Prof. Gabriela Shalev

Gabriela Shalev, Professor

Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law

LL.B. (Summa cum laude), Hebrew University, 1966; LL.M. (Summa cum laude), Hebrew University, 1969; Doctor Jur. (Summa cum laude), Hebrew University, 1973; Visiting Scholar (post-doctoral research), Harvard Law School, 1975-1976. Clerkship at the Supreme Court of Israel, 1964-1966; Clerkship at the legal department of the Jewish Agency, 1967; Admitted to the Israeli Bar, 1968. Chief Legal Editor of the Judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel, 1968-1980, 1998. Chief Legal Advisor for the reform in national health services, 1991. Legal advisor, arbitrator and expert, in Israel and abroad, on various litigations concerning national and international transactions. Teacher and member of the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, since 1964. Full Professor of Contract Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, since 1986. Visiting Professor at: Temple Law School, Philadelphia, 1975; Boston College School of Law, 1976 and 1981; Tulane Law School, 1988; Glasgow Law School, 1991; Toronto University, 1993; Leuven University, 1996; Friburg University, 1998. Director of the Harry Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981-1984. Member of the Standard Contracts Tribunal, since 1983. Member of the Codification in Civil Law Committee, since 1984. Legal editor of the Hebrew Encyclopedia’s new edition, since 1984. Advisor on the status of women at the Hebrew University, 1988-1990. Member of the Committee for Legal Terminology at the Israeli Academy of Hebrew Language, since 1990. Chairperson of the academic Nomination Committee of the Hebrew University, 1991-1994, Chairperson of the Fund for Promotion of Law at the Ministry of Justice since 1991. Prizes and Academic awards include: Sussman’s Prize in Law (1989); The first incumbent of the Hebrew University’s Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Contract Law (1990); Zeltner’s Prize in Law (1991). Research Interests are: Comparative Contract Law; The Law of Contract; Government Contracts. Recent publications include: Law of Contract (2nd ed., 1995, in Hebrew), a comprehensive treatise on Israeli Contract Law; Contract Law, Israel, a monograph forming part of the International Encyclopaedia of Law (Kluwer, 1995); The Law of Government Procurement (1999, a book in Hebrew), Public Procurement Contracts in Israel (1997), Public Procurement Law Review 185.




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