Along with the Israel Consul General of New York, and the Law Students For Israel group, the Taub Center is proud to present Justice Grunis and his remarks on Israel's Supreme Court. This talk will focus on the history of Israel's constitutional law, the unique features of Israel's Supreme Court and the most important decisions of the Court. It will conclude with a discussion on the influence of American jurisprudence on Israeli law.
Asher Dan Grunis was awarded a D.Jur. by Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, Canada in 1977. In September 1988, Dr. Grunis was first appointed to the bench, sitting for eight years as a judge in the Beer-Sheba District Court, followed by a further six years in the Tel-Aviv District Court.
In April 2002, Dr. Grunis was given a one-year appointment to the Supreme Court of Israel, and in June 2013 he was appointed as one of its fifteen permanent Justices. In February 2012, he became President (Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court, serving until his retirement in January 2015