Mikhail Xifaras

Professor of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Besançon (France)

Research Areas: Legal theory; History of Legal Thought; Theory of Property; Political philosophy; Global Law; Legal Education


Mikhaïl Xifaras is a legal theorist and historian of legal thought. He is Professor of Legal Studies at New York University in Abu Dhabi since 2021. He has been Professor of Public Law at Sciences Po, where he headed the doctoral program from 2009 to 2018 and taught legal philosophy, property, and jurisprudence. Mr. Xifaras has been a regular Visiting Professor at Harvard Law school (2011-2015), Keio School of Law (2012-2018), Bruchman Law School, Tel Aviv University (2016 ; 2020) and New York University Abu Dhabi (2018-2020). He has published extensively on the theory of property, history of modern legal thought, legal theory and political philosophy.

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