Prof. Halperin-Kaddari Ruth
Family Law; Feminist Jurisprudence; Bioethics
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (selected)
ORGANIZATION OF ACADEMIC CONFERENCES (PARTIAL LIST):
- Gett: The Trial of Us All (Bar-Ilan, November 2014)
- Collaborative Divorce (Bar-Ilan, December 2013)
- International Workshop on Men's Groups and the Backlash on Feminism (University of British Columbia, Canada, May 2014)
- Acquisition in Marriage – Alternatives to Halachic Marriages (Bar-Ilan, May 2013)
- Women, Rights and Law in Pre-State Israel (Bar-Ilan, March 2011)
- The Rackman Center’s Annual Conferences on Women, Family and the Law (Bar-Ilan, every January since 2003)
- International Society of Family Law Regional Conference in Israel (Bar-Ilan University and Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, June 2009)
- "Gender, Religion and Society", Int'l conference, the Gender Interdisciplinary program (Bar-Ilan, May 2006)
- Solutions to Get Refusals in Civil Laws (Bar-Ilan, Spetember 2005)
- "Creating in God's Image: Ethical Challenges in Stem Cell Research and In-Vitro Fertilization", Int;l conference in cooperation with Columbia University (Bar-Ilan, Spetember 2005)
- The Israel Bar Association Annual Conference (Eilat, May 2005, 2006)
- Woman and her Judaism (Jerusalem, June 2005)
- Second Annual Conference on Women, Family and Law (Bar-Ilan, January 2005)
- First Annual Conference on Women, Family and Law (Bar-Ilan, January 2004)
- Feminist Legal Education (Bar-Ilan, January 2003)
- Woman and her Judaism (Jerusalem, July 1999)
- Marriage, Liberty and Equality: Shall the Three Walk Together? (Bar-Ilan, June 1999)
- Family Courts’ Handling of Family Violence (Bar-Ilan, March 1999)
- New Reproductive Technologies (Bar-Ilan, February 1998)
- Founding Conference of the Israeli Association for Feminist Studies (Bar-Ilan, January 1998)
- Family Court in Israel (Bar-Ilan, January 1998)
- Organ Transplantation in Israel (Bar-Ilan, November 1997)
2005 Director of academic course on Family law, The Israel Bar Association
2001-2002 Director of academic course for Advisors on the Status of Women in Municipal Councils, under the auspice of the Prime Minister’s Office
1997-1998 Director of programs for lawyers on Family Law, Center for Business Law, Bar-Ilan University.
Women in Israel: A State of Their Own, University Of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
- Democratic Culture, guest editor together with Prof. Tovah Cohen, special volume in memoriam of the late Prof. Dafna Izraeli (2006) (Hebrew)
- One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2011) (Hebrew)
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
- Chapter Seven. The Halachic Trap: Marriage and Family Life, in Israeli Feminist Scholarship (Esther Fuchs Ed., University of Texas Press, 2014)
- Commentary in Jewish Political Tradition: Community (Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberboim, Noam Zohar & Eds., Yale University Press 2011)
- International Human Rights and Israel as Seen in the Work of the Treaty Bodies: Do They Walk the Talk? Forthcoming in 49(2) Israel Law Review (2016) (together with Amichai Danino)
- Backlash Goes Global: Men’s Groups, Patriarchal Family Policy, and the False Promise of Gender-Neutral Laws, forthcoming in 28 Canadian J. of Women (2016) (together with Marsha Freeman)
- Forward: Has the Time come for Civil Marriage in Israel? Introduction for Civil Marriage Debate, 6 Zehuyot 101 (Van-Leer Institute Journal for Jewish Culture and Identity) (2015) (Hebrew)
- How to Decide in Custody Disputes? The Dangers of Parental Equality Illusion within a Gendered Reality, (together with Dafna Hacker) 15 Mishpat u’Mimshal 91 (Haifa Studies in Law and Governance) (2013) (Hebrew)
- Economic Consequences of Divorce: Applying a Universal Equality Norm in a Fragmented Universe (together with Marsha Freeman), 13 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 323-360 (2012)
- “The Hidden Text of Law”: The Digital Databases’ Effect on the Creation of Knowledge base in Israeli Family Law (together with Bryna Bogoch and Eyal Katvan), 34 Iunei Mishpat 603-640 (Tel-Aviv Studies in law) 2011 (Hebrew)
- Between Universal Feminism and Particular Nationalism: politics, religion and gender (in)equality in Israel, (together with Yaacov Yadgar) 31 Third World Quarterly 905-920 (2010) ) [translated into French and published under Nationalisme, religion et (in)égalité de sexe en Israël au prisme du droit de la famille, Cahiers du Genre, hors-série 2012, 119-138]
- Introduction: Complex Identities, Divided Identities, (together with Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan), in One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2010)
- "When the Woman becomes a Lawyer": Rosa Ginzberg-Ginossar and The battle over Women's Right to Serve as Lawyers During the British mandate over Israel, (together with Eyal Katvan), in One Constitution and One Law to the Man and to the Woman: Women, Rights and the Law during the Mandate Period (Margalit Shiloh, Eyal katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari Eds., Bar-Ilan Press 2010)
- "The Feminist Proposal is Really Ridiculous": The battle over Women's Right to Practice Law in Pre-State Palestine, (together with Eyal Katvan), 25 Mehkarei Mishpat 237-284 (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) (2009) (Hebrew)
- Cooptation, Cooperation and Resistance: Mediation and Divorce Professionals in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch), 14 International Journal of the Legal Profession 115-145 (2007)
- The Voice is the Voice of Mediation, but the Hands are the Hands of the Law: Mediation and Divorce in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch), 49 Hapraklit 293-332 (2007) (Hebrew)
- Moral Considerations in Family Law and a Feminist Reading of Family Cases in Israel, in Readings in Feminism, Gender and Law (Barak-Erez et. Al. Eds, Nevo Publication 2007) 651-698 (Hebrew)
- Rosa Ginzberg-Ginossar, (together with Eyal Katvan) entry in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Moshe Shalvi ed., Shalvi Publishing Ltd., in press.
- "Divorce Israeli Style: Professional Perceptions of Gender and Power in Mediated and Lawyer- Negotiated Divorces", (together with Bryna Bogoch), 28 Law and Policy 137-163 (2006).
- Feminist Legal Theory, Social Change, and the Advancement of Women in Israel, 10 Tarbut Demokratit (Democratic Culture) 163-190 (2006) (Hebrew)
- Wife Support: From Perception of Difference to Perception of [In]Equality, 7 Mishpat u'Mimshal (Haifa Studies in Law and Governance) 767-811 (2003), (Hebrew).
- Expressions of Legal Pluralism in Israel, in Jewish Family Law in the State of Israel, Michael D.A. Freeman ed., Global Publications State University of New York: Binghamton, 185-244 (2002).
- Gender and Divorce Mediation in Israel, (together with Bryna Bogoch and Yael Ronen), 7 Hamishpat 335-372 (2002) (Hebrew).
- “And Thou Shall Teach Them to your Sons, Not to your Daughters” – Inclusion and Exclusion of Women in Halakhic Language, 18 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) 353-372 (2002) (Hebrew).
- Women, Religion and Multiculturalism in Israel, 5 UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs 339-366 (2000) [also published in Hebrew translation and in English in Zivion: Jolson Center for Israel, Judaism and Democracy, position paper no. 4]
- Towards Concluding Civil Family Law – Israel Style, 17 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar-Ilan Law Studies) 105-157 (2001) (Hebrew).
- “Tav Lemeitav Tan Du Milmeitav Armalu”: An Analysis of the Presumption, 4:1 Edah Journal Iyar 2004 (http://www.edah.org)
- More on Legal Pluralism in Israel (Following Rozen-Zvi ‘Subject, Community, and Legal Pluralism) 22 Tel-Aviv Univ. L. Rev. 559-577 (2000) (Hebrew).
- To Leave Life Behind: Maternal-Fetal Relationship and Post-Mortem Cesareans, in Dilemmas in medical Ethics, Raffi Cohen-Almagor ed., Van-Lear Institute: Jerusalem 2002, 107-136 (Hebrew).
- Redefining Parenthood, 29 California Western Int’l L. J. (Spring 1999), 313-337.
- Two who are One, One who is Two: Maternal-Fetal Relationship and Substance Abuse during Pregnancy, 6 Plilim (Israel Journal of Criminal Justice) 261-338 (1997) (Special issue on Sex and Gender in Criminal Law) (Hebrew).
- Rethinking Legal Pluralism in Israel: The Interaction between the High Court of Justice and Rabbinical Courts, 20(3) Tel Aviv University Law Review 683-747 (1997) (Hebrew).
- Husband’s Adultery as a Ground for Divorce, 7 Mehkarei Mishpat (Bar- Ilan Law Studies) 297-329 (1989) (Hebrew).
- The Hebrew Guide on CEDAW Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, (2011)
- Position paper on Withdrawal of Israel’s Reservations to CEDAW Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, (2011)
- Women’s Legislation in Israel: A Legislative Compilation, editor, Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, 2002; 2nd and updated edition 2010.
- General Recommendation on Economic Consequences of Marriage and its Dissolution: Concept Note (June 2009)
- First Women Lawyers in Pre-State Israel (1930-1948)
Together with Eyal Katvan & Tamar Trau-Zitnitski, 2009
- The Missing Women's Enigma: The Scope of the Get Refusals Predicament in Israel , Being A Jewish Woman (Vol.5, Tovah Cohen ed.) (2009) 83-95.
- Women and Family in Israel – Statistical Bi-Annual, editor.
Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, 2005, 2007, 2009
- Solutions to the Agunah Problem: Barriers and Backlash, JOFA 2005, http://www.jofa.org/pdf/jofa2005summeradd.pdf
- Position Papers of the Rackman Center, Series' Chief Editor, first volume Fall 2003.
- Ha’Din veHa’Dayan (The Law and the Decidor): Abstracts of Current Rabbinic Courts’ Decisions, Series’ Chief Editor, first issue Fall 2002, 3 issues annually.
- Breaking the Chains, The Women’s Seder Sourcebook, Tara Mohr, Catherin Spector and Sharon Cohen Anisfeld Eds., Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002.
- Third Report of the State of Israel Concerning the Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2001).http://ods-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N01/642/01/IMG/N0164201.pdf?OpenElement
- Combined Initial and Second Report of the State of Israel Concerning the Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1997).http://ods-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N97/096/08/IMG/N9709608.pdf?OpenElement
OP-EDS AND OTHER SHORT ARTICLES
- Collaborative Divorce: Separate but Equal, The Lawyer (The Israeli Bar Association Journal), June 2014, 121-125 (http://www.dmag.co.il/pub/israelbar/lawyer24/index.html#120)
- The Hidden Law, The Laywer (The Israeli Bar Association Journal), April 2013, 112-115 (together with Adi Blutner)
- Women in Israel: from Illusion of Equality to Exclusion, The JOFA Journal, Fall 2012 (3-5)
- Not only for homosexuals, Haaretz, December 2012
- All in the Rabbinate, Haaretz October 2011.
- Farewell to Non-Adversary Separation, The Laywer (The Israeli Bar Association Journal) July 2009, 96-98
- The Get 'Gets' Fairer, The Jerusalem Post November 2008, 15.
- The Race for the Get, Ynet November 2008.
- Another Unfortunate Missed Opprotunity, Haaretz April 2006.
- An Unnecessary confrontation, NRG April 2006.
- "Tav Lemeitav Tan Du Milemeitav Armula" – is that so?, Being A Jewish Woman (Vol.3, Tovah Cohen & Aliza Lavi ed.) (2005) 123-136.
- An Unfortunate Missed Opportunity, Haaretz December 2004.
- Thus Shall it be Done to the Man, Hazofe April 2003.
- Gender Construction under Halakhic Marriage and Divorce Laws, 22 Talpiot (2000) 451-464.
- First Expressions of Affirmative Action under Israeli Law, 13 Justice 37-39 (1997).
- The Position of Women in Israel, 13 Justice 35-36 (1997).
- Family Law and Jurisdiction in Israel and the Bavli Case; 2 Justice 37-40 (1994).
Work in progress
- Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, ryna Bogoch & Eyal Katvan, Exposing Family Secrets: Judicial Decision-Making and the Publication of Family Court's Decisions in the Age of Computerized Databases.
Prof. Halperin-Kaddari is an expert on family law, feminist critique of law and women's rights in Israel teaching at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, and is the Director of the Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Bar-Ilan University. She has served for five years in a national role as the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Authority for the Advancement of Women at the Prime-Minister's Office. A graduate of Yale Law School (LL.M.; J.S.D.), she has published extensively in her areas of expertise, including a book on Women in Israel that was published by University of Pennsylvania Press. She is a renowned speaker in academic as well as in professional forums, and has also served on several occasions as an expert witness on Israeli family law in international tribunals.
In June 2006, Prof. Halperin-Kaddari has been elected to serve as a member on the expert committee of the UN Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In January 2009 she was elected Vice-Chair of that Committee. In June 2014 she was reelected to the Committee, for a third term, an unprecedented achievement for an Expert from Israel. In July 2007 she has been awarded with the International Award for Woman of Courage by the State Department of the United States.
- Founding Head, the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the Advancement of the Status Women, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
- Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel Teaching and Research areas: family law; feminist critic of law; women and religion; international women's rights
- Member, Chair of the Working Group on Inquiries, and former Vice-Chair, the Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), The United-Nations
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Associate Professor (since April 2007).
Teaching and Research areas: family law; feminist critic of law; women and religion;
international women's rights.
Establishing Director, the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the
Advancement of the Status Women (since 2001).
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT Visiting Scholar (July-August 2003)
- The Rappaport Prize for Women Generating Change in Israeli Society (2016)
- The "Ot Katan" Award for the Advancement of Gender Justice through Voluntary Work, awarded by the Ruach Nashit NGO in Israel (2014)
- The Israeli Bar Association Central District Person of the Year in Law (2010)
- The International Award for Woman of Courage, U.S. State Department (2007)
- The Tzeltner Award for excellent young legal scholar in Israel (2000)
- The Pogach Award for research in Jewish Law (2001-2002)
- The Belush Israel Feminist Award, US/Israel Women to Women (2002)
- The Dafna Izraeli Award for Gender Research (together with Dr. Bryna Bogoch) (2004)
- The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award (together with Dr. Eyal Katvan) (2006)
- The Eleanor P. Jacobson Woman of Valor Award for Hadassah–Brandeis Institute Exceptional Research Award Applicants (together with Dr. Eyal Katvan) (2006)
- European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Israel 2016-2017, project grant for the Rackman Center: "Realizing Women's Human Rights and Access to Justice in Family Law in Israel"
- The Van-Leer Institute 2012, research grant: "The Relationship between the Rabbinical Establishment and Women's Organizations" (Competitive grant for innovative research projects)
- Israel Science Foundation 2005-2008, research grant: "Exposing Family Secrets: Judicial Decision-Making and the Publication of Family Courts' Decisions in the Age of Computerized Databases", with Dr. Bryna Bogoch, Political Science Department, Bar-Ilan University and Mr. Eyal Katvan, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University
- Israel Science Foundation 2000-2001, research grant: “Gender, Power and Professional Practice in Divorce cases in Israel”, with Dr. Bryna Bogoch, Political Science Department, Bar-Ilan University
Since 2006 The United-Nations, Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Chair of the Working Group on Inquiries (2015-2016)
Chair of the Working Group on a new General Recommendation on the Economic Consequences of Marriage and its Dissolution (2009-2013)
2013 Beit Hillel Rabbinical Organization
Member of the Public Council
2012 Rabbi Kook Prize for Original Halachic Writing, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Member of the Prize selection committee
2011 E.M.T. Prize, Prime Minister’s Office, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the Prize selection committee
2011 Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the Nomination Committee to the post of Sharia’a Courts’ General Administrator
Since 2010 Minerva Institute, Hebrew University & Tel-Aviv University
2010 The Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Committee on Family and Rabbinical Courts’ Jurisdiction, member
November 2009 High Court of South Africa, Western-Cape High Court, Cape-Town, South Africa
Expert witness concerning distribution of marital property under Israeli law
2002-2008 The Prime Minister’s Office, Jerusalem, Israel
Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women
2008-2009 UNRISD, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Member of research group on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality
2007-2012 Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center on Women and Judaism, Bar-Ilan University
Member of the Prize Committee
2003-2006 The United-Nations, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Head of the Israeli delegation to the 47th - 50th sessions of the CSW
April 2006 Fulbright - The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Member of the selection committee for Doctorate Grants
Since 2006 Association for Civil Rights, Israel
Member of the Emil Grinzweig Human Rights Prize committee
January 2006 European Court of Human Rights, Strassburg
Expert Witness concerning the implementation of the Hague Convention in Israel
2005-2008 Israel Bar Association
Director, annual continuing education programs on family law
December 2004 UNECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-year review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +10)
Head of the Israeli delegation; Panelist
March 2004 Federal Court, Florida
Expert Witness concerning the implementation of the Hague Convention in Israel
Since 2002 Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Academic Supervisor, Legal Aid for Women in Divorce Clinic
2000-2001 The Ministry of Justice & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
Prepared the official Israeli Third Periodic Report under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) of the United Nations in November 2001, and presented at the UN in July 2005.
1997- 2000 The Interdisciplinary Center for Business, Law and Technology, Herzelia, Israel
Lecturing in Family Law; Feminist Jurisprudence; Bioethics.
1999 - 2003 The Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
The Children’s Rights Reform Committee: Member of the Plenary; Member of the Sub-Committee on the Child Within the Family; Member of the Working Group on Parental Responsibility
Since 2002 I.C.A.R. – International Coalition for Agunah Rights, Member of the Plenary Committee, Member of the Legal Committee
Since 2000 The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Women in Jewish Law
1996- 1997 The Ministry of Justice & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
Prepared the official Israeli Combined Initial and Second Report under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) of the United Nations in March 1997, and presented at the UN in July 1997.
1996- 1999 The Knesset, Committee for the Advancement of Women
Legal Counselor for the Sub-Committee on Family Law.
Since 1997 Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum, Co-Founder; Member; Member of the Working Group on the Preparation of a Model Prenuptial Agreement; Member of the Policy Board
1997-2000 The Israeli Association for Gender and Feminist Studies, Co-Founder; Board Member
Since 1994 The Israeli Women’s Network, Member of the Legal Team
Since 1994 Member of the Israeli Bar Association.
1994 Mendelson & Yarkoni, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Legal Internship, specializing in Family Law.
1993 Supreme Court of Israel
Clerkship for Justice Prof. Aharon Barak (former Chief Justice of the Sup.Ct.)
- Beit-Morasha, Institute for Higher Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Fellow, the Program for Leaders of the Movement for Higher Jewish Learning for Women (2003-2004 academic year)
- Tel-Aviv University, Department of Sociology, Tel Aviv, Israel
Post-Doctoral Fellow (1996-1997 academic year)
AWARDS: The Schuff Award.
- Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
J.S.D. June 1993, dissertation titled: “The Interaction Between Religious Systems of Adjudication and the Secular Legal System”, Chair of the J.S.D. Committee: Prof. Burke Marshall.
AWARDS: Fulbright Scholarship Grant (Awarded for the full period of studies abroad); JD Rockefeller 3rd Fellowship at the Program on Non-Profit Institutions at Yale (summer 1991); Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.
- Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
LL.M. May 1990.
- Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
LL.B. June 1989 Summa Cum Laude, Rank 1/80
AWARDS: Dean’s List (1986-1988); The Israeli Knesset Distinction (1988); Finkel Award for promising women students (1988-1989); First place winner at the Willer Fund Contest in original studies in Jewish Law (1987).
SELECTED ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LECTURES:
- "Violations of Rights and Canada’s Obligations: What the reports from the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) tell us", (keynote speaker, FAFIA/NWAC/CJWL Symposium on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, University of Ottawa, January 2016)
- Commentator on "Jailing Black babies by Prof. Dwyer)", (Conference on Parents' Rights in relation to Children's Rights (Bar-Ilan University, May 2015)
- "Comparative Commons: Jurisdictions", (Convener and moderator, conference on Jewish and Democratic Law: Redrawing Boundaries, Bar-Ilan University, December 2015)
- "Religiosity in Family Law in Israel", (Presenter, Conference on Religiosity in Israel's Public Sphere, Tel-Aviv University, January 2015)
- "Claiming Children's Rights while Promoting Parents' Rights" (Presenter, Annual Conference of the Israeli Bar-Association Family Law Section, Eilat, January 2015)
- "International Women's Rights and Israel as seen from the Work of the Treaty Bodies: Do they Walk the Talk?" (Presenter, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists Annual Conference, Eilat, November 2014)
- Keynote Speaker " (, Helsinki, October 2014)
- International Legal Instruments for Women's Rights, (International Conference on Women, Power and Politics, Oslo, November 2013)
- Keynote speaker, Women Paving the Road (WIZO Annual Conference, Jerusalem, September 2013)
- Politics, religion and Gender (In)Equality- The Case of Israel (The Ninth Ambassadors' Forum Democracy, Religion, & Fanaticism, Bar Ilan University, June 2013)
- Plenary presenter, the Agunah Summit (International Conference, NYU, May 2013)
- Panelist, Freedom of Religion and Gender Equality (International Symposium, University of Heidelberg, May 2012)
- Panelist, Parity as Practice: the politics of Equality (International Conference, Yale University, March 2012)
- Keynote Speaker, Annual meeting of the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (Jerusalem, May 2011)
- Panelist, World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (Baku, Uzbekistan, April 2011)
- Economic Consequences of Marriage and its Dissolution (International conference on Rights and Obligations in the Contemporary Family, Tel-Aviv University, January 2011)
- Gender Justice in the Family (Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies, Jerusalem, November 2010)
- Panelist, Jewish Values, law and Defending Women’s Human Rights (the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, New York, July 2010)
- Keynote Address, International Conference on “Gender, Peace and Security: Local Interpretations of International Norms” (the Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 2010)
- Speaker, CEDAW Turns 30: Much Accomplished and More to Come (the American Bar Association Spring meeting, New York, April 2010)
- Panelist, Child Custody and the Tender Years’ Presumption in Israel in Light of the Forthcoming Schnit Committee’s Recommendations (Israel Bar Association Annual Meeting, Eilat, January 2010)
- Religion Revisited Conference, Heinrich-Boell Stiftung & UNRISD (Berlin, June 2009)
- The Meeting of Theory and Practice on the International Spheres: The Acceptance of CEDAW and the place of NGOs (1st Gender in the Field Annual Conference, Bar-Ilan, May 2009)
- International Human Rights Law as a Confrontational Setting: Religion v. Egalitarian Family Norms (International Society of Family Law Regional Conference in Israel, Bar-Ilan University and Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, June 2009)
- An Egalitarian Family as an International Norm? (Family – An International Affair, the Concord Center 4th Conference, College of Management School of Law, March 2009)
- Is Religion bad for women, and what should the State do about it? (Religion, Politics, Society and the State Conference, The Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Diaspora, Bar-Ilan University, January 2009)
- Religion, Politics and Gender Equality, Workshop, UNRISD – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (Istanbul, May 2008)
- "Gender and the Struggle Over Jurisdiction between Rabbinical Courts and Civil Courts in Israel" (Untying the Knots Conference, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, April 2008)
- James Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, presentation at "Women in the Middle East: A Contemporary Assessment" (May 2007)
- Yale Law School, Schell Center for Human Rights (February 2007)
- Brandeis University, The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law, "Women, Equality and Rabbinic Law", Keynote Speaker, (February 2007)
- Gender [In] Equality in Israel: Do International Norms Make a Difference? (International Influences on National Legal Systems, Fulbright Israel/USIEF 50th Anniversary Symposium, January 2006)
- Gender [In] Equality in Religious and Civil Family Law: The Backlash? (Religion, Gender and Politics: An International Dialogue, Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program and the Jerusalem Van-Leer Institute, Januray 2006)
- The Creation of Family Law in Israel (The Judges, The Courts, and Israeli Society, Haifa University Faculty of Law together with the Supreme Court, May 2005)
- "Becoming a person": Rosa Ginsberg-Ginossar's battle to become a lawyer in Palestine (Law, Gender and Social Change Conference, Tel-Aviv University, April 2005)
- Developments in Family Law Jurisdiction (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, March 2005)
- Divorce Agreements (Annual Meeting, Family Law Division, Israeli Bar Association, Eilat, January 2005)
- Retroactive Voidance of the Get (Address to all members of Family Courts Judges, November 2004)
- "And though shall teach them to your sons, not your daughters" (Keynote Speaker at the Israel Association for Applied Linguistics, October 2004)
- Women in Israel (The Wisentil Center for Tolerance, NY, on behalf of the Israeli Consulate, September 2004)
- Civil Law of Spousal Support in Israel (Annual Meeting of the Israeli Bar Association, Eilat, May 2004)
- The Barbara Black Lecture Series on Gender and Law, Columbia Law School: Remember the Ladies: Women, Religion and Law in Israel (February 2004)
- Women, Men, and [Jewish] Divorce: Whose Justice is it? (Address at JOFA, NY February 2004)
- Changes in Women's Status under Jewish Law (Center for Religion, Society and State, Jerusalem, June 2003)
- The New Family: Law and Social Change (Address to all members of Family Courts Judges, April 2003)
- Divorce Mediation (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, March 2003)
- Feminist Challenges of the Family (Address to Family Law Judges, June 2002)
- Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in Halakhic Language (Law and Literature Conference, BIU, May 2002)
- Economic Consequences of Divorce (Special lecture, the Israeli Bar Association, January 2002, March 2003)
- Prenuptial Agreements (Family Law Lectures, the Israeli Bar Association, December 2001, March 2003)
- Annulment of Betrothal as a Solution for the Agunah Problem (Special lecture, the Israeli Bar Association, November 2001)
- Challenges Facing Religious Zionism Today (Edah Conference of Modern Orthodoxy, Jerusalem, October 2001)
- Feminist Legal Theories and the Status of Women in Israel (Int’l Conference on Women and Law, Van-Lear Jerusalem Institute, March 2001; Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Budapest, May 2001)
- Colonizing Women – The Israeli Perspective (UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Affairs Conference, April 2000)
- Any Marriage Better than None? (3rd International Conference on Feminism & Orthodoxy, JOFA, New York, February 2000)
- Gender Construction in halakhic Marriage and Divorce (BIU, June 1999; Orthodox Feminism Conference, Jerusalem July 1999)
- Redefining Parenthood: American and Israeli Perspectives (Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 1999)
- Toward Civil Family Law in Israel (BIU, January 1999; Address to Judges, April & June 1999, March 2000)
- Women in Israel at Israel’s Jubilee (President’s Residence, October 1998)
- Developments in Alimony and Maintenance in Israel (Lectures to lawyers, Haifa and BIU, March and May 1998)
- Parenthood Following the New Reproductive Technologies (Address to Judges, Jerusalem, May 1998)
- Towards Redefinition of Parenthood (BIU, February 1998)
- Post-Mortem Cesarean Sections (Van-Lear Institute, January 1998)
- Determination of the Moment of Death (BIU, November 1997)
- Drug-abuse by Pregnant Women (Hebrew Univ., January 1997)
- Hilla Meller, PhD thesis (together with Dr. Dafna Hacker)
- Sharon Frieling, PhD thesis
- Anat Herbst, PhD thesis
- Galya Hildsheimer, PhD thesis
- Eyal Katvan, PhD thesis
- Omi Leisner, PhD thesis
- Hilla Meller, LL.M thesis
- Yael Achiman, LL.M. thesis
- Miri Keidar, LL.M. thesis
99-212-02 דיני משפחה
99-522-01 סיוע משפטי לנשים בענייני משפחה
99-824-01 ביקורת פמיניסטית של המשפט (סמינריון)
99-824-02/03 ביקורת פמיניסטית של המשפט (סמינריון)