Rivka Weill

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Rivka Weill is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.S.D, Yale Law School, 2002
L.L.M., Yale Law School, 1998
B.A. (additional) in Accounting, Tel-Aviv University, 1998

Courses Taught


  • Combating Terrorism in Comparative Perspective

Rivka Weill is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). She was the David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Chicago Law School in Autumn 2017. Rivka was a clerk and legal adviser for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Aharon Barak. In recent years, she received three times IDC’s “Best Researcher in Law School” award (2012, 2015, 2017) as well as IDC’s “Best Lecturer in Law School” award (2010). Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions. She has published in leading law journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Weill gave invited talks at prestigious universities across the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

Among her articles are On the Nexus of Eternity Clauses, Proportional Representation and Banned Political Parties (Election Law Journal, 2017); Resurrecting Legislation (I*CON, 2016); Exodus: Structuring Redemption of Captives (Cardozo Law Review, 2014); The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism Notwithstanding: On Judicial Review and Constitution-Making (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2014); Hybrid Constitutionalism: the Israeli Case for Judicial Review and Why We Should Care (Berkeley Journal of International Law, 2012); Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Review: On the Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Legislative Override Power (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2012); Centennial to the Parliament Act 1911: the Manner and Form Fallacy (Public Law, 2012); Evolution vs. Revolution: Dueling Models of Dualism (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2006); We the British People (Public Law, 2004); and Dicey was not Diceyan (Cambridge Law Journal, 2003).

Weill’s visit is funded by the Israel Institute.