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University of Haifa
Faculty of Law

199 Abba Khushy Ave.

Haifa 3498838


Research Interests

Family Law

Sexuality, Gender, and the Law

Feminist Legal Theory

Race (Orientalism) and the Law

Constitutional and Human Rights Law

Islamic Law




Dr. Karin Carmit Yefet is an Associate Professor and a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Law. She holds a Master's degree and doctorate from Yale Law School as a Fulbright, Fischman and HSBC scholar, and an L.L.B. and LL.M. from Bar-Ilan University, both summa cum laude and first in her class.
Dr. Yefet's award-winning scholarship on family law and feminist legal theory has been published in leading journals and focuses on the impact of religion on women's lives from feminist, comparative, and constitutional perspectives. She has also written extensively on issues pertaining to Orientalism, the military, and female sexuality, research for which she received some of the highest honors awarded to junior scholars.
Dr. Yefet clerked in the Israeli Supreme Court, served as a senior adviser to the State Committee for investigating Israel’s adherence to International Humanitarian Law, and advises the Israeli Ministry of Justice and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on women’s rights issues. She is also a member of the Yale Leadership Society and the Editor-In-Chief of the Online Haifa Law Journal.



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