Prof. Aharon Barak

Harry Radzyner Law School LL.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

President of the Supreme Court of Israel (Ret.)

  • Prof. Aharon Barak, LL.D, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1963
    Prof. Aharon Barak was President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1995 to 2006. Prior to that, he served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel (1978–95), as the Attorney General of Israel (1975–78), and as the Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He teaches as a Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Law and at the University of Toronto School of law. He also taught at the Law Schools at the University of Michigan and New York University. Prof. Barak served as chairman of various public commissions, including the Public Commission for the New Law on Government Corporations, for Credit Cards, for the Law of Corporations and for the Codification of Civil Law. He has published many books and articles about law and has received various awards such as the Israel Prize for Law and Zeltner Prize.
  • Human Dignity (Nevo Publishing, Forthcoming 2014), English Edition (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2014)

    Proportionality: Constitutional Rights and Their Limitation (Nevo Publishing, 2010), English Edition (Cambridge University Press, January 2012)

    The Judge in a Democracy (Haifa Univ. Press, Keter Publishing House, Nevo Publishing 2004), English Edition (Princeton University Press, 2006).

    Purposive Interpretation in Law (Nevo Publishing 2003), English Edition (Sari Bashi, trans., Princeton University Press, 2005)

    Interpretation in Law (Nevo Publishing): General Theory of Interpretation (vol.1, 1992); Statutory Interpretation (vol. 2, 1993); Constitutional Interpretation (vol. 3, 1994); Interpretation of Contracts (vol. 4, 2000); Interpretation of Wills (vol. 5, 2000)

    Selected Essays (2 vols., 2000)

    Judicial Discretion (Papyrus, 1987): English Edition (Y. Kaufmann trans., Yale, 1989); Italian Edition (I. Mattei trans., A. Giuffre, 1995); Russian Edition (1999)