Archived Events

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale--The Bayit

This is the first of a three-part series that explores the relationship between Jewish law and values ("mishpat ivri") and the Israeli legal system.  This first lecture will be presented by 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law

Justice Daphne Barak-Erez joins us for an informal conversation about the Israeli Supreme Court's operations, decisions, and role in Israeli government and society with ISCP Co-Director Michael Herz.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 8:00pm to Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Sponsored by the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies and the Israel Supreme Court Project Held at Columbia University (3/7) and the Cardozo School of Law (3/8)

Last year saw the near simultaneous retirement of the three most senior members of the Israeli Supreme Court.  President Miriam Naor, Deputy President Elyakim Rubinstei

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

“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.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo School of Law

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo School of 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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street

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.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:45pm to Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
Osgoode Professional Development Center, Toronto, Canada

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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.