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Prof. Gad Tadeschi

Prof. Gad Tadeschi

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Gad Tedeschi was born in Rovigo, Italy in 1907. He studied law at the University of Rome, receiving his doctorate in 1928. I the years 1930-1936 he served as a lecturer of law at various Italian universities. In 1936 he was appointed professor of civil law at the University of Sienna. In 1939 he was dismissed from his post at the university following the adoption of race laws in Italy and he immigrated to Israel. He went on to devote himself to the study of domestic civil law – firstly the law of Mandate Palestine and later that of the State of Israel. In 1941 he became a member of the faculty of the Hebrew University, and in 1949 he was appointed professor at the Faculty of Law, which was founded in the same year. In Italy he had already gained a name for himself thanks to his studies in the field of law, and his books were published in numerous editions. Tedeschi’s articles and ideas shaped Israeli private law. He was the leading spirit behind the Interpretation of Contract Law and the Interpretation of Damages Law and he contributed significantly to the process of civil codification. In 1954 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Law, and in 1961 he was selected as a member of the Israel National Academy of the Sciences. He later declined an offer from the justice minister to serve as a Supreme Court. In a letter to the minister, he explained that he preferred to devote all his time to the teaching and study of law. Prof. Tedeschi passed away in 1992. 


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Doron Teichman

Prof. Doron Teichman

Jacob I. Berman Chair in Law
Room 215
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Prof. Doron Teichman is the Jacob I. Berman Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. Prof. Teichman’s research interests include economic and behavioral analysis of law, empirical legal studies, and criminal law. He authored numerous articles in these areas, which were published in leading journals such as Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Law and Society Review. His latest book, Behavioral Law and Economics (with Eyal Zamir, 2018), was published by Oxford University Press.

Prof. Teichman has been awarded numerous fellowships and prizes. Some of these include: the Fulbright Fellowship (2001–2003); the Olin Fellowship at the University of Michigan (2001–2003), The Inaugural Post Graduate Fellowship at The Center for Law Business and Economics at The University of Texas Law School (2005); and the Heshin Award for Excellence in Legal Research (2013). Prof. Teichman has also won numerous competitive research grants. He received two personal grants from the Israel Science Foundation (2012–2014; 2020–2023) and was a founding member of the Center for Empirical Studies of Decision-Making and the Law funded by the I-Core program. 

Professor Teichman has served as a visiting professor at several leading law schools such as: Columbia University, University of Zürich, Tulane University and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. He has also presented his work in numerous conferences and workshops, including the annual meetings of the American Law and Economics Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and the European Association of Law and Economics. 



S.J.D. The University of Michigan, 2005. 

LL.M., The University of Michigan, 2002.

LL.B., Tel–Aviv University, 2000 (magna cum laude).

B.A. (economics), Tel–Aviv University, 2000 (magna cum laude).


Representative publications

Doron Teichman, The Market for Criminal Justice: Federalism, Crime Control, and Jurisdictional Competition, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 1831 (2005).

Doron Teichman, Are All Legal Probabilities Created Equal?, 84 NYU. L. Rev 840 (2009) (with Yuval Feldman).

Doron Teichman, Old Habits are Hard to Change: A Case Study of Israeli Real Estate Contracts, 44 L. & Soc. Rev. 299 (2010).

Doron Teichman, Criminal Sanctions in The Defense of the Innocent, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 597 (2012) (with Ehud Guttel).

Doron Teichman, Anchoring Legal Standards, 13 J. Emp. L. Stud. 298 (2016) (with Yuval Feldman and Amos Schurr).


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Ruti  Teitel

Prof. Ruti Teitel

Transitional Justice Colloquium: Contemporary Issues/ Israel-Palestine
The International Criminal Court and Transitional Justice: Tensions and Dilemmas

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An internationally recognized authority on international law, international human rights, transitional justice, and comparative constitutional law, Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School. She is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Affiliated Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Her path-breaking book, Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000), examines the 20th century transitions to democracy in many countries. Born in Argentina, Professor Teitel’s interest in the topic grew out of the dilemmas confronting that society in the transition out of junta rule. Her book explores the recurring question of how new regimes should respond to past repression, contending that the law can play a profound role in periods of radical change in advancing a new sense of legitimacy.  In 2012, she published Humanity’s Law (OUP, 2012) setting out a paradigm shift in international affairs. Her latest book is Globalizing Transitional Justice (OUP 2014) which explores the last decade in the evolution of the field.

Her extensive body of scholarly writing on comparative law, human rights, and constitutionalism is published in many law reviews, including “Does Humanity Law Require (or Imply) A Progressive Theory of History? (And Other Questions for Martti Koskenniemi)” (Howse Rob co-author), “Rethinking Jus Post Bellum in an Age of Global Transitional Justice:  Engaging with Michael Walzer and Larry May,” “Beth Simmons’s Mobilizing for Human Rights:  A ‘Beyond Compliance’ Perspective,” (co-authored with R. Howse), “Posner’s Missing Concept of Law," (coauthored with R. Howse), "Beyond Compliance: Rethinking Why International Law Really Matters," (coauthored with R. Howse), “The Law and Politics of Contemporary Transitional Justice” and “Humanity’s Law: Rule of Law for the New Global Politics,” both in the Cornell International Law Journal, as well as “Comparative Constitutionalism in a Global Age” in the Harvard Law Review. She has contributed dozens of book chapters to published volumes relating to law and politics, including “Transitional Justice and the Transformation of Constitutionalism,” in the Comparative Constitutional Law Handbook (ed. Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg, Edward Elgar 2011 ); “Global Justice, Poverty and the International Economic Order,” in The Philosophy of International Law (Samantha Besson and John Tasioulas, eds., Oxford University Press 2010) (coauthored with Rob Howse) ; “The Transitional Apology” in Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation (Stanford University Press, 2006), “Transitional Rule of Law” in Rethinking the Rule of Law After Communism (CEU Press, 2005), “Empire’s Law: Foreign Relations by Presidential Fiat,” in Sept. 11 In History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003), and “Transitional Justice as Liberal Narrative” in Transnational Legal Processes: Globalisation and Power Disparities (Butterworths 2002). She also writes on human rights issues for a broader audience, having published in The New York Times, Legal Affairs, Findlaw.com and Project Syndicate. She serves on the Board of Editors of Oxford’s International Journal of Transitional Justice, of the Journal, Humanity as well the Editorial Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.

A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Professor Teitel received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and has been a Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She has taught at Yale, Fordham and Tel Aviv Law Schools, as well as Columbia University’s Politics Dept and its School of International and Public Affairs. 

She is founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the ILA International Human Rights Law Committee.  Prof. Teitel is also on the Board of the London Review of International Law.  Last year, she was a Straus Fellow-in-Residence at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013).

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Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg

Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg

Judge Harry M. Fisher Professor of Private International and Inter-Religious Law
Room 122
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Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg was born in Scotland and grew up in England and Jerusalem. She obtained an Ll.B. degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an S.J.D. degree at Harvard Law School. She clerked at the State Attorney’s Office and at the Israeli Supreme Court, for Justice Aharon Barak, before becoming a member of the Israeli Bar Association. She is a Full Professor at the Hebrew University Law School where she holds the Judge Harry M. Fisher Chair in Private International and Inter-Religious Law. Her primary area of research and teaching is Private International Law in which she has published extensively, including a comprehensive book in Hebrew that has become a standard work in Israel. She has also taught Comparative Law, International Transactions, and Admiralty Law. Professor Fassberg has held many senior academic and administrative positions at the Hebrew University, among which are Director of the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, member of the University Board of Management, and chairperson of the committee charged with drafting the Hebrew University Code of Conduct in Research and its Conflict of Interest Code. Beyond the confines of the University she participates in preparatory work on legislation and international conventions in her areas of expertise, has served on the public council for approving experiments with animals, on Helsinki committees approving medical experiments involving humans, and on hospital and Health Ministry medical ethics committees. Professor Fassberg has been a Visiting Scholar at the law schools of Harvard, Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and at UNIDROIT in Rome. She is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law and Vice-President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists.  In 2016 she was awarded the Justice Shneor Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law.



Ll.B. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

S.J.D. Harvard Law School


Representative Publications in English

Private International Law (2 vols. 2013, in Hebrew)

"Form and Formalism: A Case Study", 31 Am.J.Comp.L.627(1983)

 "The Forum: Its Role and Significance in Choice-of-Law", 84 Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft 1 (1985);

"Choice-of-Law Models: The Internal Interreligious Context", 2 Mélanges Vander Elst 885 (Brussels, 1986)

 "Coherence and Continuity: A Study in Comparative Codification", 22 Is.L.R. 184 (1987)

 "Product Liability and the Conflict of Laws: Theory and Practice", 9 Tel Aviv University Studies in Law 205 (1989)

"The Intertemporal Problem Reconsidered: Israeli Matrimonial Property"  39 Int. & Comp. L.Q. 856 (1990)

"Rule and Reason in the Common Law of Foreign Judgments" 12 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 193 (1999)

"On Time and Place in Choice-of-Law for Property", 51 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 385 (2002) 

"Language and Style in a Mixed Legal System", 78 Tulane Law Review (2003)

"Lex Mercatoria: Hoist with its own Petard?", 5 Chicago International Law Journal  67 (2004)

"Conflict of Laws: United States Law", Encyclopedia of Legal History (ed. Lawrence Friedman et al.) (OUP)(2009)

"Realism and Revolution in Conflict of Laws: In with a Bang and Out with a Whimper" 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review  1919 (2015).


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Prof. David Weisburd

Prof. David Weisburd

Institute of Criminology
Walter E. Meyer chair in law and criminal justice
02-5882507; 02-5883291

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David Weisburd is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the Institute of Criminology.  He also holds an appointment as Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University . Professor Weisburd is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is the honorary president of the Israeli Society of Criminology, a member of the Steering Committee of the Campbell Crime and Justice Group, the Stockholm Prize Committee, and the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology.  He is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and was the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Proactive Policing. Professor Weisburd is one of the leading international researchers in crime and justice. He is author or editor of more than thirty books and more than 200 scientific articles that cover a wide range of criminology and criminal justice research topics, including crime at place, violent crime, white collar crime, policing, illicit markets, terrorism, criminal justice statistics and social deviance. Professor Weisburd was the founding Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and served as the General Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  He has received many awards for his contributions to criminology and crime prevention.  These include: the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (2010); the Klachky Family Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science (2011); the Jerry Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Experimental Criminology (Division of Experimental Criminology, ASC, 2014), the Robert Boruch Award for distinctive contributions to research that influences public policy of the Campbell Collaboration (2014); the Sutherland Award for "outstanding contributions to the discipline of criminology" (ASC, 2014); the Mentoring Award for “excellence in mentorship in the discipline of Criminology and Criminal Justice” (ASC, 2016); and the August Vollmer Award for contributions to the prevention of crime (ASC, 2017). In 2015 Weisburd received the the Israel Prize, generally regarded as the State of Israel's highest civilian honor.  In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Criminology from the Israeli Society of Criminology. 



Ph.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1985

M.Phil. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1980

M.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) December 1978

B.A. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (Sociology, Magna Cum Laude) May 1976


Representative Publications 

Weisburd, D. & Factor, R. (2019). Applied statistics for social science and law (In Hebrew).  Machon Sacher.

Weisburd, D., White, C., Wire, S. & Wilson, D. (2021) Enhancing informal social controls to reduce crime: Evidence from a study of crime hot spots. Prevention Science 22 (4):509-522. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01194-4

Braga, A. & Weisburd, D. Does hot spots policing have meaningful impacts on crime?  Findings from an alternative approach to estimating effect sizes from place-based program evaluations. (OnLine)  Journal of Quantitative Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-020-09481-7

Weisburd, D., Hasisi, B., Litmanovitz, Y., Carmel, T., & Tshuva, S. (2020). Institutionalizing problem-oriented policing: An evaluation of the EMUN reform in Israel. Criminology and Public Policy, 19, 941–964. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12516 

Weisburd, D., White C. & Wooditch, A. (2020).  “Does collective efficacy matter at the micro geographic level?: Findings from a study of street segments. British Journal of Criminology, 60(4), 873–891. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa007

Weisburd, D., Gill, C., Wooditch, A, Baritt, W., & Murphy, J. (2021). Building collective action at crime hot spots: Findings from a randomized field experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology 17:161-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-019-09401-1

Weisburd, David, Breanne Cave, Matt Nelson, Clair White, Amelia Haviland, Justin Ready, Brian Lawton, Kathleen Sikkema. (2018)  Mean Streets and Mental Health: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots. American Journal of Community Psychology 61:285-295.

Weisburd, David, and Malay K. Majmundar 2018 (Editors).  Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.

Weisburd, David, Anthony Braga, Elizabeth Groff, and Alese Wooditch.  (2017) Can Hot Spots Policing Reduce Crime in Urban Areas? An Agent-Based Simulation.Criminology 55 (1):137-173.

Weisburd, David, Badi Hasisi, Efrat Shoham, Gali Aviv, and Noam Haviv.  (2017). Reinforcing the Impacts of Work Release on Prisoner Recidivism: The Importance of Integrative Interventions.  Journal of Experimental Criminology Volume 13 (2): 241–264

Weisburd, David et al.  (2016). Place Matters: Criminology for the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Weisburd, David. (2016).  Does hot spots policing inevitably lead to unfair and abusive police practices, or can we maximize both fairness and effectiveness in the new proactive policing?  The University of Chicago Legal Forum. 2016 U. Chi. Legal F. 661.

Weisburd, David, Alese Wooditch, Sarit Weisburd and SueMing Yang. (2015). Do Stop, Question, and Frisk Practices Deter Crime: Evidence at Micro-units of Space and Time. Criminology and Public Policy 15:31-56.

Weisburd, David.  (2015). The Law of Crime Concentration and the Criminology of Place. Criminology 53(2), 133-157.

Weisburd, David, Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang. (2012). The Criminology of Place: Street Segments And Our Understanding of the Crime Problem.  Oxford: Oxford University Press


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Prof. Joshua Weissman

Prof. Joshua Weissman

Mary and Charles D. Stinover Chair in Tax Law and Property Law

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Joshua Weissman was born in Jerusalem in 1931. After completing his military service he began to study for a master’s degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduating cum laude in 1954. He went on to work as teaching assistant to Prof. Avigdor Levontin while also working at a law firm. After completing his first year of doctorate studies at the University of London, Weisman was invited to return to Israel to teach Property Law at the Tel Aviv annex of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law (which later became the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University). Weisman completed his doctorate studies in 1963 at the Faculty of Law in Jerusalem and then joined the Faculty as a lecturer. In the years 1981-1984 he served as dean of the Faculty of Law. Weisman was one of the first lecturers on Property Law in Israel to engage in research into Israeli legislation in this field, including the Land Law, 5729-1969, in whose enactment Weisman was himself involved. He also specializes in Copyright Law and initiated the establishment of the Israel Copyright Association, the Israeli branch of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI). Over the years Weisman has headed professional committees in the Ministry of Justice and served as a member of the Private Law Codification Committee. He has published dozens of books and articles in Hebrew, English, an French. In 2001 Weisman was awarded the Israel Prize for Legal Research, and in 2007 he received the title of Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem.


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Reuven Yaron

Prof. Reuven Yaron

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Reuven Yaron was born in 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He studied in the first class at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University and wrote his doctorate thesis at the University of Oxford. In 1957 he joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in 1968 he was appointed a professor. In the years 1967-1971 Yaron served as dean of the Faculty of Law. During this period the Faculty moved into the renovated campus on Mt. Scopus, becoming  the first faculty at the university to return to the institution’s original buildings. Yaron specialized in the study of the history of law in ancient times and taught Roman and ancient Far Eastern law. In addition to his research activities, Yaron filled various public positions, including director of the National and University Library at Givat Ram, chairperson of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, and state archivist. Prof. Yaron passed away in 2014.


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Prof. Aharon Yuren

Prof. Aaron Yoran

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Prof. Aaron Yoran, an alumni of the Faculty of Law and the Department of Economics at the Hebrew University Summa Cum Laude from 1965, continued for graduate studies at Columbia University and Harvard University.

In 1971, Prof. Yoran joined the teaching faculty at the Faculty of Law as an expert on tax and business law, and published many books and articles on tax, companies, securities and banking. Among his functions at the Faculty, Prof. . Yoran served as the head of the Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law.


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