About Us

The law faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, located on Mount Scopus, is the flagship of legal research and education in Israel. The faculty, established in 1949 as the first law faculty at an Israeli university, has a glorious past, an impressive record of present day excellence and a promising future.

Most of the leadership of the Israeli legal system, including most of our past and present Supreme Court Justices, have graduated from the law faculty, or taught therein. Most of the recipients of the prestigious Israel Prize in Law and Criminology have also hailed from the faculty.

The current members of the law faculty at Hebrew University are top notch teachers and researchers with an established international reputation and prominent status in the Israeli legal universe. Their research work, which involves developments in legal theory with a global application and more practical oriented study of law from critical and comparative perspectives, is regularly published in the world's top law journals and publishing houses. Our faculty members also distinguish themselves in obtaining competitive research grants and prizes for academic excellence.

Message from the Dean

Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

Welcome to the website of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University!

The Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, located on Mount Scopus, is the flagship of legal research and education in Israel. Established in 1949 as the first law faculty at an Israeli university, it has a long-standing record of excellence. According to the Shanghai international ranking of law schools, the law faculty is ranked first in Israel and 33rdin the world. Most of the leadership of the Israeli legal system, including Supreme Court justices, have graduated from the Hebrew University law faculty. 

The members of the Law Faculty are first-rate researchers and teachers enjoying an international reputation. Their cutting-edge scholarship is published in the best academic journals and publishing houses.Faculty members have been recipients of the most prestigious prizes, such as the Israel Prize and the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.An important part of the research activity is conducted through the Law Faculty’s many institutes and centers, including the Institute of Criminology, the Aharon Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research, the Institute of Jewish Law, the Minerva Center for Human Rights, and the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law.  

We are proud of our rich and diverse teaching programs. Over 200 courses are offered yearly in a wide range of fields: private and public law, international law, criminal law and criminology, seminars and clinics, moot court competitions, research workshops, and practical workshops. Alongside “classic” analytical and comparative legal research, we offer pioneering interdisciplinary programs that combine law and other academic disciplines.

The international perspective is an important element in our curriculum. We encourage our students to enroll for a semester in one of almost 30 exchange programs we have established with prominent law faculties around the globe. Our faculty is a founding partner of the London-based Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), in partnership with leading law schools such as Georgetown, Toronto, King’s College, and Melbourne.  

The Faculty is devoted to strengthening relationships with its professional and geographic surroundings. Faculty members hold senior positions in public life in Israel and offer professional advice to official and non-official entities in Israel and abroad. The Faculty also maintains strong professional ties with leading Israeli law firms and offers its students a unique placement program. Last but not least, the Center for Clinical Legal Education offers pro bono legal support for diverse communities in the Jerusalem area and beyond. These activities reflect our belief that the Faculty cannot be an academic “ivory tower,” separated from the needs and problems of Israeli society. We believe that scholarship and legal education are not only a means to develop professional acumen, but also invite those involved in this pursuit – teachers, students, and graduates – to utilize their professional ability for the benefit of society at large. 

The combination of an outstanding academic faculty, supported by a dedicated and experienced administrative staff, first-rate students imbued with social responsibility, and a long-standing tradition and reputation for academic excellence makes the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University a world-class center for legal research and education. I am proud to be associated with such an institution – as an alumna, a faculty member, and a dean. 

Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir




Foreign Degree Recognition


Please note that our office will be closed on the 16th and 23rd of September due to the Holidays.

Please notice:

Our unit answer questions and reply to applications Thursdays only, between 9am-1pm. 

Please attach the request form and all relevant documents by email (to degreerec@savion.huji.ac.il) prior to any request.

Office hours: Thursdays only, between 9am-1pm Appointments are to be set in advance, using the following website


Appointments that will be missed, or not set in advance by the scheduling system - will not take place.  

To the appointments note to bring with you all original documents on which the conditional authorization was based upon (Diplomas, official grade transcripts, IDs, notary translations, official governmental certificates and apostille certificates if required). 
Please note - entrance to the University requires green badge (Vaccination approval or negative Covid19 test from the last 72 hours).

Due to Covid19 restrictions, arriving our offices together with friends or family members is strictly forbidden.  



The Degree Recognition Unit


Hebrew University's Faculty of Law oversees the recognition process of all foreign law degrees.

To apply, please email to: degreerec@savion.huji.ac.il the request form (Word or PDF) along with the additional documents listed in the form.

For more information on this process, please see the Hebrew section of the website.


Office HoursThursdays 09:00-13:00.

Room 7

The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501


Contact information:
Phone: 02-5882540
Fax: 02-5823042
Email: degreerec@savion.huji.ac.il

Contact Us


The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501


Prof. Benny Porat, Vice-Dean
Prof. Margit CohnChairman of the Committee for Advanced Legal Studies
Prof. Moshe HirschLLM. Advisor
Ms. Efrat FineAssociate Dean
Prof. Badi Hasisichair of the institute of Criminology
Adv. Danny EvronExecutive Director of The Minerva Center for Human Rights
Dr. Einat AlbinDirector of The Jerusalem Justice Center Law Clinics for Social Responsibility

Fax Numbers:

Dean's Office: +972-2-5823042

Library: +972-2-5822895
Criminology: +972-2-5881725
Student Affairs: +972-2-5881536


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