Friedmann, Daniel 1936-

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FRIEDMANN, Daniel 1936-


Born April 17, 1936, in Tel Aviv, Palestine (now Israel). Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.Jur. (cum laude), 1957, Dr.Jur., 1967; attended London School of Economics and Political Science, 1961-62; Harvard University, LL.M., 1971.


Home—12 Rav Ashi St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel 69395; fax: 03-641-7135. Office—Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. E-mail—[email protected].


Supreme Court of Israel, law clerk to Justice Y. Sussman, 1959-61; admitted to the Bar of Israel, 1963; lawyer in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1963-65, 1966-68; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, instructor, 1966-68; Tel Aviv University, senior lecturer, 1968-70, associate professor, 1970-73, professor of law, 1973—, Danielle Rubinstein Chair of Comparative Private Law, 2000, dean of law faculty, 1974-78, founding member and director of Cegla Institute for Comparative and Private International Law, 1986-91, founding member and dean of Law School at College of Management, 1990-97. Harvard University Law School, visiting professor, 1978-79; Queen Mary College, London, W. G. Hart Visiting Professor, 1982-83; University of Pennsylvania, visiting professor, 1986-87; Fordham University, visiting professor, 2002-03. Advisory Committee for the Codification of Civil Law in Israel, member, 1984—. Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, member of academic committee, 1984-89.


International Academy of Comparative Law, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


Zeltner Prize, 1982; Israel Prize, 1991; Sussman Prize, 1992; Minkhoff Prize, 2001.


Dine 'a'siyat 'osher ve-lo ba-mishpat (title means "The Law of Unjust Enrichment"), Avukah (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1970, 2nd edition published in two volumes, Aviram (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1998.

The Effect of Foreign Law on the Law of Israel, Israel Law Review Association (Jerusalem, Israel), 1975.

(Editor, with Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker) Rules for International Grade in Services: A Symposium, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft (Baden-Baden, Germany), 1990.

Hozim (in Hebrew; title means "Contracts"), Aviram (Tel Aviv, Israel), Volume 1, 1991, Volume 2 (with Nili Cohen), 1992, Volume 3 (with Cohen and others), 2003.

(Editor, with Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker) Conflict Resolution in International Trade: A Symposium, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft (Baden-Baden, Germany), 1993.

(Editor) Dine hiyuvim—helek kelali (in Hebrew; title means "The Law of Obligations: General Part"), Aviram (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1994.

(Editor, with Jack Beatson; and contributor) Good Faith and Fault in Contracts, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

Ha-ratsahta ve-gam yarashta: Mishpat, musar vehevrah be-sipure ha-Mikra, Devir (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2000, translation published as To Kill and Take Possession: Law, Morality, and Society in Biblical Stories, Hendrickson Publishers (Peabody, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Daphne Barak-Erez) Human Rights in Private Law, Hart Publishing (Portland, OR), 2001.

Also author of Motor Vehicle Insurance (in Hebrew), Tagidim, 1972. Contributor to books, including Essays on the Law of Restitution, edited by Burrows, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1991; Restitution: Past, Present, and Future, edited by Cornish, Nolan, and others, 1998; and International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Contributor of articles and reviews to law journals, including Texas Law Review and Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.



Library Journal, January, 2003, David Bourquin, review of To Kill and Take Possession: Law, Morality, and Society in Biblical Stories, p. 118.