Visiting Professor of Law
LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.), Hebrew University
Professor Barak was born in Kaunus, Lithuania and immigrated to Israel in 1947. He studied Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where, after completing...Continue Reading
Professor Barak was born in Kaunus, Lithuania and immigrated to Israel in 1947. He studied Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where, after completing a term of service in the Israeli Defense Forces, he received his Doctorate in Law in 1963. Thereafter, Professor Barak continued his relationship with The Hebrew University, serving as a Lecturer, Professor, and Dean of the Law School.
From 1975 he served as Attorney General of the State of Israel. In 1978 he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, where he served in the capacity as President from August 1995 until his retirement in September 2006. All these years he remained active in academia through his ongoing teaching relationship with The Hebrew University and Yale University in the United States. Since 2007 academic year, Professor Barak is a faculty member at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Professor Barak is a visiting professor at Yale Law School.
Professor Barak lives in Herzliya with his wife Elisheva, former Vice-President of the National Labor Court of Israel. They are the parents of four children, all trained in the law.