Omer is a PhD candidate in the Law Faculty. In his dissertation, supervised by Dr. David Schorr, Omer wishes to join the thrilling Renaissance in the study of the League of Nations in recent years. At the heart of the flourishing historical research lie questions regarding the centrality and importance of the League of Nations in the first half of the 20th Century, as well as its influence on the international arena even beyond 1945. It seems that today, the League of Nations in lightened with some bright new perspectives than it had received so far by the hegemonic perspectives that dominated the field of historiography during almost all of the last century.
In his research project, Omer extends this Renaissance’s reach, both in historical-legal and in environmental aspects. That is, while he examines the unique ways in which the pioneer institution was creating and regulating the relations between nature, environment, man and community on timeline between the years 1919-1939.
Before joining the Zvi Meitar Center’s PhD Program, Omer wrote his LL.M. Thesis also in the Center. Supervised by Prof. Ron Harris, Omer has suggested a revisionist historical and socio-political analysis of certain chapters of early Israeli law. Focusing The Israeli Supreme Court in the formative decades of the 1950s and the 1960s in the new born state of Israel, Omer was interested in certain representation of political, sociological and cultural perspectives, which were reflected in the legal texts of the Supreme Court. In his thesis, Omer has created a new historian legal perspective of Edward Said influential critical theory, as manifested in his 1978 Orientalism.
Yael’s doctoral dissertation, written with the guidance of Prof. Leora Bilsky, focuses on the legislative initiatives of Israeli Women Organizations during the years 1948-1973. Specifically, it explores the organizations’ role in promoting wives’ rights in marital property. The dissertation combines a historical research with legal analysis and jurisprudential theory.