HU Professor Shares His Insights on Judicial Reform in Israel

On Wednesday, May 24, Prof. Tomer Broude, Dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) Faculty of Law and holder of the Bessie and Michael Greenblatt QC Chair in Public and International Law, was the featured speaker at a fireside chat and Q&A with Bobby Gerber, Midwest Region board member of the American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) and Managing Partner of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. The Chicago event featured Prof. Broude’s presentation, “Judicial Reforms and the Future of Israel’s Democracy,” which focused on the critical role the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law plays in Israeli jurisprudence. In attendance were AFHU Midwest Region board members, including Mary Ann Tuft and Karen Herbst and their invited guests. 

Sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, a dozen attendees gathered at the famous Rookery Building, a historic building in the Chicago Loop and home to the offices of Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, to discuss far-reaching topics including Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law curriculum, the role of HU graduates in legal public service and the judiciary, and the effectiveness of protests in Israel.  

The Hebrew University Faculty of Law is the beneficiary of The Decalogue Foundation (the charitable arm of The Decalogue Society of Lawyers) endowed fellowship, The Decalogue Society of Lawyers Perpetual Fellowship Fund. This year’s scholarship was awarded in honor of Martin Moltz, Associate Judge on the Cook County (Illinois) Judicial Circuit Court. Robert Matanky, the President of The Decalogue Foundation, is the brother of AFHU’s National Campaign Chair, James Matanky.