Tal Kastner
Assistant Professor of Law

Tal  Kastner


B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., Yale Law School
Ph.D., Princeton University

Tal Kastner’s teaching and research interests include contracts, property, corporations, law and literature, and the operation of legal language in social and historical context. She has published articles in student edited law reviews—including the Georgetown Law Journal and SMU Law Review, among others—and in peer-reviewed journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and Law and Literature, among others, as well as book chapters, including publications by Oxford University Press and Routledge, and opinion pieces in the press. She is working on a book project on boilerplate in American law and literature and the role of standard contract language in shaping the idea and experience of freedom in the United States.

Prior to joining the Touro Law Center, Professor Kastner was the Jacobson Fellow in Law and Business at New York University School of Law and an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law. She has taught as a Lecturer at Princeton University, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY). She was also a Postdoctoral Fellow of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies at Cardozo Law School. 

Following law school, Professor Kastner practiced as a transactional associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and served as a law clerk for President Aharon Barak and Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel. She holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a PhD from Princeton (English), and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. 


Selected Publications:
Systemic Risk of Contract, BYU Law Review (forthcoming 2021).
Form Contract, in Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (Maksymillian Del Mar, Bernadette Meyler & Simon Stern eds., 2020).
Contract Creep, 107 Georgetown Law Journal 1277 (2019) (with Ethan Leib).
Policing Narrative, 71 SMU L. Rev. 117 (2018).

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