The David Berg Institute for Law and History


The David Berg Institute for Law and History was established in 2009 thanks to a generous donation from the David Berg Foundation of New York. The Institute's mission is to advance the study of legal history by developing research infrastructure, encouraging teaching in the field and funding for researchers, and holding conferences and other academic events.


In the five years since its establishment, the Institute has quickly become the leading resource center for studying the history of law in Israel, as well as an international meeting point for legal professionals around the world to explore the past, present and future of law from multiple disciplinary perspectives.


The Buchmann Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University is a leader in law and history, both in Israel and the world, with a singularly large group of researchers working at the intersection of law and history. The Faculty is home to the Yigal Arnon & Co. Legal History Workshop, the first of its kind in the country.


Over the years, the Faculty has hosted a range of legal history conferences and events and supported many publications in the field.


The David Berg Institute for Law and History is directed by Prof. Roy Kreitner, together with an Academic Steering Committee composed of several faculty members.

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