Masua Sagiv

Masua  Sagiv
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry

Supervisor/s

Prof. Menachem Mautner, Prof. Leora Bilsky

Biography

Masua is a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct lecturer in the Buchmann faculty of law, Tel Aviv University. She is also a Maskilot Fellow in the David Hartman Center for Intellectual Leadership, Shalom Hartman Institute

Masua acquired her LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude) in Law and Political Science from Bar Ilan University, and her LL.M. (With Honors) from Columbia University School of Law, N.Y. (2011), where she also obtained the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Certificate (2011). 

During her studies Masua served as a teaching assistant in several classes, and was co-organizer of the First Annual Conference for Israeli Ph.D. candidates in Law, and two International TAU Workshops for Junior Scholars in Law.

Masua obtained several scholarships and research grants during her studies. Among others, she was a Zvi Meitar Research Fellow, and won the TAU law faculty Minerva Center for Human Rights research grant and Na'amat research grant in equality and gender studies. 

Masua presented in conferences in leading universities both in Israel and abroad, and published in Law Reviews such as Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice and Hukim. 

Her research areas are: law and social change, religious feminism, religion & state. Her Ph.D. dissertation involves the interrelations between law and social change in the Israeli Jewish Orthodox feminism.  

Research Interests

Religious feminism, Law and social change, Family law, Constitutional law, Law & culture, Jurisprudence

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Education:

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012-

Ph.D. Candidate

Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Buchman Faculty of Law

Dissertation topic: “A Time to rend, and a Time to Sew" - Halakhic Feminism in Israel between Law and Society

Supervisors: Prof. Leora Bilsky, Prof. Menachem Mautner

Scholarships:  "Maskilot" fellow, David Hartman Center for Intellectual Leadership, Shalom Hartman Institute, 2017- ; Chutick foundation scholarship, Women and gender studies' forum, Tel-Aviv University, 2017; Research grant – "family, human rights and globalization", Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, 2016; Research grant  in equality and gender studies, Na'amat – Movement of Working Women & Volunteers, 2016; Research Scholar, Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 2012-2016; Research Fellow, The Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics, Entin Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, 2014

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY

LL.M., May 2011

Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Certificate, May 2011

Scholarships:Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, 2010-11; Norman E. Alexander Fellow, Columbia University School of Law, 2010-11; Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Students, Bar-Ilan University, 2010.

 

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, Ramat-Gan, Israel

LL.B. magna cum laude, in Law and Political Science, July, 2009.

Activities: Associate Editor, Law Studies – Bar Ilan Law Journal, 2007-2008; Staff Member, 2006-2007; Editor, Environmental Watch Journal, Bar Ilan University Environmental Clinic, 2006-2007.

Honors:  Dean’s Honors List, 2007.

 

Academic and Professional Experience:

Tel Aviv UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 Adjunct Lecturer, October 2017-

Legal Writing Skills

Tools for Effective Lawyering

Religious Feminism in Israeli Law

 

Teaching Assistant, February 2014-July 2017

 Legislation & Regulation: 2015-2017

 Feminism and the Law: 2014-2017

 

Sapir College School of Law, Sderot, Israel

Teaching Assistant, October 2012-July 2015

Family Law

 

ISRAELI MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, Jerusalem, Israel

 Law Clerk, March 2008-February 2009

Assisted the teams representing the Israeli Government and other State authorities in high-court hearings; conducted legal and comparative research in constitutional and administrative law; drafted the State responses to High Court petitions.

 

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Teaching Assistant, October 2006-July 2010

Constitutional Law: 2009-2010

Legal Aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 2008-2010

Economic Analysis of the Law: 2008-2010

Antitrust Law: 2008-2010

Property Law: 2006-2010

 

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Research Assistant, March 2005-July 2010

Dr. Adi Ayal, Economic Analysis of the Law - the Cell Phone Industry; 2007-2010

Dr. Gidi Sapir, Religious Liberties, 2009-2010

Dr. Tsilly Dagan, Tax Policy, International Tax Policy, Globalization and Tax Competition; 2005-2006, 2009

Prof. Shalom Lerner, Property Law and Sociology; 2005-2007

Dr. Moshe Helinger, Religion and Society; 2005-2007

Former Dean Yaffa Zilbershatz, Public International Law; 2005-2006

 

Thesis:

Introducing & Implementing Compromise-Based Approach in the Supreme-Court’s Judgments Regarding Equality Issues in Israeli Religious Education (written at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, submitted in Feb. 14, 2013, approved in Jun. 10, 2013, grade 95)

 

Full CV

Publications

Controlling the Education of Children in a Liberal Multicultural State – Religious Education in Israel: A Case Study, 31(4) Children’s Legal Rights Journal 49 (2011)

 

Cultural Bias in Judicial Decision Making, 35(2) Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice 229 (2015)

 

The State and New Religious Movements, in Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel 115 (Shai Feraro and James R. Lewis eds., 2017)

 

Regulation of the Circumciser Profession in Israel, 11 Hukim (forthcoming, 2018) (Hebrew)

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