Prof. Barak Medina

Prof. Barak Medina
Justice Haim H. Cohn Chair in Human Rights Law
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Professor Barak Medina holds the Justice Haim Cohen Chair in Human Rights at the faculty of law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has served as Dean of the Law Faculty (2009-2012), and since October 2017 he serves as the Rector (Provost) of the Hebrew University. He is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University (LLB, BA and MA in economics), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the Hebrew University (PhD in economics), and served as a Visiting Professor at the Law Schools of Columbia University in New-York and University of California Berkeley.

Professor Medina’s research interests include constitutional law, and economic analysis of law. His scholarship includes research on theoretical, comparative and positive aspects of the right to equality, freedom of speech, judicial review, constitutionalism, and more. Professor Medina authored seven books. Among his books: the latest editions of the most authoritative book on Israeli constitutional law (with Amnon Rubinstein), and a book titled Law, Economics, and Morality (with Eyal Zamir), on incorporating deontological threshold to economic analysis of law. His most recent book is a 1,000-page volume on Human Rights Law in Israel. His latest article (published at TAU Law Review) discusses the question, does Israel have a Constitution?

 

Education

1991 Tel-Aviv University Law LL.B. (Cum Laude) 

1991 Tel-Aviv University Economics B.A. (Cum Laude) 

1992 Tel-Aviv University Economics M.A. (Cum Laude) (supervisor: Alex Cukierman)

1996 Harvard University Law LL.M. (supervisor: Louis Kaplow)

1999 Hebrew University Economics Ph.D. (supervisor: Joram Mayshar and Uriel Procaccia)

 

Representative publications

Amnon Rubinstein and Barak Medina, THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL: INSTITUTIONS (6th edition, 2005) [Hebrew]

Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina, LAW, ECONOMICS, AND MORALITY (Oxford University Press, 2010) 

Barak Medina, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW IN ISRAEL (2016) [Hebrew]

Barak Medina, Economic Analysis of Public Law, in LAW AND ECONOMICS (Uriel Procaccia ed., Sacher Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012). [Hebrew]