Dr Shlomit Wallerstein

Dr Shlomit Wallerstein

Fellow and Tutor in Law
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 278955

Dr Shlomit Wallerstein, LLB Jerusalem, MSt DPhil Oxf, Israeli Bar, University lecturer, Fellow & Tutor in Law at St. Peter’s college specializes in Criminal law, International Criminal Law and jurisprudence. She has varied interests in the areas of criminal law, international criminal law and jurisprudence and has published articles on legal and theoretical aspects of offences concerned with national security and the democratic regime, defences, theoretical aspects of the general part of criminal law, sexual offences and on theoretical questions concerning international criminal law. Her articles have been published in leading international law journals such as Criminal law Review, Criminal Law and Philosophy and the Virginia Law Review.

Shlomit advised the Justice Verma Committee (India) investigating the reform of India's sexual violence laws, urging for a law reform (The Justice Verma Committee was established on 21 December 2012 following the brutal gang rape of an Indian woman the previous week. Their final report was published on 23rd January 2013).

Shlomit has been recently interviewed on the BBC World Service programme: ‘The Forum’, discussing how to make good law.

Shlomit teaches Criminal law, Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law. In 2012 she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and in 2011 she was a Visiting Professor at Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. In 2008/09 She was the Director of Legal Studies at Regent’s Part College, Oxford. In 2003/04 she taught (part time) at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford. From 1997 to 1999, she has taught as a teaching assistant at the Hebrew University.

Currently Shlomit is a member of the steering committee of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), The James Martin 21st Century Schools at Oxford University.

Formerly, Shlomit clerked in the Israeli Supreme Court, and was the Editor-In-Chief of Mishpatim the Hebrew University’s Law Review.

For a list of his publications, see her profile on the Oxford Law Faculty's webpage