The jurisprudence of the Israeli Supreme Court (ISC) has undergone dramatic changes during the course of its existence. From its inception in 1948 until the late 1970s, the ISC subscribed to what scholars describe as formalistic, rule-oriented modes of legal reasoning.
“The Talmud and Western History, Politics and Law: A Conference in Celebration of the Translation of the Talmud into Italian” will celebrate the first ever translation of the Talmud into Italian.
The tension between Israel as a Jewish state and Israel as a democratic state finds expression in the debate over the relationship between Jewish law and Israeli law.
UPDATE (2/9/17 11:00 a.m.) Despite the weather, this event IS taking place. We hope to see many people there! But, hoping for the best and expecting the worst, we have arranged to live-stream the panel. The link is below.
As societies evolve, are courts agents of or brakes on social change? Which should they be? These always important questions are especially salient in Israel in many contexts, none more so than with regard to the status of women.
In collaboration with York's Centre for Public Policy and Law, Osgoode Hall Law School will be hosting the Symposium "Institutions, Constitutions: The Judiciary's Role in the 21st Century" on September 26 & 27, 2016.
Despite a shared commitment to constitutional norms and a shared intuition that constitutional norms reflect universal principles, the United States and Europe interpret constitutional norms in markedly different ways.
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This day-long event sponsored by the Israel Institute concludes with a panel, from 2:00 - 3:30, entitled Balancing Democracy, Justice and Security in Israel and the United States and featuring former Israel Supreme Court President Dorit Beinsich and former U.S.