Professor Barak Medina holds the Justice Haim Cohen Chair in Human Rights at the faculty of law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since October 2017 he serves as the Rector of the Hebrew University.
He is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University (LLB, BA and MA in economics), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the Hebrew University (PhD in economics), and served as a Visiting Professor at the Law Schools of Columbia University in New-York and University of California Berkeley.
Professor Medina’s research interests include constitutional law and economic analysis of law. He authored seven books, including the latest editions of the most authoritative book on Israeli constitutional law, and a book on Human Rights Law in Israel, and published more than fifty academic articles.