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Page 9 / De iure September 2018 Moving the needle on technology Matry Meiri & Co. joined TAU Law’s circle of supporters last year and we are delighted to announce that its generous support will continue in 2018-19, with the Firm’s generous sponsorship of the Law and Technology Workshop, presented by Prof. Michael Birnhack and Prof. Assaf Yaakov. With particular expertise in insolvency, commercial law, corporate, banking and high tech, Matry Meiri & Co. takes an active interest in the legal challenges that technology and boundary-pushing innovation present, and as such the Firm is regularly ranked as leading in its areas of expertise. “Supporting TAU Law is a natural step for us,” says Adv. Ronen Matry, who heads up the Insolvency, Banking and Real Estate Departments. “A significant portion of our attorneys are Faculty graduates, and the Firm is like a second home to retired Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger, who is now a professor at TAU Law. We look forward to the continued collaboration, and will always be delighted to accept interns and attorneys who are graduates of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law.” • Israeli and global legal history community gets a major boost We are delighted to report that the David Berg Foundation has extended its funding for the David Berg Institute for Law and History over the next two years. The Institute will continue its ongoing activities, and thanks to a generous increase in the donation, extend the breadth of the current program to include other components that will greatly benefit the community of scholars working at the intersection of law and history in Israel and overseas. The Institute will continue its mission to advance the study of legal history in Israel and support collaborative research projects and academic events such as the Israeli History and Law Association annual conference, the annual prize for the best legal history article, and book series on the history of law in Israel. The first book in the series, “Blue and White Law: Identity and law in Israel – a century-long polemic” by Prof. Nir kedar was published in 2017. The second book, “Between State and Community: Trials of Jewish Collaborators with the Nazis” by Dr. Rivka Brot will be published in the next few months. Both books are jointly published with the Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism and Open University Press. The main innovations made possible thanks to the increased contribution will be reflected in the development of new tools for researching the history of law in Israel, advancing and refining the archival history of law in Israel, and building a state of the art knowledge repository for mandatory Supreme Court rulings. To join the national list for the history of law in Israel and for updates on Institute activities, send an email to berg@tau.ac.il. •