Religion and State

Neta Barak Corren

Prof. Netta Barak-Corren

Director, Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity
Member, Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality
Room 210
02-5882562
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Prof. Netta Barak-Corren is a legal scholar and cognitive scientist, focusing on empirical and behavioral analysis of constitutional and public law, with a particular interest in conflicts of rights and the interaction between law and religion and law and social norms. 

Barak-Corren received her first degrees in Law in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University (Valedictorian and three-time recipient of the Albert Einstein and Rector awards). She then clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Hon. Dorit Beinish, and pursued doctoral studies at Harvard, graduating in 2016.

Currently, Barak-Corren is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity at the Hebrew University. She is also an elected member of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During 2020-2022 she is also a Nootbaar Religious Freedom Fellow at Pepperdine University School of Law. 

For more information on Barak-Corren's publications, public writing, research awards, and research grants, see here.

 

Education

S.J.D. Harvard Law School 2016

LL.M. Harvard Law School 2013

LL.B. and B.A. in Law and Cognitive Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2012

 

Representative Publications

Netta Barak-Corren, Religious Exemptions Increase Discrimination Towards Same-sex Couples: Evidence from Masterpiece Cakeshop, Journal of Legal Studies (2021)

Netta Barak-Corren, Regulating for Social Integration by Behavioral Design: An Evidence-Based Approach for Culturally Responsive Regulation, Regulation and Governance (2021)

Netta Barak-Corren, Taking Conflicting Rights Seriously, 65(2) Villanova Law Review 295 (2020)

Netta Barak-Corren & Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, What’s in a name? The asymmetric effects of identifiability on offenders and victims of sexual harassment. 16(4) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 955 (2019)

Netta Barak-Corren, Reexamining the evidence on Ultra-Orthodox attitudes and gender separation in academia. 49 Mishpatim—Hebrew U. Law Review (2019) [in Hebrew].

Netta Barak-Corren, Yuval Feldman, and Noam Gidron, The Provocative Effect of Law: Majority Nationalism and Minority Discrimination, 15(4) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2018). 

Netta Barak-Corren, Beyond dissent and compliance: Religious decision-makers and secular law, 6(2) Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 293-322 (2017).

Netta Barak-Corren, Does Antidiscrimination Law Influence Religious Behavior? An Empirical Examination, 67(4) Hastings Law Journal 957 (2016).

 

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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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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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Prof. Gideon Libson

Prof. Gideon Libson

Frieda and Solomon B. Rosenzweig Chair in Law
02-5882568

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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. 

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Frances Raday

Prof. Frances Raday

Elias Liberman Chair in Labor Law
02-5882570; 02-5340593

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Frances Raday graduated in law from the London School of Economics. She acquired a doctorate of law and continued on to become a full professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Raday has written numerous books and articles on the subject of human rights, labor law, religion and human rights, and feminist theory. Raday currently heads the Concord Institute for the Study of the Absorption of International Law in Israel at the College of Management Academic Studies. At the United Nations, Raday has been a Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council and was chair of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women; and is a former member of the Committee to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Raday has, in Israel, served as chairperson of the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Equal Opportunities in Work, and was the founding chairperson of the Legal Center of the Israel Women’s Network. She has represented numerous petitioners in groundbreaking Supreme Court cases in the fields of labor law; trade union freedoms; discrimination on grounds of sex; rights of asylum seekers; recruitment fees for migrant workers; and freedom of and from religion. She has been a co-petitioner or amicus in cases on abortion rights in the Supreme Courts of the UK and of Brazil; an has acted as expert witness in cases on employees’ patent rights in US courts. 

Prof. Raday has been awarded an Honorary Professorship at University College, London; and Doctor Honoris at the University of Copenhagen. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including the Cheshin Award for Academic Excellence; the Bar-Niv Prize for Labor Law, the Israel’s Bar Prize for Outstanding Attorneys, and an award from the Israel Women’s Network for exceptional contribution.

Raday's most recent book  is: Economic Woman - Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital, Routledge 2019

 

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Prof. Pinhas Shifman

Prof. Pinhas Shifman

Jacob I. Berman Chair in Law

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Pinhas Shifman was born in Jerusalem in 1944. He completed his bachelor’s degree studies at the Hebrew University in 1967 and completed a master’s degree in 1969. In the years 1966-1967 Shifman served as an intern for Moshe Silberg, deputy president of the Supreme Court. He completed his doctorate studies at the Faculty of Law in 1972 and was appointed a lecturer in 1973 and a professor in 1989. After retiring from teaching at the Faculty, Prof. Shifman served as president of the Academic Center for Law and Business in Ramat Gan. Shifman is among the founders of the civil theory of family law in Israel, both in relations between partners and in the field of parent-child relations, including artificial reproductive techniques. In 2006 Science Minister Haim Ramon appointed Shifman head of a committee to examine alimony law in Israel. Shifman has written books and articles on issues relating to family and inheritance law, Jewish law, and interreligious law. His works are frequently quoted in Supreme Court rulings and have exerted a profound influence over the development of case law in various areas, such as in civil partnership arrangements. In 2013 the organization Mavoi Satum awarded Shifman a certificate of appreciation for his work on behalf of women denied a Jewish religious divorce by their husbands.

 

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