Eliezer Rivlin

Visiting Professor of Law


LL.B., 1968, Hebrew University
LL.M., 1982, Tel Aviv University
LL.M., 1985, Temple University


Elizer Rivlin is the former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel. After graduating from Hebrew University, he practiced law in Beer Sheva for seven years, representing governmental agencies, corporations and private clients. In 1976, he was appointed to be a judge in the Southern Traffic Court and in 1978, he was appointed as a Judge of the Court of the First Degree. In 1982, he was nominated to be a judge of the Southern District Court, where he served until he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel in 2000. He served for over 20 years as a military judge of the Special Court Marshall and then as a judge and a Colonel at the Military Court of Appeal - all in the framework of the Military Reserve Forces. Professor Rivlin kept teaching in several academic institutes in Israel (Hebrew and English) and abroad (English), and took part in a variety of academic and professional activities and professional conferences -  delivering lectures and participating in academic panels.


He has headed several national commissions, and conducted and supervised the recent general elections in Israel, where he was in charge of hundreds of employees. He headed the national elections committee composed of delegates from most political parties in Israel. The President of the State of Israel described the operation as "an efficient mission that was carried properly, respectfully, in a way that any democracy would be proud of." Professor Rivlin serves as the world president of The International Organization for Judicial Training which has 107 members from 67 countries from all over the world.


Professor Rivlin served as a member of two commissions of judges appointments – state judges, including the appointment of Supreme Court Justices, and military judges. For six years he served as the Chairman of the Supreme Court Institute for Judicial Ethics and is now serving, inter alia, as the Chairman of the Supreme Court Institute for Legal clerks Ethics. He has taken part in several legal commissions initiated by the Court and by the Ministry of Justice.

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