Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Yaffa Zilbershats, PhD, LLM Biography

Title:
Former Dean and Former Deputy President of the Bar-Ilan University School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We are in favor of establishing a Palestinian state. There is nothing that should prevent Jews from living in it as well.”

Ariela Ringel Hoffman, “Experts: No Legal Basis for Palestinian Refugee Demands,” Aug. 8, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Bok Visiting International Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Member, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Law
  • Board Member, Israel Democracy Institute, 2005-present
  • Deputy President, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, 2004-present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Jewish Agency, 2004-present
  • Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University, 1988-present
  • Deputy President, Bar-Ilan University, 2010
  • Dean, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, 2004-2007
  • Academic Advisor, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, 1995-2004
  • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, 2001-2003
  • Director, Israeli Airports Authority, 1999-2001
  • Editor, Bar-Ilan University Law Review, 1995-1999
Education:
  • PhD, Law, Bar-Ilan University (Israel), 1992
  • LLM, New York University, 1980
  • LLB, cum laude, Bar-Ilan University, 1977
Other:
  • Zilbershats teaches courses on International Law, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Movement, Citizenship, and Immigration Law at Bar-Ilan University.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?