Steve Goldstein was born in Philadelphia, where he acquired an education and gained extensive legal experience. In 1976 he left a promising legal career in order to immigrate to Israel. He joined the Faculty of Law and specialized in civil law proceedings and comparative law. His writing exposed fascinating issues relating to the basic principles of government and law, key issues in the field of legal proceedings, judicial authority, structural problems in the courts, the functioning of the appeals court, the roles of the judge and attorney, the status of foreign states as litigants in the Israeli courts, and class action suits. Goldstein served as director of the Harry and Michael Sacker Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, edited the Israel Law Review, and served as dean of the Faculty from 1987 to 1990. Prof. Goldstein passed away in 2009.
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