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.