Dr. Adam Shinar is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Harry Radzyner Law School at Reichman University. He holds an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as the Clark Byse Fellow. He also holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, and worked as an attorney for several human rights NGOs in Israel and India.
He specializes in constitutional law and theory and comparative constitutional law. His academic interests include labor law, administrative law, legal theory, sociology of law, and political philosophy. He has written on diverse topics, such as obedience to law by public officials, judicial review, constitutional interpretation, public sector reforms, constitutional rights in the Occupied Territories, and freedom of speech. More recently, he is working on the history of films and plays in Israel.
Dr. Shinar’s publications appeared in leading journals such as The American Journal of Comparative Law, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Global Constitutionalism, Constitutional Commentary, the Theory and Practice of Legislation, and the Connecticut Law Review, among others. His research was presented in leading universities such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the European University Institute, in addition to being cited by the Israeli Supreme Court.
Dr. Shinar was awarded the 2013 Israeli Association of Public Law Gorni Prize for Young Researchers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and an academic advisory board member of the Israel Supreme Court Project at Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University. He also served as a visiting professor at Católica University Law School in Lisbon.
Populism, Free Speech and the Anti-Entrenchment Principle, in New Politics of Decisionism 107 (Violeta Besirevic ed., 2019).
Idealism and Realism in Israeli Constitutional Law, in Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: Bridging Idealism and Realism 257 (Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Maurice Adams, Anne Meuwese, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Accidental Constitutionalism: The Political Foundations and Implications of Israeli Constitution-Making, in The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions 207 (Dennis Galligan & Mila Versteeg, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Review of Peter Gerangelos, The Separation of Powers and Legislative Interference in Judicial Process, 2010 Public Law 434.
Accountability for the Indian Police: Creating an External Complaints Agency (Human Rights Law Network, 2009).
Reflections on the Judgments Regarding Jabarin and Kahana - A Conflict between Freedom of Speech and Incitement and Encouragement of Violent Acts, 35 Isr. L. Rev. 153 (2001).