Professor Niva Elkin-Koren is the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) and the former dean of the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She has written and spoken extensively about the privatization of information policy, private ordering, the economic analysis of intellectual property, technology transfer and legal strategies for enhancing the public domain. From 2002 to 2006 she was a Member of the Israeli Cinema Commission, and the Patent Authority Audit Commission in Israel. She currently serves as a member of the Academic Directors and Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Shaananim, a member of the Israeli Public Council for the Protection of Privacy, and a co-founder of the Alliance of Israeli Institutions of Higher Education for Promoting Access to Scientific Materials. She is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, a member of the Executive Committee of Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), and an Advisory Board Member in the Information Program of the Open Society Foundation. Prof. Elkin-Koren received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1989, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995.