TAU Dean Named Supreme Court Justice Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez one of four new appointees to Israel's highest court
Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez
Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez, the Dean of Tel Aviv University's Buchmann Faculty of Law, has been appointed a Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court. She was elected by a unanimous vote of Israel's Judicial Appointments Committee.
An alumna of TAU, Prof. Barak-Erez is the Stewart and Judy Colton Professor of Law and holds the chair of law and security. She has been a visiting professor at a number of prestigious law schools, including Columbia Law School in New York and Stanford Law School in California, and is the recipient of multiple prizes, including the Rector's Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Women in Law Award given by the Israeli Bar Association.
Prof. Barak-Erez, who was named alongside three other new justices, will begin her appointment in May, following the retirement of Justice Eliezer Rivlin. Her candidacy was supported by former Israel Bar Association head, Yori Geiron.