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The Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture
on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
presented by
Professor Aharon Barak

“Judges as Guardians of the Constitution”

Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111 (map)

Reception to follow

Image of Aharon BarakAharon Barak is President of the Israeli Supreme Court (Ret.) and faculty member at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. He was born in Kaunus, Lithuania and immigrated to Israel in 1947. He was for many years a faculty member at the law school of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and he also served as its Dean (1974-75). From 1975, he served as Attorney General of the State of Israel. In 1978 he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel and served as the court’s president from August 1995 until his retirement in September 2006.

He began teaching at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in 2007. He is a visiting professor at Yale Law School.

Prof. Barak has published many books and articles, including these books in English: Judicial Discretion (1987); The Role of a Judge in a Democracy (2003); Purposive Interpretation in Law (2005); Proportionality: Constitutional Rights and their Limitations (2012); and Human Dignity: The Constitutional Value and the Constitutional Right (2015). More about Prof. Aharon Barak »

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The annual Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture pays tribute to two legendary advocates of civil liberty and justice through an annual, honorary lecture celebrating their contributions.

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