Gilat Juli Bachar is an Assistant Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, teaching Contracts and Dispute Resolution. Prior to Villanova, Gilat was a research fellow with the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession and a Stanford Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow at the Center for Justice & Accountability in San Francisco where she worked on social justice tort litigation in federal courts. Gilat graduated with a JSD from Stanford Law School in 2018, where her research won one national and two school-wide awards, as well as numerous research grants. Prior to coming to Stanford, she clerked for the Israeli Chief Justice, worked as an associate in one of Israel’s leading litigation firms, and earned an LL.B. in Law and an M.B.A. in Business Administration, both summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her work, which has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as the Cardozo Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, SMU Law Review, and Chicago Journal of International Law, uses empirical research methods to investigate how lay people, disputants and lawyers perceive and apply civil justice-related legal concepts like accountability, confidentiality and deterrence and how their perceptions inhibit or help produce social change.