Dr. Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar is a lecturer and a researcher at the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN), and a member of the Striks Faculty of Law, where she servs as the head of the Clinical Center for Law and Society and the head of the Women’s Rights Clinic. She holds an LL.B. from Haifa University (1998); an L.L.M from the University of Ottawa Canada (2004) and a Ph.D from The Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada (2009).
Dr. Lowenstein did her Post Doctorate at the University of Haifa and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. She also worked at the Israeli District Attorney.
Dr. Lowenstein was a board member in Itach-Maaki- Women Lawyers for Social Justice (2008-2014), was a member in LEAF’s (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund in Canada) subcommittee concerning an appeal before the Canadian Supreme Court (R. v. J.A.). she was the Head of the Law School Equality Promoting Commission (2012-2013), and Member of the College’s Committee on Sexual Harassment (2013). She develops and promotes a variety of policy change and social change projects in the area of law, gender and social change.
Her scholarly work deals with marital rape, sexual violence, affirmative consent in rape cases, battered women who kill and clinical legal education.
Research Interests and teaching; Criminal law and gender, violence against women, sexual violence, consent in criminal law, clinical education and law and social change.