Pnina Alon-Shenker

 

 

 

 

Alon-Shenker, Pnina SJD Candidate, 2005-Present

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Email: pnina.alon@utoronto.ca

 

 

Dissertation

 

The Aging Workforce: Addressing its Implications through a Development of a new Legal Account of the Right to Age Equality in Employment

 

Members of SJD Advisory Committee

 

Supervisor: Professor Patrick Macklem

Committee Members: Professors Morley Gunderson and Sophia Reibetanz Moreau

 

Fields of Research

 

         Labour and Employment Law

         Labour Policy

         Age Discrimination

         Theories of Equality

         Retirement

         Pension Law

 

Additional Research Interests

 

         Constitutional Law

         Feminist Legal Theories

         Jurisprudence

         Law and Film

         Law and Literature

 

Education

 

         SJD Candidate, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2005-Present)

 

         LLM, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2004-2005)

Thesis Topic: The Introduction of a Modified Model of German Works Councils in Israel: Towards a Tripartite Channel of Employee Representation and Participation [Grade: A+]

 

         LLM cum laude, The Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2001-2003)

Courses Intensive Program in Constitutional and Administrative Law

 

         LLB summa cum laude, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law (1997-2001)

Graduated First in Class

 

Professional Experience

 

         Teaching Assistant in Employment Law Course, University of Toronto, Woodsworth College (2008-Present).

 

         SJD Advisor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2006-2007, 2008-2009).

 

         Research Assistant to Professors Shulamit Almog, Guy Davidov, Brian Langille and Patrick Macklem (1999-Present).

 

         Research Assistant to the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults on Income Security and the Canadian Constitution (2005).

 

         Associate Editor of Haifa Law Review (Din Udvarim) University of Haifa, Faculty of Law (2003-2004).

 

         Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Dalia Dorner, The Supreme Court of Israel (2002-2003).

 

         Teaching Assistant in Labour Law, Constitutional Law and Evidence Law courses in Israeli law faculties (2000-2004).

 

Publications

 

         "Works Councils in Israel: Towards a Tripartite Channel of Employee Representation and Participation" (2007) 30 Tel Aviv Law Review (Iunei Mishpat) 319 (Hebrew).

 

         "The World Belongs to the Youth: On Discrimination against Senior Workers and Mandatory Retirement", in Liber Amicorum Dalia Dorner Book (forthcoming 2008) (Hebrew).

 

         ILO, Termination of Employment Legislation Digest: Updated the profile of Israel in December 2006, available online: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/ifpdial/info/termination/countries/israel.htm.

 

         "Interview with Justice Dalia Dorner" (2004) 1 Haifa Law Review (Din Udvarim) 15 (with Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar, Edan Laron and Anat Rom) (Hebrew).

 

Conference Presentation

 

         "Revisiting the Legal Doctrine of Age Discrimination in the Employment Setting" in the International Conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century: A Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, July 2007).

 

         "The Introduction of a Modified Model of the German Works Councils in Israel", at the Third National Conference on Social Policy in Israel, Faculty of Health and Social Welfare, the University of Haifa (Haifa, Israel, February 2006) (in Hebrew).

 

         "Works Councils in Israel: Towards a Tripartite Model of Employee Representation and Participation", at the Twenty-Second Annual Association for Israel Studies Conference (Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 2006).

 

Honors, Awards, and Grants

 

         The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Scholarship (SSHRC) (2008-2009)

         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2007-2008; 2008-2009 waived)

         Haifa University Scholarship for Young and Promising Scholars (2007)

         Connaught Scholarship, the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto for International Graduate Students with Outstanding Records (2005-2008).

 

         World Fellowship Grant, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (2005-2007).

 

         University of Toronto and Faculty of Law Fellowships (2004-2005).

 

         The Hebrew University Faculty of Law Scholarship for Excellent Achievements (2001-2002).

 

         Yehoshua Governik, Judge (retired), Haifa District Court Scholarship for High Achievements in Studies (2001).

 

         The Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) Award for Excellence in Academic Studies (2000).

 

         The Aptowitzer Foundation for Haifa Scholarship for High Achievements in Studies (1999).

 

         First in the Faculty Award (1998-1999).

 

         The Meyerhoff Fund Scholarship for Excellence in Studies (1998).

 

         Deans list, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law (1997-2001).

 

Community Activities

         Member of the Executive Committee, Graduate Students Law Association (GSLA): Social Activities Representative, Information Services Committee Representative, and International Advisory Committee Representative (2004-Present).

 

         Volunteer at the Advocates for Injured Workers Legal Clinic (Toronto, Canada) (2004-2005).

 

         Volunteer in Latet (to give), Israeli Humanitarian Aid Organization (2003-2004).