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Prof. Uriel Reichman

Prof. Reichman, Chairman of the Board and Founding President of Reichman University, served in the paratroopers of the Israel Defense Forces from 1960 to 1963, earning the rank of lieutenant.

As a commander in the IDF Reserves, he fought in the Six Day War, War of Attrition and Yom Kippur War.

Prof. Reichman received both LL.B. and LL.M. (1967) degrees with honors from the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his doctoral degree in law (J.S.D.) at the University of Chicago Law School.

From 1985 to 1990, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. In 1990, he founded Ramot Mishpat Law School, the first private college of its kind in Israel not subsidized by the government.

In the mid-1980s, Prof. Reichman initiated and led the team that formulated a proposal for an Israeli constitution, and subsequently chaired the Movement for a Constitution in Israel. As a result, the Knesset passed legislation in 1992 that turned part of the proposed constitution into Basic Laws.

In 1994, Prof. Reichman founded Reichman University, the first non-profit private institution of higher education in Israel. He has served as its president from its establishment to date.