Israel is currently in a state of turmoil due to the proposed judicial system reform by the new Netanyahu government. The reforms have caused massive demonstrations from the opposition, leading to reconciliation negotiations between the coalition and opposition at President Herzog’s estate. The controversy surrounding the proposed reforms has brought the country’s judicial system into the spotlight, making it a relevant topic for discussion.
In today’s episode, we have the honor of speaking with Dr. Adam Shinar, one of Israel’s most prominent young law professors, who is an avid reform opposer. Dr. Shinar is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Harry Radzyner Law School at Reichman University, specializing in constitutional law and theory, comparative constitutional law, and legal theory. His expertise in various topics related to the judicial system reform in Israel makes him an invaluable guest.
Dr. Shinar holds an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as the Clark Byse Fellow. He also holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. In addition to his impressive academic background, he has worked as an attorney for several human rights NGOs in Israel and India and clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak. Dr. Shinar’s research has been presented in leading universities such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the European University Institute, and he has published his work in top-tier journals.