Dr. Reut Yael Paz

Public Law and International Law
Licher Straße 76
D-35394 Gießen

Contact: reut.y.paz@recht.uni-giessen.de

Dr. Reut Paz is an Israeli scholar specializing in international law, European law, international relations and legal history. She studied law and political science at the University of Helsinki Finland (LLM, MA), and received her PhD from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. During her studies, she was awarded several scholarships, including from the Finnish government (CIMO), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Bar-Ilan University Academic Excellence Scholarship. Dr. Paz conducted research for two years as a postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Humboldt University in Berlin. She taught international law at the College of Management, Israel; international legal history at Humboldt University; European law at Freie Universität and at the University of Wisconsin Law School, USA. After spending several years as a senior researcher at the law faculty of the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, from 2019-2021 Paz taught antisemitism and law as a guest professor at the Centre for Antisemitism at the Technical University in Berlin. Paz is the author of “A Gateway Between a Distant God & a Cruel World: The Contribution of Jewish German Scholars to International Law” (2012). She has authored several articles for handbooks and periodicals, including the “European Journal of International Law,” the “German Law Journal,” and the “Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory.”

In 2021, together with Professor Thilo Marauhn, Dr. Paz initiated the project “Seeing Antisemitism Through Law: High Promises or Indeterminacies?” (SATL) and the BMBF project entitled “Struggling for Justice – Antisemitismus als justizielle Herausforderung.“

Publications (Selection):

Ilsemann, Mareike, and Paz, Reut Yael. ‘Wie hält es das Recht mit dem Antisemitismus?’, 15 September 2021. https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/entdecken/magazin-humboldt-kosmos/wissenschaft-kommunizieren-zwischen-preprint-und-shitstorm/frau-paz-wie-haelt-es-das-recht-mit-dem-antisemitismus.

Paz, Reut Yael. ‘The Stubborn Subversiveness of Judaism’s Matrilineal Principle’. Verfassungsblog (blog). Accessed 13 October 2021. https://verfassungsblog.de/the-stubborn-subversiveness-of-judaisms-matrilineal-principle/.

Paz, Reut Yael. ‘Legalizing Antisemitism? The Legacy of Savigny’s Roman(Tic) Law’. In Christianity and International Law, edited by Pamela Slotte and John D. Haskell, 1st ed., 177–98. Cambridge University Press, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108565646.009.

Paz, Reut Yael. A Gateway between a Distant God and a Cruel World: The Contribution of Jewish German-Speaking Scholars to International Law. Brill Nijhoff, 2012. https://brill.com/view/title/21640.