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New Articles: Book Symposium on Dotan’s Lawyering for the Rule of Law

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, volume 11; special section: Book Symposium on Yoav Dotan’s Lawyering for the Rule of Law: Government Lawyers and the Rise of Judicial Power in Israel

 

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Lawyering for the Rule of Law
Malcolm M. Feeley
pp. 1-5

Reflections on Cause Lawyering, Courts, and Social Change: A Comment on Lawyering for the Rule of Law
Anna-Maria Marshall
pp. 6-14

The Key Role of Government Lawyers: Discussion of Lawyering for the Rule of Law Charles R. Epp
pp. 15-19

Can Government Lawyers Save Us? A Comment on Lawyering for the Rule of Law

Gad Barzilai
pp. 20-25

Administrative Litigation and the Rule of Law in Israel and the United States: A Comment on Lawyering for the Rule of Law
Edward L. Rubin
pp. 26-41

Lawyering for ‘The Rule of Law’ or ‘Lawyering for the Court’?—A Response to Barzilai, Epp, Rubin, and Marshall
Yoav Dotan
pp. 42-50

 

 

New Book: Navot, The Constitution of Israel: A Contextual Analysis

Navot, Suzie. The Constitution of Israel: A Contextual Analysis. Oxford: Hart, 2014.

 

9781841138350

 

This book presents the main features of the Israeli constitutional system and a topical discussion of Israel’s basic laws. It focuses on constitutional history and the peculiar decision to frame a constitution ‘by stages’. Following its British heritage and the lack of a formal constitution, Israel’s democracy grew for more than four decades on the principle of parliamentary supremacy. Introducing a constitutional model and the concept of judicial review of laws, the ‘constitutional revolution’ of the 1990s started a new era in Israel’s constitutional history. The book’s main themes include: constitutional principles; the legislature and the electoral system; the executive; the protection of fundamental rights and the crucial role of the Supreme Court in Israel’s constitutional discourse. It further presents Israel’s unique aspects as a Jewish and democratic state, and its ongoing search for the right balance between human rights and national security. Finally, the book offers a critical discussion of the development of Israel’s constitution and local projects aimed at enacting a single and comprehensive text.

Click here for a full Table of Contents (PDF).

Lecture: Almog, The Absence of Law from Israeli War Films (London, SOAS, Jan 27, 2015)

Please join us for this unique event, a lecture by Prof. Shulamit Almog from the University of Haifa, titled “From Paratroopers to Waltz with Bashir: The Absence of Law from Israeli War Films”.

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 27, at 2pm in 22 Russell Square, room T102.
See the attached invitation for further details.
The event is free and there is no need to book.
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