Dr. Sharon Shakargy is a lecturer (assistant professor) at the faculty of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in private international law, family law and comparative law. In her work, she studies the legal manifestations of identity and how they have changed over time. She focuses on questions such as the cross-border regulation of marriage and divorce, the regulation of alternative spousal relationships, surrogacy agreements, etc. Her current projects deal with sex as a legal category; the international protection and legal capacity of people with disabilities; the rules on transnational matrimonial property; and the extant of children’s’ legal standing.
Dr. Shakargy Shakargy is a graduate of the Hebrew University (LL.B. and Amirim Honors Program, 2006; LL.M. with distinction, 2007, LL.D. with distinction, 2013). She is the manager of the Israeli Family Law Forum. She clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court and served as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, a Fulbright Scholar and Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, and as an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford. Alongside her work at the Hebrew University, she also served two terms as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israeli Bar Association.