Shiri Krebs

Research Interests

Evidence, Criminal Law, National Security Law, International Law, Human Rights, Law and Politics, Law and Psychology


Shiri Krebs is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Director of the PhD Program at Deakin Law School. She was previously a Law and International Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and cooperation (CISAC) as well as the Christiana Shi Interdisciplinary Fellow in International Studies at Stanford University. Her research focuses on legal fact-finding processes and their impact on social controversies, at the intersection of law, psychology, and political science. To explore these issues, Dr. Krebs utilizes empirical research methods, including survey experiments and interviews. She has taught in a number of top law schools, including at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she won the Dean’s award recognizing exceptional junior faculty members. From 2005 to 2010 Dr. Krebs served as legal advisor to the Chief-Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court. Following this role, she led research projects on national security and human rights at the Israeli Democracy Institute. In 2016 Dr. Krebs was selected by the American Society of International Law for the ‘New Voices’ Panel at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Her scholarship was published in top international law journals, and granted her several awards, including the Lucinda Jordan Research Award (2017), the Franklin Award in International Law (2015), the Goldsmith Award in Dispute Resolution (2012), and the Steven Block Civil Liberties Award (2011). Krebs earned her Doctorate and Master Degrees from Stanford Law School, as well as LL.B., B.A. and M.A., all magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.