Professor Ayelet Blecher-Prigat is the Dean of the Law School at the Academic College of Law & Science. Prof. Blecher-Prigat's research focuses on various aspects of family law, children's rights, inheritance law, and law and religion in Israel. Prior to assuming the role of Dean of the law-school, Prof. Blecher-Prigat was co-director of the Center for the Rights of the Child and the Family at the College and a co-editor of The Family in Law Journal, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal (in Hebrew).
Prof. Blecher-Prigat obtained her JSD (2005) and LL.M.(Kent scholar 1999) from Columbia Law School. Her LL.B. (magna cum laude) is from the Tel-Aviv University (1997). Prior to turning to academic career, Prof. Blecher-Prigat clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court Justice Strasberg-Cohen
Areas of Research
Family law, children's rights, inheritance law, law and religion
Family law, inheritance law, advanced family law, legal regulation of end of life
Parenthood Based on Relationship: Between Substance and Form – Co Motherhood as a Case Study, forthcoming in IYUNEI MISHPAT (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) (2022) [Hebrew] (with Ruth Zafran and Noy Na'aman)
The Abolition of Legal Marriage in Israel as a Potential Queer- Religious Project, forthcoming in QUEER AND RELIGIOUS ALLIANCES: FRIENDSHIP IN FAMILY LAW AND BEYOND (Nausica Palazzo & Jeff Redding eds., Anthem Press, 2022) (with Noy Na'aman).
Echoes of Nonmarriage, 51 Arizona State Law Journal 1213 (2019)
Commentary on O’Neal v. Wilkes, Feminist Judgements: Rewritten Trusts and Estates Opinions 81 (Deborah S. Gordon, Browne C. Lewis, and Carla Spivack, eds.eds., Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Children's Right to Privacy, The Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law 363 (Jim Dwyer ed., Oxford University Press, 2019) (invited contribution).
Privacy in the Family, Law, Privacy, and the Surveillance Society 339 (Law, Society, and Culture Series, Tel Aviv University, Michael Birnhack ed. 2019) [Hebrew].
Conceiving Parents, 41 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 119 (2018).
Celebrating 40 years to TAU Law Review – Evaluating 40 years of Family Law Research, 40 Iyunei Mishpat 547 (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) (2018) [Hebrew] (invited contribution) (with Ruth Zafran).
Divorce for All: Same-Sex Divorce as a Test Case, 21 Law and Business-IDC Law Review 81 (2018). [Hebrew[.
Wills Interpretation: Dignifying the Deceased and Restoring the Soul of the Will, 38 Iyunei Mishpat (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) 571 (2016) [Hebrew] (with Shelly Kreiczer-Levy).
From Partnership to Joint-Parenthood: The Financial Implications of the Joint Parenthood Relationship, 19 Law and Business-IDC Law Review 821 (2016). [Hebrew[.
"Children are Joy": Same-Sex Parenthood and Artificial Reproductive Technologies, in Meeting In Road: The Lgbt Community Handbook 395 (Alon Harel, Einav Morgenstern, Yaniv Lushinski, eds., Jerusalem: Sacher Institute, Hebrew University Faculty of Law, 2015) . [Hebrew[ (with Ruth Zafran).
Same-Sex Relationships and Israeli Law in Same Sex Couples. Comparative Insights on Marriage and Cohabitation 131 (Macarena Saez ed., Springer Press 2015).
A Constitutional Right to Marry: Israeli Style, 47 Israel Law Review 1 (2014).
Between Function and Form: Towards a Differentiated Model of Functional Parenthood, 20 George Mason Law Review 419 (2013).
The Costs of Raising Children: Toward a Theory of Financial Obligations between Co-Parents, 13 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 179 (2012).
Child and Family Law in Israel: Dynamism and Schizophrenia, in THE FUTURE OF CHILD AND FAMILY LAW: INTERNATIONAL PREDICTIONS (Elaine E. Sutherland, ed., Cambridge University Press 2012) (with Rhona Schuz).
Privacy for Children, 42 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 101 (2011) (with Benjamin Shmueli).
Strangers or Parents: The Current and the Desirable Legal Status of Parents' Spouses, 40 Mishpatim (The Hebrew University Law Review) 5 (2010) [Hebrew] (with Dafna Hacker).
The Family and the Law, in Is Law Important? 235 (Law, Society, and Culture Series, Tel Aviv University, Dafna Hacker & Netta Ziv edts. 2010) [Hebrew].
The Interplay between Tort Law and Religious Family Law: The Israeli Case, 26 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (2009) (with Benjamin Shmueli).
Rethinking Visitation: From a Parental to a Relational Right 16 Duke Journal Of Gender Law & Policy 1 (2009).
Until Death Do Us Part?”: On the Mutual Wills Doctrine in Israel, in Essays In Memory Of Professor Menashe Shava (Daniel Friedman & Aharon Barak eds., 2005). [Hebrew].
Rights, Boundaries, and the Family, 27 Iyunei Mishpat (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) 539 (2003) [Hebrew].