Prof. Noya Rimalt

Law and Feminism, Criminal Law, Law and Society

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Noya Rimalt joined the University of Haifa Law Faculty after serving as the founding director of the clinical program in civil rights at Tel-Aviv University. She teaches various courses in the areas of criminal law, gender studies and feminist legal theory. In recent years she was a visiting professor at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics and a visiting faculty at Georgetown Law Center and at the Washington College of Law at American University. She currently serves as the co-director of the Center for Gender, Law and Policy.
Professor Rimalt received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University, her LL.M (Summa Cum Laude) (as a New Israel Fund Civil Liberties Fellow) from Washington College of Law at American University and a Ph.D in Law (J.S.D) from Tel-Aviv University. She has won the Raul Wallenberg Prize for Outstanding Research in Human Rights for her Ph.D dissertation.
Professor Rimalt’s scholarship examines the intersections of gender, law and feminism in both legal theory and practice. She has written articles on numerous issues such as female offenders, sexual harassment, gender and multiculturalism, women in the military, female conscientious objectors, motherhood and work, abortions, criminalizing the client in prostitution, gender segregation in academic programs for the Ultra-Orthodox, comparable worth and affirmative action. Her book Legal Feminism from Theory to Practice: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Israel and the United States has been published in 2010 by Haifa University Press and Pardes Publishing House. Professor Rimalt is the recipient of the 2018-2019 University of Haifa Excellence in Teaching Award.