Professor Asher Maoz is the Founding Dean of the Peres Academic Center Law School. He was for many years on the Faculty of Law at Tel-Aviv University, where he taught Constitutional Law, State and Religion, Freedom of Speech, Family Law, and Succession Law.
Professor Maoz holds the degrees LLB and LLM, both summa cum laude (Hebrew University), M Comp L (University of Chicago), JSD (Tel-Aviv University) and Doctor Honoris Causa (Ovidius University, Romania).
He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Law, Society and Culture; a former editor of the Tel-Aviv University Law Review; a member of the Scientific Board, Review Dionysina; a member of the Academic Council of the International Academy for Jewish Leadership; Senior fellow, International Advisory & Research Council, Inter-University Center for Legal Studies & Center for Terrorism Studies; and a member of the Academic Council, Shalem College, Jerusalem.
Maoz has: headed the Law Commission for Journalists’ Privileges appointed by the Ministers of Justice and of Internal Security; been appointed by the President of the Supreme Court of Israel to the Commission for Codification of the Succession Law; Served as academic advisor to the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on adopting a constitution for the State of Israel; been a Member the Committee for Drafting a Constitution for the State of Israel; been a Member, Scientific Committee NEDES International conferences organised by The International Institute for Human Rights (IIHR), Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, National Council for Combating Discrimination, Committee for Human Rights, Cults and National Minorities Issues and European Center for Promoting Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunities; Headed the Taubenschlag Institute, Tel-Aviv University; been the First elected public representative on the Board of ISPAC – the International Scientific & Professional Advisory Council of the UN Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice; and he serves with many other organizations.
He has taught at several universities in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and is the author of numerous publications on the intersections of law and religion. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS). He is the author of dozens of academic publications in the areas of constitutional law, law and religion, interreligious issues, Jewish law, family law, and inheritance.