Yishai Beer

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2019)

Yishai Beer

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2019)

Prof. Yishai Beer is a professor of law at the Radzyner School of Law (IDC), specializing in taxation and the law of armed conflict. He is also a Major General (ret.) in the Israel Defense Forces. His last book - MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM AND HUMANITARIAN LAW – was published recently (2018) by Oxford University Press. 

Beer's legal career began after he received a BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA from the London School of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1985. He joined the law faculty at the Hebrew University in 1986 and has since then, for twenty-four years, taught courses and seminars there in taxation and corporate law. Since 2010 he has been lecturing at the IDC (taxation and the law of armed conflict). Beer was a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law school in 2017; Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in 1990-92 and at NYU Law School in 2009-2010.

  • Ph.D., Hebrew University, 1990
  • LL.M., London School of Economics, 1986
  • LL.B., Hebrew University, 1983
Areas of Expertise
  • Taxation
  • The Law of Armed Conflict
  • Military Professionalism and Humanitarian Law: The Struggle to Reduce the Hazards of War (OUP) 2018
  • Military Strategy: The Blind Spot of International Humanitarian Law, 8 Harvard National Security Journal (2017) 333-378
  • Humanity Considerations Cannot Reduce War’s Hazards Alone: Revitalizing the Concept of Military Necessity 26 EUR. J. INT'L L. (2015) 801-828
S. Contemporary Challenges to the International Laws of War