Winter 2002-2003



Ariel Bendor New Dean of Law Faculty


Ariel L. Bendor has progressed along the top of the editorial ladder, from editor-in-chief of the Hebrew University’s Law Review when he was a student at that institution, to editor-in-chief of Mishpat Umimshal, the University of Haifa Law Faculty’s highly regarded law and government journal, after he had established himself in the Faculty, to editor-in-chief of the Haifa University Press. As of October 2002, Bendor became in effect “editor-in-chief” of the Law Faculty itself.   But the title was now Dean of the Faculty.

    An expert in constitutional and administrative law, the 39-year-old Associate Professor of law has written or co-authored three books and some forty articles in his major fields of interest, which also include civil liberties, comparative law, and the law of evidence.

    Bendor earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at the Hebrew University and went on to clerk for a justice of the Israeli Supreme Court.  He then interned with an attorney who later was appointed to the High Court.

    The new dean, who joined the University’s Law Faculty in 1992, has been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and a legal commentator for the large Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot.  Bendor is married and is a father of two.



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