Dr. Rabeea Assy

Civil Procedure and Evidence Law

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Dr Rabeea Assy is a senior lecturer and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa. He specializes in procedure and evidence, but is also interested in analytical jurisprudence and legal history. The University of Haifa is Rabeea's home university, where he read for his LL.B. and LL.M. (ranked 1st in class). In 2011 he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Adrian Zuckerman. 

Rabeea's studies at Oxford were fully funded by the Oxford University Clarendon Fund, and his doctoral work was awarded two consecutive Modern Law Review prizes. Whilst a doctoral student Rabeea served as a Senior Editor and subsequently as the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. 

Rabeea's published work includes a book on the right to self-representation (INJUSTICE IN PERSON, Oxford University Press, 2015); a chapter on parole proceedings in a compiled volume (also published by Oxford University Press, 2016); and a number of articles on civil procedure and evidence, published in such prominent journals as the Journal of Law and Society, Civil Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice and Behaviour. His work has been internationally recognized and regularly cited by leading academics and courts across the Commonwealth. His main work, INJUSTICE IN PERSON (2015), has been reviewed by all the leading journals in England (including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Modern Law Review, the Law Quarterly Review, and the Cambridge Law Journal), and several symposiums and events have been held to discuss it. In recognition of his scholarship, his research projects over the last four years have been supported by generous research grants given by the EU's Marie Curie Actions program, the German Israeli Fund, and Israel's Maof Fund. He also received the prestigious Cheishen Prize.  

Dr Rabeea Assy was a visiting Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford, and a frequent visiting teacher at the Oxford University Faculty of Law. He was also a research fellow at the Global Hauser Program at New York University. Recently, he was elected by the student body at Haifa as a Distinguished Teacher. He also acts as a regular referee for several internationally leading journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, as well as for the national scientific funds of the Netherlands and Israel. At Haifa, he currently heads a masters program (LLM) in administrative and private law.   


  • DPhil in Law, University of Oxford (2008-2012)
  • LLM University of Haifa (ranked first in class with grades average of 99/100) (2002-2005)
  • LLB University of Haifa (1997-2000)

Other Appointments:

  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, 2014-onwards.
  • Visiting Fellow, Mansfield College Oxford, 2016.
  • Editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 2009–2010.
  • Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 2008–2009. 
  • Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Global Fellows Program, NYU School of Law, New York, Fall 2009.

Recent Awards and Prizes:

  • Zeltner Prize (2018)
  • Cheishen Prize (2015)
  • EU Marie Curie Grant (2012-2016)
  • GIF Young Scientists (2015)
  • Maof Fund (2011-2014)
  • Distinguished Teacher, Haifa Law Faculty (2013)
  • Modern Law Review Award (2010–2011)
  • University of Oxford Clarendon Fund (2007–2010; according to the Fund's website, less than 7 percent of applicants are selected)
  • British Government Overseas Research Student Award (ORS)

Fields of Intrests

  • Civil procedure
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence​