Yael researches and teaches in the areas of energy law, natural resources, and property law. She studies questions of resource control as applied to energy and natural resources. In her latest project, she unearths the new property-energy connection that has emerged due to fundamental shifts in the generation of electricity in our world today. Lifshitz has published in journals such as the University of Toronto Law Journal, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, and UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. She has presented her work at forums such as the American Law and Economics Association, and at seminars and conferences at NYU, Yale, Michigan, Columbia, University of British Columbia, and Tel Aviv University.
Yael is a Lecturer in Property and Trusts at King’s College London. Prior to joining King’s College London, she was an Associate in Law and Lecturer at Columbia University in New York. Previously, she served as advisor to the Environmental and Energy Law LLM program at NYU Law School, and as a clerk on the Supreme Court of Israel, to both Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Rivlin and Hon. Justice Vogelman. She earned a JSD and an LLM from NYU School of Law, and a LLB, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.