Civil Law

Prof. Ruth Gavison

Prof. Ruth Gavison

Professor Emerita of Human Rights

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Ruth Gavison was born in Jerusalem in 1945. She completed her bachelor’s degree in law cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After interning at the Supreme Court with Justice Benjamin Halevy, she received her license to practice law and began to study for a master’s degree in law at the Hebrew University, while also undertaking undergraduate studies in economics and philosophy. In 1971 she began doctorate studies in the philosophy of law at Oxford University, under the supervision of the British scholar H.L.A. Hart. Her doctorate research examined the legal protection of privacy. In 1974 Gavison joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, heading the H. Cohen Chair of Human Rights. Her studies examine issues touching on the relationship between law and morality; issues of religion and state; the nature of law and the relationship between law and the role of the judge; and diverse issues from the field of public law. Gavison is a leading scholar in the field of law and society and a pioneer in the struggle for civil rights in Israel. She was one of the founders of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and served as the association’s chairperson and president. Gavison has received numerous prizes over her many years of legal work, including the Zeltner Prize for Legal Research, the Avi Chai Prize (for her work on the new social covenant between observant and non-observant Jews in Israel), a prize from the Movement for
Tolerance, an Emet (Art-Science-Culture) prize in the legal and social sciences category, and the Israel Prize for Legal Research (2011).

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Prof. Israel Gilad

Prof. Israel Gilead

Bora Laskin Chair of Law
02-5882526

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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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Michael Karayanni

Prof. Michael Karayanni

The Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law
Room 231
02-5882542

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Education

LL.B Bar-Ilan University, 1990
LL.M George Washington University, 1994
LL.D Hebrew University, 2000
S.J.D University of Pennsylvania, 2003

 

Representative Publications

Books:

Karayanni, Michael, (2020), A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Karayanni, Michael, (2014), Conflicts in a Conflict: A Conflict of Laws Study on Israel and the Palestinian Territories (Oxford University Press, New York, 2014);

Karayanni, Michael, (2004). Forum Non Conveniens in the Modern Age: A Comparative and Methodological Analysis of Anglo-American Law (Transnational Publishers, Ardsley, New York, 2004);

 

Articles:

Karayanni, Michael, (forthcoming, 2021) The Private International Law of Class Actions: A Functional ApproachRecueil des Cours (The Hague Academy of International Law, forthcoming 2021)

Karayanni, Michael, (2018) Multiculturalism as Covering: On the Accommodation of Minority Religions in Israel,  66 American Journal of Comparative Law 831 (2018);

Karayanni, Michael (2016). Groups in Context: An Ontology of a Muslim Headscarf in a Nazareth Catholic School and a Sephardic Ultra-Orthodox Student in Immanuel, 41 Law & Social Inquiry 973 (2016);

Karayanni, Michael (2016). Tainted Liberalism: Israel’s Palestinian-Arab Millets, 23 Constellations 71 (2016);

Karayanni, Michael, Access to Justice Ascends to International Civil Litigation: The Case of Palestinian Plaintiffs before Israeli Courts, 33 Civil Justice Quarterly 41 (2014);

Karayanni, Michael,Two Concepts of Group Rights for the Palestinian-Arab Minority under Israel's Constitutional Definition as a 'Jewish and Democratic' State, 10 I.Con. International Journal of Constitutional Law 304 (2012);

Karayanni, Michael, The Case for a State Forum Non Conveniens Standard, 90 Texas L. Rev. See Also 223 (2012);

Karayanni, Michael, In the Best Interests of the Group, The Religious Matching Requirement under Israeli Adoption Law, 3 Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law 1 (2010);

Karayanni, Michael, Choice of Law under Occupation: How Israeli Law Came to Serve Palestinian Plaintiffs, 5 Journal of Private International Law 1 (2009);

Karayanni, Michael, Adjudicating Culture, 47 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 371 (2009);

Karayanni, Michael,The Quest for Creative Jurisdiction:The Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine of Israeli Courts towards the Palestinian Territories, 29 Michigan Journal of International Law 665 (2008);

Karayanni, MichaelNe me parlez plus du multiculturalisme! Despropriétés du multiculturalisme et de la minorité arabo-palestinienne en Israël, 215 Diogène 38 (2006) (Presses Universitaires de France) (French);

 

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Ayelet tapiro-gordon

Ayelet Tapiro-Gordon

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Ayelet Tapiero holds a BA in Law from the Hebrew University (cum laude).

During her undergraduate studies, Ayelet was a member of the Hebrew University team which participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, representing the faculty at the Washington DC International Competition, and was awarded the Fritz Overlander Award for Outstanding Students in Public International Law. After her studies, Ayelet interned with Dr. Yaacov Weinroth in the field of litigation.

Ayelet worked as a research assistant to Prof. Yuval Shani doing research relevant to his membership in the UN Human Rights Committee.

Ayelet served as an academic advisor to the International Master's Degree Programs at the Law Faculty at Hebrew University. 

Ayelet is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law since 2016.

Ayelet’s doctoral dissertation is titled Regulating the Sharing Economy. Prof. Eyal Zamir is her doctoral advisor.

 

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