Gila Stopler

I am Dean of the Law School and associate professor of law at the College of Law & Business in Israel. I serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Law & Ethics of Human Rights (LEHR) [LEHR is ranked third in the world in the categories of Human Rights and of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory by the 2017 Washington and Lee Law Review Ranking].

My areas of research include constitutional and comparative constitutional law, religion state relations, multiculturalism, women’s rights, and democratic backsliding. My publications appear in leading journals such as ICON and Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.

I helped found the Israeli chapter of ICON·S, which is the first ICON·S national chapter. Its inaugural conference was held in 2015 followed by annual conferences each year. Another activity of the Israeli chapter is ICON-S-IL Blog which is a dynamic and inclusive platform for the discussion of public law in Israel in which both experienced and young scholars express a wide range of opinions. An English version of the Blog’s inaugural symposium I edited, asking whether Israel is undergoing constitutional capture, was published in I·CONnect.

I have actively participated in all ICON·S conferences and I am currently a member of ICON·S’ Committee on Engagement. If elected to the council I will advocate establishing thematic research groups and encouraging cooperation between the various national branches

In the past I served as a as a Tikvah Fellow (faculty fellow) at the Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization at the NYU School of Law (2011-2012) and a Hauser Research Scholar at the NYU school of law (2003-4) where I received my J.S.D (2004).

Finally, I served as Chair of the Board of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the largest human rights organization in Israel, between 2010-2011 and 2013-2017.