Mary Haddad

Faculty of Law
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Mary is a PhD candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies. She holds an LLM in international legal studies from the American University Washington College of Law (2015) and an LL.B. from the University of Haifa (2012). Mary is mainly interested in international law and her doctoral studies, done under the supervision of Prof. Assaf Likhovski and Dr. Doreen Lustig, focus on the history of international law in Egypt.




Tel-Aviv University – Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv, Israel

PhD Candidate, March 2020-Current

Tel-Aviv University – Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv, Israel

LLM Thesis Completion, October 2018-November 2019

Thesis: The Thin Threads of Statehood: Family Law, International Law, and Palestinian Sovereignty

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, USA

Master of Laws in International Legal Studies, July 2015

Concentration in Human Rights

University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Arts in Communication (B.A.), September 2012




Tel-Aviv University – Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Teaching Assistant, February 2021– Current (Public International Law, Dr. Doreen Lustig)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Department of Politics and Government, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Research Assistant, October 2017 – October 2018 (Dr. Michal Givoni)

Lawyers for Good Governance, Nazareth, Israel

Researcher, February 2017 – October 2017

Dirasat-Arab Center for Law and Policy, Nazareth, Israel

Fellow, September 2015 – September 2016

Public Defender's Office – Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel

Resident, March 2013 – February 2014




Zvi Meitar Scholarship for Advanced Legal Studies (2020-current)

Zvi Meitar Scholarship for Advanced Legal Studies (2018-2019)

The New Israel Fund Herman Schwartz Human Rights Law Fellowship (2014-2016)


Organization of Conferences, Forums, and Workshops


The Forum for Gender, Religion, and Nationality from a Local Perspective (Member of Organizing Committee, October 2019 – September 2020)


Additional Information and Professional Development


Languages Skills: Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent)  

Israel Bar Association: Admitted, May 2014

Local Municipality - Environmental Committee, Jish: Representative, December 2018 - Current

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Online Essays

Nidal Hayek and Mary Haddad, Good Governance? Not in Arab Local Municipalities, The Marker (Oct. 23, 2017, 05:14 PM),



Nidal Hayek and Mary Haddad, Lawyers for Good Governance, Transparency Monitor 2017: The Examining of Arab Local Municipalities' Websites (2017).

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