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Title: Executive Director, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society
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Daniella Beinisch is the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law Economy and Society, and serves as the Gilbert Foundation Lecturer in Israeli Law and Society.
Beinisch received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where her work focused on the new criminal procedure represented by “problem-solving courts.” Her research interests involve the intersections between civil society organizations and governmental agencies; criminal justice; community justice; and the social role of courts. At Berkeley, she teaches on comparative law and constitutionalism in the undergraduate Legal Studies Program.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, Beinisch spent five years as a criminal prosecutor at the Israeli State Attorney’s office, where she handled appellate litigation in the Israeli Supreme Court. She also held management positions in several Israeli NGOs promoting educational programs and social welfare, and served from 2008-2010 as a Fellow at Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society.
LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2001)
LL.M., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003)
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania (2007)
S.J.D., University of Pennsylvania (2011)
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