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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