Prof. Ariel L. Bendor

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Building 305, Room 120
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Short Biography

Ariel L. Bendor is Frank Church Professor of Legal Research at the Faculty of Law and Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Bar-Ilan University. He holds an LL.B. (cum laude) and an LL.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a professor or visiting scholar at Yale, Osgood Hall, and Maryland law schools. He served as a member of the appointments committee of Bar-Ilan University and as chairman of the Israeli Association of Public Law. He serves as the head of the Center for Media and the Law and of the publishing house of the Faculty of Law. Before joining Bar-Ilan in 2008, he was on the faculty at the University of Haifa (1992-2008), where he served as Dean of Law, Dean of Students, and member of the Board of Directives at the University of Haifa. He served in a number of public committees, including the Advisory Committee for Examination of Israel's Policy of Immigration, a team to examine the policy of issuing gag orders, and the search committee for the State Attorney. His main expertise includes constitutional law, administrative law, and substantive and procedural criminal law. He has written three scholarly books and about 80 academic articles published in law reviews and books in Israel and abroad. He has edited two books as well as the Hebrew University Law Review and the University of Haifa Law & Government Journal, and was the Editor in Chief of the University of Haifa Press. He is also a musician, and has released two albums: "Dorner" (2012) and "Think Myself" (2014).

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Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law


1. The Israeli Judiciary-Centered Constitutionalism, INT'L J. CONST. L. (forthcoming, 2019)

2. Prior Restraint in the Digital Age, WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. (forthcoming, 2019) – coauthored with Michal Tamir

3. Regulation and the Separation of Powers, S. CAL. INTERDISC. L.J. (forthcoming, 2019) – coauthored with Sharon Yadin

4. The Supreme Court as a Babysitter: Modeling Zubik v. Burwell and Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project Rights, 2018 MICH. ST. L. REV. 373 – coauthored with Joshua Segev

5. Animal Rights in the Shadow of the Constitution, 24 ANIMAL L. REV. 99 (2018) – coauthored with Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg

6. Unconstitutional Criminalization, 19 NEW CRIM. L. REV. 171 (2016) – coauthored with Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg

7. How Proportional is Proportionality?, 13 INT'L J. CONST. L. 530 (2015) – coauthored with Tal Sela

8. The Purpose of the Israeli Constitution, ISRAELI CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN THE MAKING – COMPARATIVE AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 41 (Gideon Sapir, Aharon Barak & Daphne Barak-Erez eds., 2013)

9. The Constitutional Status of Human Dignity in Germany and Israel, 44 ISR. L. REV. 25 (2012) – coauthored with Michael Sacks

10. Justiciability of the Israeli Fight against Terrorism, 39 GEO. WASH. INT'L L. REV. 149 (2007)

11. Conceptualizing Yahoo! v. L.C.R.A.: Private Law, Constitutional Review and International Conflict-of-Laws, 25 CARDOZO L. REV. 2089 (2004) – coauthored with Ayelet Ben-Ezer

12. On Aristotelian Equality, the Fundamental Right to Equality, and Governmental Discretion, 8 REV. CONST. STUD. 1 (2003)

13. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child Meets the American Constitution: Toward a Supreme Law of the World, 11 INT'L J. CHILDREN'S RIGHTS 273 (2003) – coauthored with Shulamit Almog

14. The Constitution and Conflict-of-Laws Treaties: Upgrading the International Comity, 29 N.C. J. INT'L L. & COM. REG. 1 (2003) – coauthored with Ayelet Ben-Ezer

15. Investigating the Executive Branch in Israel and in the United States: Politics as Law, The Politics of Law, 54 U. MIAMI L. REV. 193 (2000)

16. Prior Restraint, Incommensurability, and the Constitutionalism of means, 86 FORDHAM L. REV. 289 (1999)

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