Jurisprudence: Introductory Chapters (Bursi Press & Ono Academic College Press, 2007) (Heb). His works on mediation ethics on topics such as the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (2005), Decision-Making in Mediation, Fairness in Mediation, and Mediators’ Sources of Power and Influence Tactics, have been published in American and Israeli-refereed journals and can be viewed here.

Shapira served as a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Israeli Minister of Justice on matters relating to court-connected mediation and the courts’ list of mediators (2018-2023) and is the chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) Ethics Committee and Mediator Ethics Committee (Israel), that receives ethical inquiries from practitioners, and drafts reasoned ethical opinions informed by the theoretical work in which he engages.




Academic Training:

P.h.D. In Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

LL.M cum laude (Magna Cum Laude), Tel Aviv University

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with honors (First Class Honors Degree), University of Manchester England

Professional Work:

Lecturer in Law and Dispute Resolution at the Ono Academic College.

Attorney and mediator

Teaching Areas

Jurisprudence, European law, mediation, ethics in mediation