Academic Degrees: M. Jur. (The Hebrew University), LL.M. (Harvard Law School), Dr. Jur.
(The Hebrew University).
Prof. Friedmann served as Minister of Justice of Israel (2007-2009). He is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, member of the American Law Institute and a member (titular) of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
He was also an Adviser to the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Restitution.
His awards include the Zeltner Prize, Sussman Prize, Minkoff Prize and the prestigious Israel Prize.
Prof. Friedmann has been the Dean of Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty in 1974-78. He has been visiting professor at Harvard University Law School; the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Queen Mary College - the University of London, and Fordham University Law School.
He was a member, of the Commission of Inquiry (Chairman Justice M. Beiski) appointed by the President of The Supreme Court to investigate price regulation of bank shares. He has been a member of a number of Legislative Advisory Committees, including the Advisory Committee (Chairman, Justice A. Barak) appointed by the Minister of Justice for the Codification of Civil Law in Israel.
Professor Friedmann participated in the establishment of the Cegla Institute for Comparative and Private International Law at Tel Aviv University, and has been its first director. He also participated in establishing the Law School of the College of Management and was its first Dean.
Contract, Restitution, Torts, Comparative Law, Legal History and Literature Law