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Faculty of Law Visiting Professorships HS 2023

Visiting Professors Fall Semester 2023

Prof. Orit Malka

Prof. Orit Malka

Dr. Orit Malka is a professor of Law and Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  She is a legal historian working on early Jewish law. Her research deals with the development of legal ideas, and the intellectual history of legal concepts and institutions, with a special focus on the interaction of Jewish law and Roman law in late antiquity.  Orit earned her dissertation from Tel Aviv University, the faculty of law, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Taube center for Jewish Studies in Stanford University. 

Among her publications are: “Disqualified Witnesses between Tannaitic Halakha and Roman Law: The Archeology of a Legal Institution”,  37.4 Law and History Review 903-936 (2019); “Ab Hostibus Captus et a Latronibus Captus: The Impact of the Roman Model of Citizenship on Rabbinic Law”, 109.2 Jewish Quarterly Review 141-172 (2019), (co-authored with Dr. Yakir Paz); and “On the Meaning of hē‘.d in Biblical Hebrew: Between Summoning Witnesses and Imposing Oaths,” 1.aop, 1-22 (2021).

Prof. Christos Gortsos

Prof. Christos Gortsos

Christos Gortsos has a tenured position as Professor of Public Economic Law at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and is a Visiting Professor at the Europa-Institut of the University of Saarland. During the Academic Year 2022-2023, he was Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zürich – conducting a research study on the implementation of international financial standards in Swiss banking regulation, and Senior Fellow at the Zürich-based Collegium Helveticum.

Furthermore (among other academic and professional activities) he is:

Vice-President of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs);
a member of the European Parliament’s and the European Court of Auditors’ expert groups on banking resolution; and
President of the Academic Board of the Frankfurt-based “European Banking Institute” (EBI).

He studied law, macroeconomics, finance, as well as international politics and history at the Universities of Athens, Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School) and Geneva (Graduate Institute of International Studies, where he was also awarded his PhD on international banking regulation). The main fields of his academic activity include international and EU monetary and financial law, central banking law and institutional economics.

His academic papers at SSRN can be accessed at:; his most recent book (June 2023) entitled: The European Banking Regulation Handbook, V , was published in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions.

During the academic year 2017-2018 he was granted the Bernard Braudel Senior Fellowship at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and for the period September – October 2018 he was Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College of the Oxford University, affiliated to the Political Economy for Financial Markets (PEFM) program. For the fall semester of the academic year 2023-2024, he is invited as Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zürich; in this capacity, he will teach a course on “EU central banking law”.

Prof. Norberto Hernández Jiménez

Prof. Norberto Hernandez Jimenez

Prof. Norberto Hernández Jiménez is Professor of Criminal Law (General and Special Part) and Criminology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. Prof. Hernández Jiménez received his doctorate in law from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.

Prof. Hernández Jiménez studied at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he completed a Master's degree in Criminology and Law Enforcement, and at the Universidad Libre in Bogotá, where he completed a Master's degree in Criminal Law.

Prof. Hernández Jiménez completed specializations at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá (Administrative and Constitutional Law) and at the Universidad Libre (Criminal Law). 

Furthermore, Prof. Hernández Jiménez holds the title of attorney-at-law from the Universidad Libre.