Prof. Kedar Nir

Prof.
Prof. Kedar Nir
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Research

Research interests: 

Legal History, Comparative Law, Israeli, History Legal Theory ,Israeli History

Publications

List of Publications

I. Books

A. Books Authored

  1. Nir Kedar, The Israeliness of Israeli Law: The Struggle to Establish Original and Independent Israeli Law. Accepted for publication at The Open University Press, Tel Aviv University Press and Beg-Gurion University Press (Hebrew).
  2. Nir Kedar, Should Jewish Identity be Anchored in Israeli Law? Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute: 2015 (Hebrew).
  3. Nir Kedar, Ben-Gurion and the Constitution (Hebrew) Bar-Ilan University Press & Dvir Press, 2015.
  4. Avi Bareli and Nir Kedar, Israeli Republicanism, Israel Democracy Institute 2011 (Hebrew).
  5. Nir Kedar, Mamlakhtiyut: David Ben-Gurion Civic Thought, Ben-Gurion University Press & Yad Ben-Zvi 2009. (in Hebrew)
    • The book won the Shapiro Prize for Best Book on Israel for 2009 from the International Association for Israel Studies.

B. Books Co-Authored & Edited

  1. Yedidia Z. Stern, Benjamin Brown, Kalman Neuman, Gideon Katz & Nir Kedar, When Judaism Meets the State, Tel Aviv: Yedioth Ahronoth & The Israeli Democracy Institute 2015 (Hebrew).

II. Articles

  1. In Hebrew
  1. Gideon Katz & Nir Kedar, “The Jewishness of the Jewish State in the Eyes Jewish Secular Intellectuals” in Yedidia Z. Stern, Benjamin Brown, Kalman Neuman, Gideon Katz & Nir Kedar, When Judaism Meets the State, Tel Aviv: Yedioth Ahronoth & The Israeli Democracy Institute 2015, pp. 423-506.
  2. Nir Kedar, ‘The Centrality of Law in Israeli History: On the Historiography of Israeli Law and its Contribution to Israel Studies,’ Cathedra 150 (January 2014), pp.155-180.
  3. Nir Kedar, ‘The Legal-Constitutional Status of the Political Parties during Israel First Years of Statehood,’ in Politics in Wartime: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence, edited by Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Hazan, Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi 2014, pp. 39-53.
  4. ir Kedar, ‘Israeli Democracy, the Rule of Law and Judicial Independence in the First Years of the State,’ in: In the Democratic Way: On the Historical Sources of the Israeli Democracy, edited by Allon Gal (Goldberg), Gershon Bacon, Moshe Lissak and Pnina Morag-Talmon, Sde-Boker: Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, 2012, pp. 528-560.
  5. Gideon Katz & Nir Kedar, “Judaism from the Perspective of Secular Israeli Intellectuals” 14 Democratic Culture (2012), pp. 93-152 (in English and Hebrew).
  6. Nir Kedar, “The Israeli Early Voting System Battle: A Story of Democracy, Civic Culture and Law”, 33.3 Tel Aviv University Law Review (2011) pp. 555-591
  7. Nir Kedar, “The Rule of Law and the Sovereign State” in Ilan Rahum (ed.) Back to Politics: The Modern State, Nationalism and Sovereignty and, Jerusalem: Shazar Center 2009, pp. 305-328.
  8. Nir Kedar, “The Cultural Roots of Civil Codification in Israel”, 7 Law & Business (2007), 169-201.
  9. Nir Kedar, “New Perspectives on the Foundation of the Israeli Legal System” 11 Israel (2007) 1-30.
  10. Nir Kedar, “Equality and Partnership in Ben-Gurion's Political Thought in the 1950s and 1960s,” in Society and Economy in Israel (T. Friling, D. Gutwein & A Bareli eds., Sde-Boker: Ben-Gurion University Press & Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi, 2005), p. 741-771.
  11. Nir Kedar, “The Educating Legal Formalism of the Early Israeli Supreme Court”, 22 B.I.U. L. Rev. (2005) 385-423.
  12. Nir Kedar, “The Republicanism of the Ben-Gurion and the Early Israeli Justices” 14 Yiunim Bitkumat Yisrael (2004) 131-151.
  13. Nir Kedar, “Ben-Gurion and the Sephardi Judge” 19 B.I.U. L. Rev. (2002), 515-540.
  14. Nir Kedar, “Interpretive Revolution: The Rise of Purposive Interpretation in Israeli Law,” 26(2) T.A.U. L. Rev. (2002) 737-772.
  1. In English
  1. Nir Kedar, “A Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction: The Case of Aharon Barak,” accepted for publication in Loyola Law Review 2016.
  2. Nir Kedar, “I’m in the East but my Law is from the West: The East-West Dilemma in Israeli Mixed Legal System,” in Vernon Palmer (ed.), Mixed Legal Systems, East and West, Farnham: Ashgate 2015, pp. 141-150.
  3. Nir Kedar, “Ben-Gurion and the Place of Judaism in Israel” Journal of Israeli History 32:2 (2013) pp. 157-174.
  4. Nir Kedar, “‘We Need the Messiah so that He May Not Come’ On David Ben-Gurion’s Use of Messianic Language” Israel Affairs 19 (2013), pp. 393-409.
  5. Nir Kedar, ‘The Roots of Ben-Gurion’s Opposition to a Written Constitution,’ Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 12 (2013) pp 1-16 (first article of the year).
  6. Nir Kedar, “Democracy and Judicial Autonomy in Israel’s Early Years,” 15.1 Israel Studies (2010), pp. 25-46.
  7. Nir Kedar, “A Civilian Commander in Chief: Ben-Gurion’s Mamlakhtiyut, the Army and the Law14:2 Israel Affairs (2008), 202-217.
  8. Nir Kedar, “Law, Culture and Civil Codification in a Mixed Legal System” 22 Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2007) 177-195.
  9. Nir Kedar, “Jewish Republicanism,” 26:2 Journal of Israeli History (2007) 179-199.
  10. Nir Kedar, “Israeli Law as a Lieu de mémoire (et d’oubli): Remembering and Forgetting Jewish Law in Modern Israel” in Oliver Drupbacher et al. (eds.), Erinnern und Vergessen / Remember and Forget, Munich: Meidenbauer Verlag, 2007, p. 196-229.
  11. Nir Kedar, “The Political Origins of the Modern Legal Paradoxes” in Oren Perez & Gunther Teubner (eds.) Paradoxes and Inconsistencies in Law (London: Hart, 2005), 101-119.
  12. Nir Kedar, “Ben-Gurion’s Mamlakhtiyut: Etymological and Theoretical Roots”, 7.2 Israel Studies (2002) 117-133.

III. Book Reviews

  1. Éduard de Laboulaye, De la méthode historique en jurisprudence et de son avenir / Jean-Luis Halpérin, De la méthode historique en sciences juridiques et de son avenir (Dalloz 2013) in Comparative Legal History 2.2 (2014), pp. 359-362.
  2. Menahem Mautner, Law and the Culture of Israel, Journal of Israeli History 32:2 (2013) pp. 286-290.
  3. Assaf Likhovski, Law and Identity in Mandatory Palestine, Cathedra 129 (2008) (in Hebrew).
  4. Colin Schindler, The Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right, to be published in Shofar - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 26:4 (2008), pp. 163-165.
  5. Lauren Benton, Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900, in 18 Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2003) 163-166.
  6. Joseph Raz, Value, Respect and Attachment, in 17 Canadian Journal of
    Law and Society (2002), p. 170-173.

IV. Other Publications in English & German

  1. Nir Kedar, “On the Dangers of Enshrining National Character in the Law,” Marginalia, The Los Angeles Review of Books, March 6 2015 (http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/dangers-enshrining-national-character-law-nir-kedar/);
  2. Nir Kedar, “Staatsräson,” in Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, vol. 5, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2015, pp. 571-576.

 

 

 

 

 

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS  -  Sapir Academic College School of Law

                                                                Dean

2013 - Present

 

Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law,

Ramat-Gan, Israel

Professor of Law and Legal History,

2000 - Present

Fields of interest: Modern Legal History. Political and Legal Theory, Comparative Law.

                                                             

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  S.J.D. 2000.        

Graduate Fellow, 1999.

LL.M. (waived), 1997.

Recipient of the Fulbright Doctoral Student Fellowships 1996- 98.                                                    

Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Humanities,

Tel-Aviv, Israel.

B.A in History, with distinction, Summa Cum Laude, 1994.

Ranked number 1 in the history department.

Honors: 1992-1993 – Dean’s List.

Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

LL.B. with distinction, Magna Cum Laude, 1994.

                                                             

LEGAL EXPERIENCE  The Hon. Chief Justice Prof. Aharon Barak, President of the Israel Supreme Court.

Jerusalem, Israel.

 Law Clerk. 1995 - 96.

Courses

99-072-01/02 תורת המשפט

99-115-01/02 שיטות משפט

99-116-01/02 הסטוריה של המשפט

99-435-01 משפט קנדי ומשפט ישראלי - מבט משווה (סמינריון)

99-665-01/02 מבוא למשפט ישראלי