Asher Grunis

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Asher Grunis
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President of the Supreme Court of Israel
Incumbent
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Dorit Beinisch
Personal details
Born (1945-01-17) January 17, 1945 (age 70)
Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine
Nationality Israeli
Spouse(s) Rene Grunis
Children 3
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Virginia School of Law
Religion Judaism

Asher Dan Grunis (Hebrew: אשר דן גרוניס‎, born January 17, 1945) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel in 2012-2015. He was appointed to the position on February 28, 2012, after the retirement of Dorit Beinisch. He retired from the bench at the age of 70, in January 2015.

Biography[edit]

Born in Israel, Grunis served in the Israeli army (1962-1965), earned an LL.B. degree (1968) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was admitted to the Israeli bar in 1969. In 1972 he earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from the University of Virginia in the United States before being awarded a D.Jur. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada.[1][2] Grunis served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel since 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography at Stanford Law Review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 5, 2008)
  2. ^ Official Israeli Courts biography