Pnina Lahav, the Israeli-born scholar and author, is a Professor of Law and a member of the faculty of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University. Her fields of expertise are constitutional law, first amendment law and legal history. She is the recipient of many awards, prizes and distinguished fellowships, most recently, the Israel Studies Award for Lifetime Achievement (2017) and the Boston University School of Law Silver Shingle Award (2018.) She is the author of numerous publications, including the acclaimed judicial biography Justice in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century. Of late Professor Lahav has focused her attention on the status and history of women and is presently completing the biography of Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth prime minister, through the gender lens.
Professor of Law Emeritus, Boston University