• Katia & Hans Guth-Dreyfus Lectureship in Conflict Resolution and Law
• Faculty of Law The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Keren Weinshall is an Associate Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law, and holds the Guth-Dreyfus Chair in Conflict Resolution and Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Weinshall served as the Founding Director of the Israeli Courts Research Division and the national expert representing the State of Israel at the European Commission for Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in the Council of Europe (2010-2014). Previously, Weinshall worked as a legal adviser to the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee (2003-2007).
Weinshall earned an LLB in Law and a BA in Political Science (both magna cum laude, 2003) from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Political Science from Hebrew University (valedictorian, 2007) and a PhD in Political Science from Hebrew University (2012). She was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School (2009-2010) and taught as a Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute in Germany (2015).
Weinshall specializes in empirical research on socio-legal institutions. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the relationship between politics and law, with an emphasis on judicial decision-making. Weinshall has published a book and papers in leading journals, including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS), Regulation & Governance and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Weinshall is a Fellow of the Israel Young Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was awarded several awards for her work, including the Gorny Prize for Outstanding Young Scholars in Public Law, the Birk Prize for Distinguished Research, the Heshin Award for Excellence in Legal Research (young scholar), and grants from the Israeli Centers for Research Excellence (I-core group grant), the Israeli Science Foundation (Individual Research grant).