Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

The ISCP aims to become a center for the research and teaching on matters related to the Israeli Supreme Court.  To this end, the Project will be a temporary home to visitors of various types.

Faculty visitors teach, participate in public programs, and conduct research on the Israeli Supreme Court, Israeli law, comparative constitutionalism, comparative law, or legal issues that stand at the heart of the Court's jurisprudence.  For the 2016-2017 academic year, the project hosted Professor Rivka Weill of the Radzyner Law School at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.  Professor Weill specializes in Israeli and comparative constitutional and administrative law. The ISCP also arranges for visitors at Cardozo to teach courses on aspects of the Court's jurisprudence: in 2016-2017, Professor Arye Edrei of Tel-Aviv University taught a course entitled "The Halakhah in the Court: Mishpat Ivri and the Law of the State"; in 2017-2018, Professor Yair Lorberbaum of Bar-Ilan University taught a course entitled "Rules and Reasons in the Jurisprudence of the Israeli Supreme Court and in Modern Jewish Law"; and in 2018-2019, Professor Yehudah Mirsky of Brandeis University taught a course on "Law, Religion, and the Nation-State: The Case of Israel." 

Justice in Residence. The law school is pleased and privileged to welcome a current or former Israeli Supreme Court Justice to be in residence at the law school every year.  Visiting Justices spend up to a month in residence, meet with students, participate in classes, give talks to the faculty, and participate, in general, in the intellectual life of the law school as well as in ISCP activities.  Past Justices in Residence have been:
      Fall 2014 -- Hon. Eliezer Rivlin
      Fall 2015 -- Hon. Asher Dan Grunis
      Summer 2016 -- Hon. Isaac Amit
      Fall 2016 -- Hon. Asher Dan Grunis
      Spring 2018 -- Hon. Daphne Barak-Erez