Uriel Procaccia was born in Tel Aviv in 1943. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law cum laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1968 received his license to practice law. He received his doctorate of law from Pennsylvania University in 1972 and at the same year 1972 joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 Procaccia was appointed to the Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Chair for Company and Securities Law. He specialized in the study of Corporate Law, the economic approach to law, and law and culture. In the years 1996-1999 Procaccia served as dean of the Faculty of Law. During his period in office, he initiated far-reaching changes in the curriculum, introducing a limited compulsory core with expanded possibilities for elective and specialist studies. Most of the law faculties at the other research universities in Israel later adopted this model.
Procaccia is a member of the Hebrew University’s Center for the Study of Rationalism and was awarded the Zeltner Prize for Life’s Work in 2010. Prof.
Procaccia has worked extensively to defend human rights and the rule of law in Israel, and has been active in several civil society organizations over the years.
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