Prof. Rivka Weill, J.S.D., Yale Law School, 2002
Rivka Weill is a Professor of Law (tenured) at the Harry Radzyner Law School, Reichman University. In recent years, she was a Visiting Law Professor at Cardozo Law School (2016-2017), David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School (Fall 2017) and Visiting Law Professor at Yale Law School (Spring 2018). She earned her LLM and JSD from Yale Law School and holds an additional degree in Accounting from Tel-Aviv University. She was a clerk and legal adviser for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Aharon Barak. In recent years, she received three times the IDC’s “Best Researcher in Law School” award (2012, 2015, 2017) as well as the IDC’s “Best Lecturer in Law School” award (2010). Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions. She has published in leading law journals in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. Professor Weill gave invited talks at prestigious universities across the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Among her articles are Court Packing as an Antidote (Cardozo Law Review, 2021), Constitutionalism Reborn: Popular Sovereignty and Constitutional Conventions in the U.S. and U.K (Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 2021), Judicial Intervention in Parliamentary Affairs to Prevent a Coup d'état (Maryland Law Review, 2021), The Strategic Common Law Court of Aharon Barak and its Aftermath: On Judicially-led Constitutional Revolutions and Democratic Backsliding (Law & Ethics of Human Rights, 2020), Secession and the Prevalence of Both Militant Democracy and Eternity Clauses Worldwide (Cardozo Law Review, 2018), On the Nexus of Eternity Clauses, Proportional Representation, and Banned Political Parties (Election Law Journal, 2017), Resurrecting Legislation (I*CON, 2016), Exodus: Structuring Redemption of Captives (Cardozo Law Review, 2014), The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism Notwithstanding: On Judicial Review and Constitution-Making (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2014), Hybrid Constitutionalism: the Israeli Case for Judicial Review and Why We Should Care (Berkeley Journal of International Law, 2012), Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Review: On the Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Legislative Override Power (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2012), Centennial to the Parliament Act 1911: the Manner and Form Fallacy (Public Law, 2012), Evolution vs. Revolution: Dueling Models of Dualism (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2006), We the British People (Public Law, 2004), Dicey was not Diceyan (Cambridge Law Journal, 2003).
Acontextual Constitutionalism and the Relationship between the People, Constituent Power and the State: On Nicholas Barber’s The Principles of Constitutionalism, 24 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 94, 94-112 (2021)
The Inherent Limits on the Override Power in the Israeli Constitution: The Story of the Override from Section 4 of Basic Law: The Knesset through Retroactive Amendments to Supra-Constitutional Principles, Grunis Book (Aharon Barak et al. eds, forthcoming 2022) [in Hebrew]
Women’s and LGBTQ Social Movements and Constitutional Change--On Geoffrey Stone’s Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, 23 JRLS 1, 1-24 (2021)
Between Institutional Survival and Human Rights Protection: Adjudicating Landmark Cases of African Undocumented Entrants in Israel in a Comparative and International Context, 41 U. Penn. J. Int’l L. 43, 43-106 (2019) (with Tally Kritzman-Amir)
Bills of Rights with Strings Attached: Protecting Death Penalty, Slavery, Discriminatory Religious Practices and the Past from Judicial Review, in Constitutional Dialogue: Rights, Democracy, Institutions 308, 308-333 (Geoffrey Sigalet, Grégoire Webber and Rosalind Dixon eds, Cambridge U. Press 2019).
Exploring Constitutional Statutes in Common Law Systems, in Quasi-Constitutionality and Constitutional Statutes: Forms, Functions, Applications 64, 64-86 (Richard Albert & Joel I. Colón-Ríos eds., Routledge 2019)
Election Integrity: The Constitutionality of Transitioning to Electronic Voting in Comparative Terms, in Digital Democracy in a Globalized World 142, 142-159 (Corien Prins et al. eds, Edward Elgar 2017)
Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Review: On the Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Israeli Legislative Override Power, 39 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 457, 457-511 (2012)
Shouldn't We Seek the People's Consent? On the Nexus between the Procedures of Adoption and Amendment of Israel’s Constitution, 10 Law & Government (Mishpat U’Memshal ) 449, 449-487 (2007) [in Hebrew]