Rivka Weill

Prof. Rivka Weill

Professor of Law, Harry Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center

Rivka Weill is a Professor of Law (tenured) at the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). In recent years, she was a Visiting Law Professor at Cardozo Law School (2016-2017), David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School (Fall 2017) and Visiting Law Professor at Yale Law School (Spring 2018). She earned her LLM and JSD from Yale Law School and holds an additional degree in Accounting from Tel-Aviv University. She was a clerk and legal adviser for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Aharon Barak. In recent years, she received three times the IDC’s “Best Researcher in Law School” award (2012, 2015, 2017) as well as the IDC’s “Best Lecturer in Law School” award (2010). Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions. She has published in leading law journals in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. Professor Weill gave invited talks at prestigious universities across the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.


Among her articles are Court Packing as an Antidote (Cardozo Law Review, 2020), The Strategic Common Law Court of Aharon Barak and its Aftermath: On Judicially-led Constitutional Revolutions and Democratic Backsliding (Law & Ethics of Human Rights, 2020), Secession and the Prevalence of Both Militant Democracy and Eternity Clauses Worldwide (Cardozo Law Review, 2018), On the Nexus of Eternity Clauses, Proportional Representation, and Banned Political Parties (Election Law Journal, 2017), Resurrecting Legislation (I*CON, 2016), Exodus: Structuring Redemption of Captives (Cardozo Law Review, 2014), The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism Notwithstanding: On Judicial Review and Constitution-Making (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2014), Hybrid Constitutionalism: the Israeli Case for Judicial Review and Why We Should Care (Berkeley Journal of International Law, 2012), Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Review: On the Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Legislative Override Power (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2012), Centennial to the Parliament Act 1911: the Manner and Form Fallacy (Public Law, 2012), Evolution vs. Revolution: Dueling Models of Dualism (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2006), We the British People (Public Law, 2004), Dicey was not Diceyan (Cambridge Law Journal, 2003).

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Court-Packing, Term Limits, and More: The Debate Over Reforming the Judiciary

Federalism and Separation of Powers Practice Group Teleforum

On December 16, 2020, The Federalist Society's Federalism and Separation of Powers Practice Group hosted...

Court-Packing, Term Limits, and More: The Debate Over Reforming the Judiciary

Court-Packing, Term Limits, and More: The Debate Over Reforming the Judiciary

Federalism and Separation of Powers Practice Group Teleforum

On December 16, 2020, The Federalist Society's Federalism and Separation of Powers Practice Group hosted...