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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Mordechai Rabello was born in 1940 in Bologna, Italy. His family fled from the Fascist regime in Italy and managed to reach Switzerland, spending the war years in refugee detention camps. After the war the family returned to Italy. In 1964 Rabello completed his law studies at Bologna University and in 1965 he immigrated to Israel, where he began to study for a master’s degree in law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He continued to doctorate studies at the Faculty and in 1972, after receiving his doctorate, he began to teach at the Faculty. Rabello’s fields of expertise are Roman law, family law, the law of obligations, the codification of Roman law, Jewish law, private law, and constitutional law. In 2007 Italian President Giorgio Napolitano awarded Rabello the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity.
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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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Shiran graduated L.LB and L.LM from the Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and received prestigious 'Leonard Sainer Chevening Scholarship' (2007-2008) for L.LM studies at UCL. She wrote her dissertation on the subject: "What is the Optimal Modal for Child Representation in Civil Proceedings?", supervised by Prof. Michael Freeman. In her dissertation, she developed a comparative holistic model for child representation in care and supervision proceedings. Her doctoral dissertation subject is “The Right to Participation and Care Proceedings in Youth Court”, supervised by Prof. Michael Karayyani, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University and Prof. Dafna Hacker from Tel-Aviv University.
In 1971, Judge Richtel became a professor at the University of Colorado where he taught evidence, contracts, and trial practice as a tenured member of the law faculty. Following his appointment to the District Court bench, he continued to be involved in teaching a broad range of topics from historic trials to negotiations at both the law school and in continuing legal education programs. He also was involved in judicial education for new judges for 15 years. In Israel he has taught courses for Israeli Judges, both civil and military, and in the Israeli Ministry of Justice. For seven years he taught a seminar for Israeli students from Hebrew University and Palestinian students from Al-Quds University who studied together at a neutral site in Jerusalem.Judge Richtel holds dual American and Israeli citizenship.
Judge Richtel has served as President of the Boulder County Bar Association and Boulder County Legal services, on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association and as Chair of the American Bar Association National Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the Media. He won the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and a Colorado Emmy for “You Be The Judge,” a documentary on sentencing.
Ram Rivlin is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He writes and teaches primarily on theoretical and practical aspects of family law, including contexts in which family law meets private and commercial law (e.g. distribution of marital property, or estate planning); On the interaction between law and religion; And on various issues in which philosophical analysis is relevant to law, in family law and beyond (such as questions about coercion and consent). Ram's research has been supported by various research grants (such as the Israel Science Foundation grant and the GIF Foundation grant), and he has won various awards (such as the Rothschild Prize and the Fulbright Fellowship). Prior to joining the Hebrew University, Ram was a visiting researcher at New York University School of Law, and a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University.
During 2021-2022 Ram is on sabbatical at UC Berkeley.
The Morality of Get-Threats: Withholding Divorce as Extortion, 18 ICON - International Journal of Constitutional Law 849 (2020).
Fairness in Allocations of Parental Responsibilities, and the Limits of Law, 33 Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 397 (2020).
Reasonable Self-Doubt, 15 Criminal Law and Philosophy 25 (2021) (with Ofer Malcai).
The Puzzle of Intra-Familial Commodification, 67 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LAW JOURNAL 68 (2017).
Religious Norms Between Ethics and Law: The Death and Afterlife of Jewish Divorce Law, 4 OXFORD JOURNAL OF LAW AND RELIGION 469 (2015).
Blackmail, Subjectivity and Culpability, 28 CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LAW & JURISPRUDENCE 399 (2015).
Carmel College, Wallingford Berks, England.
Hebrew Gymnasia, Jerusalem Israel.
L.L.B., L.L.M, Ph.D., Hebrew University Jerusalem.
PROCEDURE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, (Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition forthcoming 2018).
INTERNATIONAL LAW, with Yaël Ronen, (Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, 3rd edition 2016).