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Pnina Lahav


“The Judiciary in the Context of Israeli Politics”


Pnina Lahav, Professor of Law at Boston University, is an authority on constitutional law in both the United States and Israel.  A graduate of the Hebrew University (L.L. B.) and Yale (L.L.M., J.S.D.), Lahav has held fellowships and visiting professorships at leading institutions in the United States, Europe and Israel.  Perhaps best known for Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century (University of California Press, 1997; winner of several prizes), she has also authored some fifty other publications, and lectured extensively, on topics such as: women’s rights, law in multi-ethnic societies, political trials, the strengths and limitations of the Israeli courts in maintaining justice in the Palestinian occupied territories.

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