Pnina Lahav (GRS’83)

Professor of Law and a Law Alumni Scholar at the Boston University School of Law

Pnina Lahav is a Professor of Law and a Law Alumni Scholar at the Boston University School of Law. During the course of her legal career, she has published nearly 50 journal articles and three books, including the critically acclaimed Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century (University of California Press, 1997). Winner of Israel’s Seltner Award (1998) and the Gratz College Centennial Book Award (1998), Judgment in Jerusalem was offered as a selection by the History Book Club in the United States and was the subject of a symposium at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1999.

Among the prestigious research fellowships that Professor Lahav has earned are a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, a grant from the Lipsitt Faculty Research Fund at Boston University, and a fellowship at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She also served as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2008.

Professor Lahav has taught at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Herzlia, Oxford University, and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France. She is a graduate of Hebrew University Faculty of Law, in Jerusalem, Israel (LLB 1969), and Yale Law School (LLM 1971 and JSD 1973). She earned an MA in Political Science from Boston University in 1983.


See Pnina Lahav speak at the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Her session, “The Women of the Wall” is the final part of the three-part series.