Prof. (Emeritus) Ruth Ben-Israel has been teaching courses on labour law, civil procedure, social security, and occupational equality at TAU since 1975. Prof. Ben-Israel is a former Dean of the Faculty (1990-1991) and Associate Dean (1985-90). Her extensive publications number nine books, two monographs in encyclopedias, and many articles. She is a member of many International Organizations, including the ISLLSS, the IIRA, the IFA, the US National Academy of Arbitrators and is a member of the IAB of the IEL. Prof. Ben-Israel was awarded the Barnive Prize in Labour Law (1988), the Minkoff Prize for Excellence in Law (2000), the Israel Prize in Law (2001) and the Israeli Bar Prize for Women in Law (2001). Prof. Ben-Israel performed many public and legal functions such as: Editor of the Isr.YB.LL (1988-2000); Special Legal Adviser on labour legislation to the Labour and Welfare Committee of the Knesset (1985-1992); Representative of the Public on the National Labour Court (1988-1992); Special Legal Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Welfare (1993-1995); and has chaired numerous public and governmental committees on womens status and labour laws throughout the years. She was a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and the ILO-International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Prof, Ben-Israel obtained her LL.B. and LL.M., magna cum laude, and Ph.D from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Labour Law, Social Security, Occupational Equality, Ageing, Leisure Culture