Yael researches and teaches in the areas of energy law, natural resources, and property law. Her research explores the diverse set of rules and institutions that govern access to resources, with a particular emphasis on energy governance. In a recent project, for instant, she unearths the new property-energy connection that has emerged due to fundamental shifts in the generation of electricity in our world today.
Her work has appeared the NYU Law Review, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, the University of Toronto Law Journal, the Modern Law Review, Stanford Environmental Law Journal and UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, among other journals. She has presented her work at forums such as the American Law and Economics Association, the Society for Environmental Law & Economics, Modern Studies in Property Law and Obligations, and at seminars and conferences at NYU, Yale, Michigan, Columbia, University of British Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge and Tel Aviv University.
Lifshitz is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at King’s College London, where she researchers and teaches Energy Law, Climate Law, Environmental Law and Property Law and theory. 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.