Daniel Friedmann - Biography#

Daniel Friedmann was born in Tel-Aviv in Israel. He received his doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School.

After a brief practice in a lawyer's office in Tel-Aviv, he joined the then newly established Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law and served as its Dean between 1974 and 1978.

Prof. Friedmann served as Minister of Justice of Israel (2007-2009). He is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, member of the American Law Institute and a member (titulaire) of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

His awards include the Zeltner Prize, Sussman Prize, Minkoff Prize and the prestigious Israel Prize.

He has been visiting professor at Harvard University Law School; the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Queen Mary College - the University of London; and Fordham University Law School.

He was a member of the National Commission of Inquiry appointed by the President of the Supreme Court to investigate price regulation of bank shares. He has been a member of a number of Legislative Advisory Committees, including the Advisory Committee (Chairman, Justice A. Barak) appointed by the Minister of Justice for the Codification of Civil Law in Israel.

Professor Friedmann participated in the establishment of the Cegla Institute for Comparative and Private International Law at Tel Aviv University, and has been its first director. He was also the Founding Dean of the Law School of the College of Management .

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