A Ph.d. student at the Faculty of Law, University of Tel- Aviv. Manal is writing her PhD dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Yishai Blank, on "Law, Space and Community: The Role of Law in Designing "Nationally Identified Spaces" in the Cites of Israel". Received her LL.M., (Magna cum Laude) from the Faculty of Law, University of Tel- Aviv. Title of Master’s thesis: "Public Participation in the Israeli Planning Law: Wadi Nisnas as a Test Case".
In 2003, Manal received the annual Rozen Zvi scholarship for excellent LL.M student and received a prize from “Walter Lebach institute”, for promoting equality and respectability between Arabs and Jews in Israel, based on Master’s Thesis. In 2004 she received a scholarship support from “The Arab Center for Alternative Planning”. In 2005 she was awarded a prize from “Zvi Zelbeger foundation”, for the best paper on Local Authority, based on Master’s thesis. In 2012 she was awarded Scholarship support by Mr. and Mrs. Whitman Foundation.