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Guy Harpaz

Prof. Guy Harpaz

University's Dean of Students
Lecturer, Law Faculty and Department of International Relations.
Arnold Brecht chair in European law
Room 112

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1990-1993: Faculty of Law, University of Leeds, England, LL.B. with EC Law (First Class Honours – top 1%), received July 1993. Within the framework of the above LL.B. degree - KU Leuven, Belgium, Erasmus Exchange Programme, 1991-1992 (First Class Honours – top 5%);

1993-1994: Faculty of Law and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, England, LL.M. in Commercial Law (First Class Honours – top 7%), received July 1994; 

1998-2002: Faculty of Law and St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in Law (The EC Anti-Dumping Policy: Turning a Blind Eye to Competition Policy Considerations?), approved June 2003, supervisors - Daniel Bethlehem, Q.C, Eleanor Sharpston, Q.C., University of Cambridge.   


Representative publications

G. Harpaz (2006), 'The Israeli Supreme Court in Search of Universal Legitimacy' 65(1) Cambridge Law Journal 7;

G. Harpaz (2009), 'The European Court of Justice and its Relations with the European Court of Human Rights: the Quest for Enhanced Reliance, Coherence and Legitimacy', 46/1 Common Market Law Review, 105; 

G. Harpaz (2009), 'Judicial Review by The European Court of Justice of UN "Smart Sanctions" Against Terror in the Kadi Dispute', 14/1 European Foreign Affairs Review, 65;

G. Harpaz and A. Shamis (2010), 'Normative Europe and the State of Israel: An Illegitimate Eurotopia?', 48/3 Journal of Common Market Studies, 579-616; 

G. Harpaz (2011), 'The Role of Dialogue in Reflecting and Constituting International Relations: The Causes and Consequences of a Deficient European-Israeli Dialogue', 37/4 Review of International Studies 1857;

G. Harpaz (2015), ‘The EU Funding of Israeli Non-Governmental Human Rights Organisations: When EU External Governance Meets a Domestic Counter-Strategy’, 20/2 European Foreign Affairs Review;

G. Harpaz and Yuval Shany (2010), 'The Israel Supreme Court and the Incremental Expansion of the Scope of Discretion under Belligerent Occupation Law', 43/3 Israel Law Review 514.


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Badi Hasisi

Prof. Badi Hasisi

The Institute of Criminology Faculty of Law, Director

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2006-2007:  Post-Doctoral studies, School of Criminal Justice, SUNY Albany

2000- 2005: PhD in Sociology & Anthropology, University of Haifa

1996-2000:  MA in Sociology & Anthropology, University of Haifa (Cum Laude).

1993-1996:  BA in Sociology & Anthropology and History of the Middle East, University of Haifa


Representative publications

Hasisi Badi, Geoffrey Alpert and Dan Flynn. (2009). "The Impacts of Policing Terrorism on Society: Lessons from Israel and the U.S.", In D. Weisburd, T. Feucht, I. Hakimi, M. Lois and S. Perry, (Eds.), To protect and to serve: Policing in the years of terrorism, and beyond. New York: Springer: 177-202.

Hasisi Badi & David Weisburd. (2011). "Going Beyond Ascribed Identities: The Importance of Procedural Justice in Airport Security Screening in Israel", Law and Society Review, 45 (4): 867- 892.

Hasisi, Badi, Weisburd, David, Shoham, Efrat, Noam Haviv & Anat Zelig (2017) “The Rock of Sisyphus”: Treatment of Addicted Inmates and Recidivisim in Israel", Megamot  52 (2): 259-300

Simon Perry, Badi Hasisi & Gali Perry (2017) "Who is the lone terrorist? A study of run-over attackers in Israel and the West Bank", Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1348101

Hasisi, Badi. (2008). "Police, Politics and Culture in a Deeply Divided Society", The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 98 (3): 1119-1146.

Hasisi Badi and Weitzer Ronald. (2007). "Police relations with Arabs and Jews in Israel", British Journal of Criminology, 47: 728-745.

Badi Hasisi & Deborah Bernstein, (2016) "Multiple Voices and the Force of Custom on Punishment: Trial of `Family Honor Killings` in Mandate Palestine", Law and History Review. 34 (1): 115-154


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Prof. Eliyahu Hernon

Prof. Eliyahu Hernon

Sylvan M. Cohen Chair in Law

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Eliyahu Heron was born in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi), Romania and immigrated to Israel as a child. He acquired his legal education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he completed a master’s degree and a doctorate. He was appointed a lecturer at the Faculty in 1963 and headed the Sylvan M. Cohen Chair of Laws of Evidence and Criminal Procedure. After teaching civil law proceedings for a year, he chose to concentrate on the law of evidence and criminal law procedure – fields that have remained his focus of interest throughout his years as a teacher at the Faculty. Prof. Hernon served as a member of the criminal law proceedings committees headed by Justice Eliahu Matza and President Miriam Naor. His research in these fields has left a profound mark, leading to a far-reaching revolution in terms of the right to representation and other aspects of criminal justice in Israel. 


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Yair H

Adv. Yair Hershkovitz

The Innocence Clinic

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Yair Hershkovitz received his LLB from Sha'arei Mishpat College (2007) and an LLM from Bar-Ilan University (2013). He is a member of the Bar since 2008.

From 2008 to 2012 he worked as an attorney at the State Attorney's Office (Central District, Criminal).

From 2012 to 2015 he worked as an independent attorney practicing criminal law.

From 2015 to 2016 he worked as a Principal (Criminal Law) at the Supervisory Commission on Prosecutors and State Attorneys.

Yair joined the Clinical Legal Centre in 2016 and is leading the Innocence Clinic.

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Ori Herstein

Prof. Ori Herstein

Room 225
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Professor Ori Herstein joined the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University in 2014. He teaches and writes primarily on tort law, private law theory, and on various matters of legal and moral philosophy.  Professor Herstein obtained his doctoral and master’s degrees from Columbia University Law School and his law degree and undergraduate philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University. While at Columbia, he wrote his doctoral dissertation under Professor Joseph Raz.  Professor Herstein is also a member of staff at King's College London's School of Law (as of 2012) and has held visiting and fixed term appointments at Harvard University Law School, Cornell University Law School, Columbia University Law School, and Peking University School of Transnational Law.  Currently, Professor Herstein is the director of the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law at the Hebrew University and an associate editor for the journal Law and Philosophy. Formerlyhe was co-editor of the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2016-2020) and the co-convener of King’s Legal Philosophy Workshop (2012-2019). Prior to entering academia, Professor Herstein spent two years in private practice as a litigation associate at the NYC offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as well as clerked on the Tel Aviv Circuit Court under Judge Drora Pilpel. Professor Herstein has been admitted to the New York Bar and the Israel Bar.



J.S.D. - Doctor of the Science of Law 
Columbia University Law School, 2008 
Dissertation Supervisor: Professor Joseph Raz  
LL.M. - Master of Laws 
Columbia University Law School, 2004 
LL.B. - Bachelor of Laws 
Tel Aviv University, 2001
Honors: magna cum laude
Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy
Tel Aviv University 2001
Graduate Studies in Philosophy
Tel Aviv University 2001-2003 


Representative publications

Justifying Standing, 20 (7) Philosophers’ Imprint, 1-18 (2020).  

Understanding Standing: Permission to Deflect Reasons, 174 (12) Philosophical Studies, 3109-3132 (2017).

How Tort Law Empowers, 65(1) University of Toronto Law Journal, 99-132 (2015).

A Legal Right to Do Legal Wrong, 34(1) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 21-45 (2014).

Defending the Right to Do Wrong, 31(3) Law and Philosophy, 343-365 (2012).

A Normative Theory of the Clean Hands Defense, 17(3) Legal Theory, 171-208 (2011).  


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Moshe Hirsch

Prof. Moshe Hirsch

Maria Von Hofmannsthal Chair in International Law
Room 234
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Moshe Hirsch is the Von Hofmannsthal Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Co-director of the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University Law Faculty. A significant part of his publications involves theoretical and interdisciplinary research that draws, inter alia, on sociological theories, cognitive studies, political economy, game theory, and international relations theory. His recent publications include 'Invitation to the Sociology of International Law' (OUP, 2015); 'Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law' (2018, co-edited with Andrew Lang); "Cognitive Sociology, Social Cognition and Coping with Racial Discrimination in International Law", EJIL (2019); "Social Movements, Reframing Investment Relations, and Enhancing the Application of Human Rights Norms in International Investment Law", Leiden Journal of International Law (2020), "The Role of International Tribunals in the Development of Historical Narratives" (Journal of History of International Law, 2018), and "Explaining Compliance and Non-Compliance with ICSID Awards: a Multiple Theoretical Approach" (Journal of International Economic Law, 2016). 



LLB law

BA political science

LLM law

PhD Law


Representative publications

"The Sociology of International Law" (OUP, 2015).

"The Sociology of International Economic Law", in the European Journal of International Law (2008).

"Interactions between Investment and Non-Investment Obligations in International Investment Law", in Oxford Handbook of International Law on Foreign Investment (OUP, 2008). 

“African Countries in the World Trading System” (co-author, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 2012).

"Explaining Compliance and Non-Compliance with ICSID Awards: a Multiple Theoretical Approach" (Journal of International Economic Law, 2016).

Moshe Hirsch and Andrew Lang (eds.), Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law, Edward Elgar Publishing (November 2018).

Moshe Hirsch, "The Role of International Tribunals in the Development of Historical Narratives", 20 Journal of History of International Law  391-428 (December 2018).

Moshe Hirsch, 'Core Sociological Theories and International Law', in Hirsch and Lang, eds.,  Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law, (Edward Elgar Publishing, November 2018) 389-422.


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Adam Hofri

Prof. Adam Hofri-Winogradow

Montesquieu Chair in Comparative Law
Room 208
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Adam Hofri-Winogradow is a scholar of the law of trusts, the law of corporations and the law of trusts taxation. Prof. Hofri's expertise encompasses Israeli trust law, the trust law of many other jurisdictions, and the use of trusts in practice.
Adam makes use of most research methods used by legal scholars: doctrinal research, economic analysis of law, empirical legal studies using both quantitative and qualitative methods, legal theory, law and society, comparative law, legal history and more. 
Adam is a winner, int. al., of the Zeltner Prize for Young Researchers, the Cegla Prize, and two Israel Science Foundation research grants. He has lectured at the EU Parliament in Brussels, the Danish Parliament, and to senior administrators of Scandinavian tax authorities. Adam has taught, as visiting Professor, at the law schools of the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, the University of British Columbia, Western Ontario University, and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. He has also served as Martin Flynn Global Law Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 
Adam is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP).
He published in leading journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (two articles), the Law Quarterly Review, Iowa Law Review (two articles), the Modern Law Review, University of Toronto Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, Law & Social Inquiry and Law & History Review.


Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.B., Cum Laude, 2003.
Tel Aviv University School of History, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and Ideas, M.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2005.
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, D.Phil., 2007.
Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners,  Diploma in International Trust Management, with Distinction, 2010.


Representative publications

  1. A Commentary on the Trusts Act, 5739-1979 (in preparation).
  2. "The Irreducible Cores of Trustee Obligations", forthcoming in the Law Quarterly Review (2023). 
  3. "The Use of Trusts to Subvert the Law: An Analysis and Critique" (with Mark Bennett), 41(3) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 692–718 (2021).
  4. “The Statutory Liberalization of Trust Law across 152 Jurisdictions: Leaders, Laggards and the Market for Fiduciary Services”, 53 UC Davis Law Review 2313-2355 (2020).    
  5. “Trust Parties’ Uniquely Easy Access to Rescission:  Analysis, Critique and Reform” (with Gad Weiss), 82 Modern Law Review 777-799 (2019).    
  6. “Property Transfers to Caregivers: a Comparative Analysis” (with Richard Kaplan), 103 Iowa Law Review 1997-2025 (2018).
  7. “Trust Jurisdiction Clauses: their Proper Ambit”, 13 Journal of Private International Law 519-545 (2017).
  8. “Trust Proliferation: a View from the Field”, 31(3) Trust Law International 152-182 (2017).
  9. "The Demand for Fiduciary Services: Evidence from the Market in Private Donative Trusts", 68 Hastings Law Journal 931-1006 (2017).
  10. "Contract, Trust and Corporation: from Contrast to Convergence", 102 Iowa Law Review 1691-1717 (2017).
  11. "The Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution", 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 1-47 (2015).
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Anat Horovitz

Dr. Anat Horovitz

Room 108

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Fields of Interest:

Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law, Evidence Law.


Anat earned her first degree in law (LL.B. summa cum laude) at the Hebrew University Law School, and her second degree in law (LL.M. with Distinction) at the London School of Economics. Anat wrote her doctoral thesis on "Procedural and Evidential Aspects of Sentencing Hearings" at the Hebrew University Law School, and earned her LL.D. in 2004 (magna cum laude).

Anat clerked for former Justice Eliezer Goldberg of the Israel Supreme Court, and the Libai-Sheinman criminal law firm. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and during her many years in private practice she specialized in criminal law litigation, focusing in particular on white-collar defense work. Since 2005, Anat is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Minister of Justice on Criminal Procedure, headed by Justice Miriam Naor of the Israel Supreme Court.

Anat is currently the coordinator and chairperson of the Criminal Law Workshop which meets every two weeks throughout the school year in order to discuss current work in the field.

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Dr. Tal Jonathan-Zamir

Prof. Tal Jonathan-Zamir

Associate Professor
The Institute of Criminology Faculty of Law
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Tal Jonathan-Zamir is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her M.Sc. from the Center for Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool, in 2003, and her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2011. Subsequently, Tal completed a Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Her work focuses on policing, particularly on police-community relations and evidence-based policing. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, she investigated police legitimacy and procedural justice from the perspective of citizens, communities, police officer, and neutral observers, in diverse contexts such as routine encounters, security threats, protest events, and airport security. She has also examined the psychological mechanisms underlying police officers’ orientation to evidence-based policing, and more recently – the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on police-community relations in Israel. Tal is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the 2015 Early Career Award from the Division of Policing of the American Society of Criminology, and the 2015 Young Scholar Award from the Israeli Society of Criminology. 



2010 - 2011 Post-Doctorate Fulbright Fellowship at George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Host: Prof. Stephen Mastrofski.

2003 - 2010 Ph.D. in Criminology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Institute of Criminology. Supervisor: Prof. David Weisburd. 

2002 - 2003 M.Sc. in "Psychology and Investigation" from the University of Liverpool, Center for Investigative Psychology.

1999 - 2002 B.A. in Social Sciences from Bar-Ilan University


Representative publications


Jonathan-Zamir Tal, Litmanovitz Yael, & Haviv Noam (2022). What Works in Police Training? Applying an Evidence-Informed, General, Ecological Model of Police Training. Police Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/10986111221113975

Weisburd David, Jonathan-Zamir Tal, White Clair, Wilson David B., & Kuen Kiseong (2022). Are the Police Primarily Responsible for Influencing Place-Level Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Effectiveness? A Longitudinal Study of Street Segments. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/00224278221120225

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., & Weisburd, D. (2020). Illuminating the concept of community (group)-level procedural justice: A qualitative analysis of protestors’ group-level experiences with the police. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 48(6), 791-809.

Perry, G., & Jonathan-Zamir, T. (2020). Expectations, effectiveness, trust, and cooperation: Public attitudes toward the Israel Police during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 14(4), 1073–1091. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Weisburd, D., Dayan, M., and Zisso, M. (2019). The proclivity to rely on professional experience and evidence-based policing: Findings from a survey of high-ranking officers in the Israel Police. Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/0093854819842903 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Harpaz, A. (2018). Predicting Support for Procedurally Just Treatment: The Case of the Israel National Police. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(6), 840-862. 

Mastrofski, S.D., Jonathan-Zamir, T., Moyal, S., and Willis, J. (2016). Predicting procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(1), 119-139. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Mastrofski, S.D., and Moyal, S. (2015). Measuring procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. Justice Quarterly, 32(5), 845-871. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T. & Harpaz, A. (2014). Police understanding of the foundations of their legitimacy in the eyes of the public: The case of commanding officers in the Israel National Police. The British Journal of Criminology, 54(3), 469-489.

Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Weisburd, D. (2013). The effects of security threats on antecedents of police legitimacy: Findings from a quasi-experiment in Israel. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(1), 3-32. 


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