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Nizan Packin


Nizan Geslevich Packin was awarded her SJD in May, 2014.  She started her legal education in Israel where she simultaneously worked as an intern at a leading Israeli law firm. In addition, during her Law and undergraduate Economics studies, Nizan worked as an academic researcher and teaching assistant in the law faculty at Haifa University. Upon graduating, Haifa University Nizan served as a law clerk to Justice Salim Jubran in the Israeli Supreme Court. Following her clerkship, in 2007, she completed the LLM program at Columbia Law School, where she was accepted with a generous merit scholarship. While at Columbia, Nizan participated in a Federal Court externship program at the chambers of Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York, and interned at the Federal Trade Commission. After taking the New York bar exam, Nizan started working as an associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York in the Corporate Restructuring group.


  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Risk and Insolvency
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law

“It’s (Not) All About the Money:  Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Regulation of Risk Management in Financial Institutions,” 15 The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 2 (Spring 2013); also featured at the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum.

“The Case Against the Dodd-Frank Act’s Living Wills: Contingency Planning Following the Financial Crisis,” 9 The Berkeley Business Law Journal (Spring 2013); also featured at the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum.

“The Other Side of Health Care Reform: An Analysis of the Missed Opportunity Regarding Infertility Treatments,” 14 The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues 1 (Fall 2011).

  • Recipient of the Immigration Equality 2011 Annual Safe Haven Award.
  • Recipient of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program Pro Bono Award (sponsored by the New York County Lawyer’s Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Office of the NYC Mayor), 2008-2012.