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Gideon Sapir

Bar-Ilan University

Gideon Sapir received his law degree from Bar-Ilan University, an LL.M. and S.J.D. from Northwestern University, and Rabbinical Ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

His teaching and research areas of interest are constitutional law (with concentration on religion and state) and constitutional theory. His book, Constitutional Revolution in Israel – Past, Present and Future, was published, in Hebrew, in 2010. His second book, Religion and State – A Legal-Philosophic Inquiry, co-authored with Daniel Statman, will be published in Hebrew in 2013.

In addition to his academic work, Prof. Sapir is involved in social causes. In this capacity, he is the founder and supervisor of two legal clinics under the auspices of Bar-Ilan Law Faculty: Disability Rights Clinic and Elderly Rights Clinic.