Taubenschlag Institute of Criminal Law
The Taubenschlag Institute of Criminal Law is devoted to multidisciplinary research on fundamental legal-related issues at the intersection of criminal justice, public policies and social change. Working with legal scholars from all over the country, and in cooperation with researchers from other Departments and disciplines at the University, the Institute seeks to inform Faculty members, students, criminal law practitioners, judges and relevant community organizations, on pressing legal issues relating to Criminal Law.
The Institute also provides an academic forum for meeting, and exchanging ideas and views. Members enjoy access to current scholarly articles, reviews and relevant practical information from Israel and around the world. The institute regularly hosts national and international conferences, colloquia and seminars, dedicated to criminal law, procedures, investigations, and the law of evidence.
Major activities include the Annual Taubenschlag Lecture - a prestigious event delivered in honor of Dr. Raphael Taubenschlag and attracting many internationally-leading researchers in the field, the Judges and Academia Round Table, a unique forum that brings together the country's leading scholars and judges to present contemporary issues and debates concerning criminal law, and the Author Meets Readers - a series of meetings featuring authors from the Faculty, discussing their books and answering to readers' questions.
The current director of the institute is Prof. Yishai Blank