Emeritus

Prof. Aharon Barak

Prof. Aharon Barak

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Aharon Barak was born in Kovne (Kaunas), Lithuania in 1936. In 1958 he completed his master’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and between 1960 and 1963 he served as a teaching assistant at the faculty. In 1963 Barak received his license to practice law, completed his doctorate studies cum laude at the Faculty of Law, and joined the staff at the faculty. As a member of the faculty, Barak was the moving force behind the establishment of the first law journal in Israel to be edited by students. Today, Mishpatim is the most important legal journal in Israel. In 1974-1975, Barak served as dean of the Faculty of Law, and in 1975 he was appointed to the position of attorney general. Barak joined the Supreme Court in 1978 and in 1995 he was appointed president of the Court, a position he held until his retirement from judicial functions in 2006. Barak is considered one of the most brilliant and productive legal experts of our times. His rulings have influenced all fields of law in Israel and are studied by attorneys and researchers from around the world. Throughout his years of judicial service, Barak never abandoned the field of legal research. He published a lengthy list of books and articles, focusing in particular on judicial interpretation, human dignity, and the role of the judge in a democratic society. Several of his books have been translated into various languages. Aharon Barak received the Israel Prize for Law in 1975 and the Zeltner Prize in 1984. He serves as a member of the Israel Academy of the Sciences. In 1999, the International Association of Judges awarded Barak its Justice in the World prize. 

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Prof. Hanina Ben-Menahem

Prof. Hanina Ben-Menahem

Montesquieu Chair in Labor Law
02-5882556
msbenhy@mscc.huji.ac.il

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Hanina Ben-Menahem completed his law studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,receiving his license to practice law in 1970. In 1978 he completed a doctorate at Oxford University and began to teach at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University. He went on to serve as a guest professor at several academic institutions around the world, including Stanford and Harvard. Ben-Menahem founded the law and theater workshop at the Faculty,in which students stage plays on issues of legal relevance. Ben-Menahem’s fields of research are: Talmudic law, the philosophy of Jewish law, Maimonides’ legal thought, the writings of Nietzsche, and law and theater. Ben-Menahem has published numerous books and articles. He is a leading critic of the dominant positivist approach in Jewish law. 

 

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Prof. Yehuda Bloom

Prof. Yehuda Blum

Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law
02-5882562
yehuda.blum@mail.huji.ac.il

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Yehuda Blum was born in 1931 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. During the Second World War his family fled to Switzerland on the train organized by Dr. Israel Kastner. In 1955 Blum completed his master’s degree in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in 1961 he received a doctorate from the University of London. In 1955-1956 he worked as an intern for Supreme Court Justice David Goitein and in 1962 he was appointed assistant to the legal advisor of the Foreign Ministry. In 1965 Blum joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, heading the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law. From 1978 to 1984 Blum served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. He took part in the negotiations for a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, and later served as a member of the Israeli legal team to the international arbitration hearings on the subject of Taba. Prof. Blum’s fields of research are public international law, international organizations, constitutional law, and United Nations law. He has published numerous books and articles in Israel and elsewhere.

 

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Prof. Yitzhak Englard

Prof. Yitzhak Englard

Bora Laskin Chai in Law
Englard@supreme.court.gov.il

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Yitzhak Englard was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1933. He immigrated to Israel in 1951 and attended the Bnai Akiva Yeshiva in Kfar Haroeh. From 1952 to 1956 he studied at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completing his studies cum laude. In 1958 Englard completed his master’s degree in law at the Hebrew University. He served as an intern with Supreme Court Justice David Goitein and in the Petitions Department of the State Attorney’s Office, and in 1960 he received his license to practice law. In  1966 he received a doctorate in law from the University of Paris, France. After completing his military service, Englard joined the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, serving as dean from 1984 through 1987. He has published numerous books and articles in diverse fields, including the laws of damages, religion and state, the theory of law, Jewish law, unjust enrichment, comparative law, legal competence, and child adoption. In 1992 Englard was appointed a member of the Israel Academy of the Sciences, and in 1996 he became a full member of the International Academy for Comparative Law. He received the Israel Prize for Legal Research in 1997. In the same year Englard was appointed as a Supreme Court justice, a position he filled until his retirement in 2003.

 

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Prof. Israel Gilad

Prof. Israel Gilead

Bora Laskin Chair of Law
02-5882526
Israel.gilead@mail.huji.ac.il

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Fields of Interest:

Tort Law, corporations, limitation of civil actions, economic analysis of tort law, bills and notes

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Israel Gilead completed his doctorate studies in law, together with undergraduate studies in economics, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 he joined the Faculty of Law, heading the Bora Laskin Chair. In the year 1999-2002 Prof. Gilad served as dean of the Faculty of Law. He was a member of international bodies involved in the study of the laws of damages and insurance, and served as a member of numerous professional committees, including the Obsolescence Committee, the Damages Committee, and the Codification Committee, in which capacity he helped draft key provisions in the damages, remedies, and obsolescence sections in the Proposed Law: Rules of Alimony, 5771-2011.Gilad’s areas of expertise are damages law, civil obsolescence, forms of payment, the economic analysis of law, and corporate law. 

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Prof. Claude Klein

Prof. Claude Klein

Edwin A. Goodman Chair in Public Law
02-5882578
claude.klein@mail.huji.ac.il

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Claude Klein was born in Dijon, France in 1939. During the Second World War his family fled to Switzerland, returning to France after the war ended. In 1957 Klein began to study law and political science at the University of Strasbourg, where he completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both departments. Klein wrote his doctorate in law at the University of Strasbourg, graduating cum laude in 1965. In 1968 Klein immigrated to Israel and was appointed senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1982 he was appointed professor of public law, and in the years 1978-1981 he served as dean of the Faculty of Law. As part of his work at the Faculty, Klein taught courses in constitutional law and law and history. He is active in the International Association of Constitutional Law and has served as the association’s deputy president since 2006. In the past he also served as chairperson of the Israel Association for Public Law. 

 

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Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law
02-5882580
motak@idi.org.il

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Mordechai Kremnitzer was born in 1948 in Germany. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1981 completed his doctorate at the Faculty. His doctorate thesis was entitled “Structural and Organizational Principles of the Specific Offenses.” Over the years he has served as a guest lecturer and scholar at various universities in Israel, Europe, and the United States. He also served as dean of the Faculty of Law in the years 1990-1993.
Kremnitzer is an admired and leading researcher in the fields of criminal and constitutional law. His important contribution to the study of law has been manifested in diverse fields, including: the principles of criminal law, freedom of expression, judicial activism and the role of the Supreme Court in Israeli society, German law, law and national security, and so forth. His public activities have included membership of a large number of public committees, including the Committee to Examine Offenses of Manslaughter, which he headed. Kremnitzer also drafted the general section of the penal code prepared by Prof. Feller. Kremnitzer served as president of the Press Council and is the deputy president of the Israel Democracy Institute. In 2003 he was awarded the Zeltner Prize for Legal Research.

 

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Prof. David Kretzmer

Prof. David Kretzmer

Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law
02-5880077
David.Kretzmer@mail.huji.ac.il

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David Kretzmer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before studying for his doctorate at York University in Canada. Kretzmer served as an intern for Supreme Court Justice Berenzon and in 1968 received his license to practice law.  In 1975 Kretzmer received an appointment as a lecturer at the Hebrew University and in 1991 he was appointed a professor. Kretzmer’s areas of expertise include public international law, administrative law, andconstitutional law. Over the years he has published a large number of books and articles on such subject as the Supreme Court’s protection of human rights, the legal status of Arab citizens of Israel, freedom of expression and racist statements, the right of protest, judicial review, the concept of human dignity in human rights discourse, the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the Palestinian Authority areas, and so forth. Kretzmer was among the founders of B’Tselem and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and has served as a member of a number of international bodies active in the human rights field, including the UN Human Rights Committee, on which he served from 1995 to 2002. 

 

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Itzhak Kugler

Dr. Itzhak Kugler

Senior Lecturer
Ivan C. Rand Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law
itzhak.kugler@mail.huji.ac.il

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Education

L.L.B - The Hebrew University

L.L.D. - The Hebrew University

 

Representative publications in English

(Hebrew representative publications appear in the Hebrew version of this page)

book 
Direct and Oblique Intention in the Criminal Law (Ashgate, 2002).
 
Articles:
  1. "On the Possibility of a Criminal Law Defence for Conscientious Objection" The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence(1997) p. 387.
  2. Conditional Oblique Intention" Criminal Law  Review(2004) p. 284.
  3. Two Concepts of Omission" Criminal law Forum (2003) p. 421.
  4. "Necessity as A Justification in Re A (children) The Journal of Criminal Law (2004) 440.
  5. "Israel" in (Kevin Jon Heller & Markus D. Dubber eds.) The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law (Stanford University Press, 2011) p. 352.

 

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Simha Landau

Prof. Simha Landau

Mildred and Benjamin Berger Chair of Criminology
02-5882515
simha.landau@mail.huji.ac.il

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Higher Education

 
1960-1964        

Hebrew University, Sociology and Psychology, B.A.

 
 
1964-1968        

Hebrew University, Psychology (Major) and M.A. (Magna Criminology (Minor)  CumLaude)

 
 
1969-1973        

Hebrew University, Psychology/Criminology, Ph.D.

 
 
1973-1974     

University of Pennsylvania, Criminology Post Doctoral Fellow

 
 

3. Academic Rank and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education

 
 
1973-74         

 Research Associate, Senior Fullbright Fellow, Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania.

 
 
1974-78         

 Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
1974-76         

 Assistant Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
1975  

              Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

 
 
1978-79         

 Senior Research Associate, Home Office Research Unit, and Academic Visitor, London School of Economics and Political Science.

 
 
1979-89         

 Senior Lecturer (with tenure), Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
1980-83         

 Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
 1984              

Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago .

 
 
1989-97         

 Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
 1990              

Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for International Criminal Law and Criminology, Freiburg, W. Germany (Spring and Summer).

 
 
1994  

Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (Spring).

 
 
1994  

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of California, Berkeley (summer).

 
 

1994-97         

 Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University                  

1998  

Member of the Teaching Faculty (including opening lecture) of the First Asian Post-Graduate Course in Victimology, Mito, Japan.

 
 
1997-             

 Full Professor, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.

 
 
 1999              

Appointed to the Mildred and Benjamin Berger Chair in Criminology at the Hebrew University.

 
 
2001  

Visiting Fellow, Institute of Criminology, and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. 

 
 

2003 - 05       

  Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew  University.

 
 
 2006              

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Faculty of Law, UC Berkeley (spring).

 
 
 2006              

Visiting Professor, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland (summer). 

 
 
 
 

4. Other Professional and Academic Activities

 
 
1963-64         

 Research Sociologist, The Israel Air Force.

 
 
1966-68         

 Secretary of the Editorial Board of Delinquency and Society, Publication of  the Israel Society of Criminology.

 
 
1971-72         

 Member of the Israeli Organizing Committee of the Second International Symposium on Drug Abuse, May, 1973, Jerusalem.

 
 
1971-73         

 Member of the Organizing Committee of the First International Symposium on Victimology, September, 1973.

 
 
 1971-73         

Member and coordinator of the National Committee on Illegal Drug Use.

 
 
 1982              

Chair of the Organizing Committee, the Fifth National Conference of the Israeli Society of Criminology, Jerusalem, March-April, 1982.

 
 
 1983              

Organizer and chair of a section on: “Crimes of Violence - A Cross Cultural Perspective”, Ninth International Congress on Criminology, Vienna, September, 1983.

 
 
 1988              

Organizer and chair of a session on: “Crimes of Violence”, Eighth Biennial World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Swansea, Wales, July, 1988.

 
 
1988 

Organizer and chair of a workshop on: “Violent Crime and its Relation  to Social Stress Factors”, Tenth International Congress on Criminology, Hamburg, September, 1988.

 
 
1991   

Organizer and chair of the Sixth European Conference of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Jerusalem, June, 1991.

 
 
1991   

Senior Scientist Fellow, Israel-Finland Exchange Program, November,  1991.

 
 
1993-94         

 Member of the Commission of Inquiry into the Handling of Police Violence.

 
 
1994-             

 Council Member, International Society for Research on Aggression.

 
 
1995-             

 Member, Executive Board of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

 
 
 1996-             

Member, Editorial Board of Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary and  International journal.

 
 
 1996-             

Member of the Follow-Up Team for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on Police Violence.

 
 

 1997              

Member of the Commission for Determining Principles of  Punishment (Minimum Sentences)

 
 
 1999-             

Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.

 
 

 06      

Chair, steering Committee of project on violence in schools in Israel, Ministry of Education, the State of Israel.

 
 
 06                  

Chair, The Israeli National Council of Criminology

 
 
04     

Member, Board of Editors of Aggressive Behavior,Official journal of  the International Society for Research on Aggression.

2004   

Organizer and chair of the Israeli sections at the Societies of Criminology 1st Key  Issues Conference,  Paris, May,2004.2004                                                       

 2004              

Co-organizer and co-chair of a symposium on Violence in Hospitals at the XVI World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Santorini, Greece, September, 2004.

 
 
2004-            

Associate Editor of International Perspectives in Victimology.

 
 

2005 -            

Consulting Editor of Aggressive Behavior, Official journal of the International Society for Research on Aggression.

 

  

2005    

Organizer of a session on "Violence Against Personnel in Hospital Emergency Wards", at the 14thworld Congress of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2005.

     
 

 

5. Research Activities (External Grants)

 
1967-70         

 Principal Investigator, “Homicide in Israel”, funded by the Ford Foundation.

 
 
1971-73         

 P.I., “A Follow-up Study on Changes in the Behavior of Juvenile Members of Street Corner Groups”, funded by the Israel Ministry of Social Welfare.

 
 
1974-77         

 P.I., Israeli branch of the study “Comparative Social Control of Adolescent Misbehavior in Advanced Industrial Societies”, coordinated by Jackson Toby, Rutgers University. Funded by the Ford Foundation

 
 
1981-83         

 P.I. (with Leslie Sebba), “Delinquency in an Israeli Birth Cohort - A  Feasibility Study”, funded by the National Council for Research and Development.  

 
 
1986-90         

 P.I., “Stress Factors, Social Support and Violence in Israeli Society”, funded by the Israeli National Council for Research and Development.

 
 
 1991-94         

P.I. (with Leslie Sebba), “Punishment by Service Work - An Evaluation Study”, funded by the Israeli Ministry of Police.

 
 
1991- 96        

 P.I., Israeli branch of “A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Gender Differences in Regard to Indirect and Direct Aggression During Adolescence”, coordinated by Kay Bjorkqvist (Abo Akademi) and Kirsti Lagerspetz (Turku  University). Funded by the Academy of Finland.

 
 
1992- 98        

 P.I. (with Riva Bachrach), Israeli branch of a research project on “Childhood TV Violence Viewing and Adult Aggression”, coordinated by Rowell L.                          Huesmann and Leonard Eron, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Funded by  NIMH, U.S.A.

 
 
1994- 98        

 P.I., “Patterns of Violence and Suicide: Their Relation to Subjective Social Stress and Support Indicators”, Funded by the Israel Science Foundation.

 
 
2001-04  

P..I., "Violence Against Medical and Non-Medical Personnel in Hospital  Emergency Wards in Israel". Funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research.

 
 

2006 -              

P.I., Israeli part of a research project on “Effects on Children of Persistent Exposure to Extreme Political Violence”, conducted in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. P.I., Rowell L. Huesmann, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Funded by NIH, U.S.A.

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Prof. Ruth Lapidoth

Prof. Ruth Lapidoth

02-5882539
omri.shalev@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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Prof. Ruth Lapidoth (née Eschelbacher) is Greenblatt Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was born in Germany in 1930 and immigrated to Palestine in 1938. She studied law at the Hebrew University, and did post-graduate studies in Paris (Ph.D. at the Law School, and Diplôme at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales of the University of Paris). From 1956 until 2001 she taught at the Hebrew University (since 1980 as Full Professor), in the field of international law, the law of the sea, and the Arab-Israel conflict and its resolution. 

In addition, she has taught and done research at various institutions abroad: the University of Paris (1971), the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (1973-1974), New York University School of Law (1976-1977), the Center for the Study of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware (1976-1977), the University of Geneva (1977), the Bellagio Study and Conference Center (1978 and 1993), the University of Southern California (1982-1983), Tulane (1986) and Northwestern (1987) Universities, Duke University School of Law (1989), United States Institute of Peace (1990-1991), Georgetown University Law Center (1992, 1993,1997 and 2011), the Institute of Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki (1995), St. Antony’s College, Oxford (1996-1997), the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (1999-2000 and 2003) and the University of Melbourne (2000). 

During 1984-1986 she was Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Israel Law Review, and during 1985-1989 served as Chairman of the Israel Universities Study Group for Middle Eastern Affairs. During 1994-1996 she was the Director of the Institute for European Studies at the Hebrew University.

In addition to her academic career, she has been active in the diplomatic field: she was a member of the Delegation of Israel to the United Nations (1976) as well as to the Humanitarian Law Conference (1977) and the Red Cross Conference (1981). She has participated in part of the negotiations for the Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel (1979), and was the Legal Adviser to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Israel (1979-1981). In 1999 she was invited to join a group of experts that advised the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. She is a member of the Israel Council of Foreign Relations.

Her judicial activity involved her membership in the arbitration panel established in order to solve a boundary dispute between Egypt and Israel, including the Taba area (1986-1988). Since 1989 she is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Professor Lapidoth has written nine books and more than a hundred articles dealing with questions of international law, the law of the sea, human rights, autonomy, the Arab-Israel conflict and its resolution, and Jerusalem.

She is the 2000 recipient of the Prominent Woman in International Law award from the WILIG group of the American Society of International Law. In 2001 she received the Gass Prize for her contribution to research on Jerusalem. In 2004 the Israel Bar Association awarded her the “Women in Law” Award for her special achievements in legal academic research. In 2006 she received the Israel Prize for excellence in Legal Research. In 2018 she received Lifetime Achievement Award of the Israeli Association for International Studies.

 

 

 

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Richard Laster

Prof. Richard Laster

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
02-5635224; 02-5882578
richard@laster.co.il

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Publication:

English Publications

  1. Criminal Restitution, A History of Its Past Use , 3 University of Richmond Law Review, 1970.
  2. The Closed Enterprise System (Mark Green, ed.), 1973.
  3. Reading D: Planning and Building or Building and Then Planning? 7 Israel Law Review, 1973.
  4. Considering the Victim: Readings in Restitution and Victim Compensation (ed. J. Hudson & B. Galloway), 1976.
  5. The Legal Framework for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution in Israel, 1976. (Doctoral Dissertation).
  6. Quarrying in Israel: Administrative Roulette, 2 Environmental Policy and Law 39, 1976.
  7. Lake Kinneret and the Law, 12 Israel Law Review 88, 1977.
  8. Environmental Protection in Israel: Taming the Wild East, Selected Papers on the Environment in Israel, 1977.
  9. Legal Aspects of Water Quality Management in Israel, Water Management Under Conditions of Scarcity (Shuval, ed.), 1980.
  10. Remedies for Air Pollution Damage to Agriculture, Developments in Ecology and Environmental Quality (Shuval, ed.), Vol. II, 1983.
  11. Observations: Public Participation in Environmental Problems, Israel-Land and Nature, Vol. 9, No.1 (Shadur, ed.), 1983.
  12. River Authorities in Israel: A Comparison of Different Models, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. IV-A, 681 (M. Luria, ed.), 1989.
  13. David and Goliath in Development: Small Communities Versus Giant Enterprises, 19 Public Health Reviews, 323, 91/92.
  14. Right to Know in Israel Environmental Law, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. V-A, 442 (Gasith & Fattal, eds.), 1992.
  15. Mesothelioma Mortality Among Former Asbestos-Cement Workers in Israel, 1953-90, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 543, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  16. Medical Findings in Nickel-Cadium Battery Workers, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 578, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  17. Exposure of Workers to Toxic Substances and Physical Hazards: The Law in Theory and Practice, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 681, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  18. Environmental Law in Israel, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Suppl. 5 (Kluwer Publishers) 1993, updated to 1998.
  19. Environmental Law in Israel Today, "Our Shared Environment" (Twite & Isaac eds.) 1994.
  20. Unnatural Privatization of a Natural Resource, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. A/B, 368 (Steinberger ed.), 1996.
  21. Reuse of Effluent: Israel as a Model, Modern Agriculture and the Environment (D. Rosen, E. Tel-Or, Y. Hadar, Y. Chen,eds.) (Kluwer) 1997.
  22. Cancer in Thirty-nine Nuclear Industry Workers : A Preliminary Report, Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements Radiation and Human Health, Volume 105, Supplement 6, 1511 (Hook & Luciers, eds.) December 1997.
  23. Commentary: A Scientific Panel for Determining Health Effects among Radiation Workers at Israel’s Nuclear Research Facilities, Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements Radiation and Human Health, Volume 105, Supplement 6, 1595, (Hook & Luciers, eds.) December 1997.
  24. Catchment Basin Management of Water, Environmental Challenges (Belkin & Gabbay eds.) Kluwer 2000 (appears also in Water, Air & Soil Pollution Vol 123 (2000).
  25. A review of environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos in Israel, 29 Public Health Reviews 247 (2001).
  26. Water Flowing Under the Law, Dr. Richard Laster, Dan Livney, Joel Gat, Food Security Under Water Scarcity in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions (Hamdy and Monti, eds.) 2004.
  27. The Sound of One Hand Clapping: Limitations to Integrated Resources Water Management in the Dead Sea Basin, Dr. Richard Laster, Dan Livney, Darrin Holender, 123 Pace Environmental Law Review Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2005.
  28. Coastal Protection, 205 Environmental Policy and LawVolume35, Number 4-5, October 2005.
  29. Laster, R., Berman, T., Page, T. (2007), Cellular Antennas: Applying Democratic Principles with Precaution, Environmental Policy and Law 37,1: 45.

Hebrew Publications

 
  1. Implementing the Law, Water and Irrigation, Number 432, October 2002.
  2. River Authorities-Drainage Authorities: One is Better than Both, Agamit,The Kinneret AdministrationNumber 160,February 2003.
  3. The Roots of Environmental Law and Administration in Israel, Dr. Richard Laster and Dr. Ehud Chosen, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2003.
  4. Using Indirect Legislation to Protect Vistas and the Environment in Agricultural Areas, Dr.Richard Laster and Dr. Ehud Choshen, Yad Hanadiv(2003).
  5. The Water Law: All Inclusive, Flowing Water and Irrigation Engineering, Number 29, Jan-Feb. 2004.
  6. International and Israeli Environmental Treaties, Richard Laster and Ehud Chosen, in Vital Signs-2003 (Frumkin Khenin and Eidelman eds) World Watch Institute 2004.
  7. Setting the Policy Agenda for the Future of the Dead Sea: Interim Report Eidelman and Cohen, eds.) The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, March 2004.

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Prof. Gideon Libson

Prof. Gideon Libson

Frieda and Solomon B. Rosenzweig Chair in Law
02-5882568
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Gideon Libson completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law at the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1980 he also completed doctorate studies magna cum laude. Libson joined the Faculty of Law in 1983, heading the Frieda and Shlomo B. Rosenzweig Chair. Over the years he has served in many academic functions, including director of the Faculty’s Institute for the Study of Jewish Law. Libson’s fields of research are Jewish law and Islamic law from a comparative perspective.His extensive writings have won him many awards, including the Herzog Prize for Jewish Law, the Warburg Prize, a Lady Davis scholarship, and the Goitein Prize for Geniza Studies. 

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Berachyahu Lifshitz

Prof. Berachyahu Lifshitz

Henry J. and Fannie Harkavy chair in comparative law
02-5882524
berachyahu.Lifshitz@mail.huji.ac.il

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Higher Education


1965-1970 Yeshivah, “Kerem B’Yavneh”
1970-1974 LL.B. (with distinction), Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
1974-1975 Clerkship, The Supreme Court of Israel (Judge I. Kister) and the District Attorney of Jerusalem (M. Kirsch)
1975 - Member of the Israeli Bar Association
1977 M.A. (with distinction), Talmud, The Hebrew University (Topic: Third Chapter of Tractate Ketubot [BT], Text and Exegsis. Supervisor: Prof. E. Sh. Rosenthal)
1979 Dr. Juris. (summa cum laude), Hebrew University. (Topic: One Does Not Receive Both the Death Penalty and Payment. (Supervisor: Prof. Menahem Elon).

Professional Activity

1971-1987 A member of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
1972-1979 Assistant teacher and Instructor, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
1979-1983 Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
1980-1981 Lecturer, the Department of Talmud, Hebrew University
1983-1988 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
1983-1984 Research Fellow, Harvard University
1984 Member of the Faculty Disciplinary Court, The Hebrew University
1986-2001 Member of the Acadmic commitee of the Institute for Research in J. Law
1989-1996 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University
1990-1996 Member of the Codification Committee, Ministry of Justice
1991-1993 Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University
1992-1996 Associate Professor, The College of Management
1994-1996 Dean, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University
1994 Member of the Committee on the Clerkship Problem in Israel
1995- The Harkavy Chair for Comparative Law
1994 - Member of the Academic Committee of The Jewish Law Association
1995-‏2001 Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law, The Hebrew University
1995-2001 Member of the Academic Committee of the Silbert Institute, The Hebrew University
1996 Full Professor, The Hebrew University
1996- Academic Committee of the Center for Teaching Jewish Culture in the Diaspora
1996-2000 President (Hon.), The Jewish Law Association
1996-2000 President, Disciplinary Court, The Hebrew University
1996-1998 Chairman of the Board of Directors, The College of Law, Ramat Gan
1996-1999 Chairman of the Central Admission Committee of the Hebrew University
1997- Member of the Hon. Presidency of the Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel
1997- 2007 Professor, College of Law, Ramat-Gan
1998- Member of the Committees of Scientific Literature and Jewish Stusies, The Bialik Institute, Jerusalem
1999- Member of the Curatorion, The Bialik Institute, Jerusalem
1999 - Memoriak Foundation for Jewish Culture
2000 - 2001 Sabbatical year, Penn U., The Center for Jewish Studies
2001-2004 Director, the Institute for Research in Jewish Law, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2001- Member of the Academic Council, Orot Israel College of Education
2001-2004 Person in charge of the prosecution of the academic staff, The Heb. U.
2002- Member of the Hight Committee of Appointments, The Hebrew University
2004- Member of the Senate, Hebrew University
2005- Member of Search Committee for Rector, Hebrew University
2005 - Member of the committee for the draft of a Constitution for the State of Israel, The Institute for Zionist Strategies, Jerusalem
2006 - 2007 Director, The Harry Sacher Institute
2007 - Professor, Sharei Mishpat College of Law
2007 - Member of the Accademic Committee of the World Congress of Jewish Studies
2007 - Member of the Committee of Appointments for tenure positions
2009 - Chairman of the Accademic Committee of The Harry Sacher Institue
2009 - Member of the Senate, Heb. U.
4.2011- Head, the Institute for Research in Jewish Law

Prizes

1973 The Webber Prize
1975 The Amitay Prize
1976 The Urbach Prize
1977 The Jacob Herzog Prize
1980 The Warburg Prize
1981 The Zilberg Prize
1983 The Shnarch Prize
1986 The Duchan Prize
1989 The Rosenthal Prize


Board of Editors

1971-1975 Mishpatim (1974-1976, Vice-Editor)
1979-1983 Deot
1982- Shenaton Ha Mishpat HaIvri (2001-2003 Editor-in-Chief; 2007-2009 Co-Editor)
1998- The Jewish Law Annual - Editor-in-Chief
2000-2004 Shanna be’ Shanna


PH.D. STUDENTS:

Dr. M. Vigoda
Dr. A.Radzyner
Dr. Y. Brand
Dr. Y. Cohen
Dr. Sh. Wosner
Dr. B. Cahana
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Y. Shapira
E. Zilberstein
Sh. Barash
B.Z. Grinberger
G. Edri
M. Dror


M.A. STUDENTS:

M. Vigoda; Sh. Wosner; Ch. Goldberg

 

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Prof. Uriel Procaccia

Prof. Uriel Procaccia

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Chair in Corporate Law
uriel.procaccia@huji.ac.il

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Uriel Procaccia was born in Tel Aviv in 1943. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law cum laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1968 received his license to practice law. He received his doctorate of law from Pennsylvania University in 1972 and at the same year 1972 joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 Procaccia was appointed to the Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Chair for Company and Securities Law. He specialized in the study of Corporate Law, the economic approach to law, and law and culture. In the years 1996-1999 Procaccia served as dean of the Faculty of Law. During his period in office, he initiated far-reaching changes in the curriculum, introducing a limited compulsory core with expanded possibilities for elective and specialist studies. Most of the law faculties at the other research universities in Israel later adopted this model.


Procaccia is a member of the Hebrew University’s Center for the Study of Rationalism and was awarded the Zeltner Prize for Life’s Work in 2010. Prof.

Procaccia has worked extensively to defend human rights and the rule of law in Israel, and has been active in several civil society organizations over the years.

 

 

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