The Judiciary

The research conducted in the Center focuses on the Israeli legal system. Being a mixed system, influenced by both Common Law and European Civil Law traditions, Israel provides a unique laboratory for the studying of issues that are of great interest to both Common Law and Civil Law systems. Other developments, such as the recent establishment of the specialized tribunal for adjudicating corporate and securities matters, provide an excellent opportunity to study the effect of institutional reforms on the operation of the system. Comprising of jurists, psychologists, and economists who engage in experimental and empirical work, the Center facilitates fruitful exchange, cooperation, and integration of different research methodologies to better understand the judiciary and judicial decision-making.