Dr Sagi Peari

Started at UWA: 2018

Researcher and teacher dedicated to social justice and equality

Dr. Sagi Peari researches and teaches within private law, commercial law, international law, and their intersections. He is an author of two research monographs published by Oxford University Press: The Foundation of Choice-of-Law: Choice & Equality (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) and International Negotiable Instruments (with Professor Benjamin Geva) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021). He has also published in leading US, Canadian and Australian journals. Sagi is the only Australian academic who has authored two research monographs in law with Oxford University Press. Presently, with Professor Warren Swain of The University of Auckland, Sagi leads a global interdisciplinary initiative to tackle the current incoherency of private law.

In essence, Sagi’s scholarship lays out a global theory of just public institutions and the legal effects of cross-border interactions, which extends its conceptual argument to concrete legal categories: contracts, torts, restitution, negotiable instruments, corporations and taxation. His work shows how the traditional legal doctrines, principles and concepts can be accommodated and qualified within the advancing reality of the digital age and online communications.

Sagi holds an SJD degree from The University of Toronto where he was the recipient of the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier and Connaught Doctoral Fellowships. He was also a recipient of the Hauser Global Fellowship at New York University Law School, and of the Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. One of Sagi’s papers received the best paper prize award from the American Society of International Law. Another paper received the best paper prize award from the Corporate Law Teachers Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

Sagi is also a passionate teacher whose classes are filled with joy, positive spirit, friendly attitude and comprehensive treatment of the legal doctrine. He is a recipient of the 2019 & 2020 UWA Student Guild Choice Awards and the 2021 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.


  • Postdoc, New York University School of Law, USA (Hauser Global Scholar Fellowship)
  • SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science), University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Canada
  • LLM (Master of Laws), University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Canada
My research tackles the most pressing issues of social reality and the challenges that the era of internet and digital age posits for legal doctrine.Dr Sagi Peari


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