Private International and Inter-Religious Law

Dr. Sharon Shakargy

Dr. Sharon Shakargy

Associate Professor
Room 233
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Dr. Sharon Shakargy is an associate professor (senior lecturer) at the law faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Private International and Interreligious Law (Conflict of Laws), Family Law and Comparative Law. In her work, she studies the legal manifestations of identity and how they have changed over time. Her research focuses on questions such as the cross-border regulation of marriage and divorce, the regulation of alternative spousal relationships, the recognition of non-romantic relationships, surrogacy agreements, and the cross-border protection of people with disabilities. Some of her recent works were published in journals such as the Journal of Private International Law, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the International Journal of Policy, Law and the Family. 

Prior to joining the Hebrew University, Sharon served as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, a Fulbright Scholar and Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, and an academic visitor at the University of Oxford.

Sharon is the co-founder and Manager of the Israeli Family Law Forum, which is composed of legal academics, judges  and practitioners, as well as several researchers from other relevant fields. She has also served as a public representative in the ethics committee of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israeli Bar. 



LL.D. Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2013)

LL.M., magna cum laude, Hebrew University, Faculty of Law (2007)

LL.B., Hebrew University, double major in law and humanities, Faculty  of Law and "Amirim" interdisciplinary honours program in liberal arts (2005)


Representative publications


Sharon Shakargy, Choice of Law in Matters of Marriage and Divorce in the Light of Changes in Substantive law(Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, 2015( ]Hebrew]

Chapters in Collections

Sharon Shakargy, La réglentation israélienne de le gestation pour autrui: Ça nous tient à cœur (mais seulement chez nous), in Véronique Boillet, Marta Roca I Escoda and Estelle Du Luze eds., La Gestation Pour Autrui: Approches Juridiques Internationales, 109-124 (Anthemis, 2018)

Sharon Shakargy, Israel, in Paul Beaumont and Katarina Trimmings eds., International Surrogacy Agreements: Legal Regulation at the National Level, 231-246 (Hart Publishing, 2013)


Sharon Shakargy, Whose Law is it Anyway? The Case of Matrimonial Property in Israel 23 Theoretical Inquiries of the Law (forthcoming 2022)

Sharon Shakargy, Family Shall Be Redeemed with Judgment? Family, Law and Family Law, 34 Bar-Ilan Law Review (forthcoming 2022) [Hebrew]

Miri Gur-Arye and Sharon Shakargy, Solidarity, Cultural Autonomy and Covid-19: The Case of the Ultra-Orthodox Sects in Israel, The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (forthcoming 2022)

Sharon Shakargy, Plus One: Who Defines One’s Significant Other? International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (forthcoming 2021)

Sharon Shakargy, The Outlawed Family: How Relevant is the Law in Family Litigation? 47 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 568-605 (2021)

Sharon Shakargy, Erroneous Correction 33 Bar-Ilan Law Review, 413-433 (2021) [Hebrew]

Sharon Shakargy, You Name it: On the Cross-Border Regulation of Names, 68 American Journal of Comparative Law 647-688 (2020) 

Sharon Shakargy, Choice of law for Surrogacy Agreements: In the in-Between of Status and Contract 16 Journal of Private International Law, 138-162 (2020) 

Sharon Shakargy, Public and Private Family Accords and the Globalized Modern World: A Comment on Daphna Hacker’s Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization 20 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, 34-47 (2019) [book review] 

Sharon Shakargy, Family, Contracts, Autonomy and Choice: On the Regulation of Families Through Contracts: A Comment on Dagan And Heller’s Choice Theory of Contracts 20 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, 90-103 (2019) [book review] 

Sharon Shakargy, What Do You Do When They Don’t Say ‘I Do’? Cross-Border Regulation for Alternative Spousal Relationships, 47 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 427-469 (2015) 

Sharon Shakargy, Marriage by the State or Married to the State? On Choice of Law for Marriage and Divorce, 9 Journal of Private International Law 499-533 (2013)


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