Jewish Law research in the Hebrew university begun in Mount Scopus long before the Faculty of Law was established (in 1949). Amongst the Jewish Law teachers in University, prior to the founding of the Faculty of Law, were Prof. Asher Gulak, who at 1925 was appointed a Jewish Law lecturer in the Jewish Studies Institute; prof. Avraham Haim Fraiman, who taught Jewish and Family Law since 1943, until he was murdered in an attack on a Mount Scopus convoy during the War of Independence; Rabbi Prof.Simcha assaf who taught and researched Jewish law, among other things, and at 1948 was appointed rector of the University and one of the five first Supreme Court justices.
Prof. Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowitz (1899-1960)
Prof. Menachem Elon
Prof. Izhak Englard
Prof. Shmuel Shilo
Dr. Benjamin Porat