Dr Rabeea Assy is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa. He specialises primarily in civil procedure and evidence, and is generally interested in analytical jurisprudence and legal history. The University of Haifa is Rabeea’s home university, where he read for his LL.B. and LL.M. (ranked 1st in class). In 2007 he embarked on doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. His doctorate, supervised by Professor Adrian Zuckerman, provides a novel critical examination of the longstanding common law right to litigate in person.
Rabeea’s studies at Oxford were fully funded by the Oxford University Clarendon Fund, and his work was awarded two consecutive Modern Law Review prizes. His current research projects on European civil procedure are funded by the EU’s Marie Curie Actions programme and Israel’s Maof Fund.
Rabeea’s published work includes a book on the right to self-representation (Oxford University Press, 2015); a chapter
on parole proceedings in a compiled volume (Oxford University Press, forthcoming; 2015); and a number of articles on civil procedure and evidence, published in such prominent journals as the Journal of Law and Society, Civil Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice and Behaviour. His work has been cited by leading academics and courts across the Commonwealth.
In 2008–2010 Rabeea served as a Senior Editor and subsequently as the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. His personal interests include theology, Arabic poetry, world literature, and chess.