Prof. Menachem Mautner, Prof. Leora Bilsky
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.
Religious feminism, Law and social change, Family law, Constitutional law, Law & culture, Jurisprudence
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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
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
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)
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)