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Prof. Yaniv Roznai

Prof. Yaniv Roznai

Harry Radzyner Law School

Contact Details

Phone: 09-9602404
Fax: 09-9527996


Prof. Yaniv Roznai is a Senior Lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. He holds a PhD and LL.M (Distinction) from The London School of Economics (LSE), and LLB and BA degrees (Magna cum Laude) in Law and Government from the IDC. In 2015-2016, Yaniv was a Post-Doc Fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa and at the Hauser Global Law School, New York University (NYU). In 2013, he was a visiting researcher at the Program in Law and Public Affair (LAPA), Princeton University.

Prof. Roznai is the Co-Founding Chair of the Israeli Association of Legislation, an elected member of the Council of The International Society of Public Law and an elected board member and former secretary general of the Israeli Association of Public Law. His scholarship focuses on comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory, legisprudence, and public international law. His publications appeared in journals such as The American Journal of Comparative Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Maryland Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Global Constitutionalism, The Theory and Practice of Legislation, Jus Politicum, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Stanford Law and Policy Review, Wisconsin International Law Journal, European Review of Public Law, German Law Journal, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Prof. Roznai’s research was presented in leading universities such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, NYU, Texas, Cornell, Indiana, Washington University St. Louis, Hong Kong University, National University Singapore, Queen Mary, LSE, EUI, Edinburgh and Dublin.

In 2015, Prof. Roznai was awarded the 2014 Thesis Prize of the European Group of Public Law for his PhD dissertation. His book, “Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments - The Limits of Amendment Powers” was published in 2017 with Oxford University Press – Constitutional Theory Series. In 2018 it was awarded the Inaugural International Society for Public Law (ICONS) Book Prize (and shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Theory and History Book Prize). Prof. Roznai was awarded the 2018 Israeli Association of Public Law Gorni Prize for Young Researchers, the 2019 Justice Cheshin Prize for Excellence in Legal Research for Young Researchers, and IDC Excellence in Teaching Award for 2018. He was also included in 2019 TheMarker’s list of Israel’s 40 under 40 in the category of
researchers.His book "Constitutional Revolution", co-authored with Prof. Gary Jacobsohn, is forthcoming with Yale University Press.


Ph.D., London School of Economics

Major research and teaching fields

Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Constitutional Identity
Public International Law
Law and Revolution
International Law of Armed Conflict
International Human Rights Law