Philip Marcus received his LL.B degree from University College London in 1971. He practiced as a Solicitor in London from 1975, until making Aliyah and moving to Israel in 1978. After qualifying as an Advocate in 1979, he worked in Jerusalem, specializing in Children’s Law and Family Law.
He was appointed to the Jerusalem Magistrates Court in 1995; upon the opening of the Family Court in 1997, he was designated to deal with Family Matters, serving as Deputy President of the Court for Family Matters from 2001 to 2006. He retired from the Bench in March 2012.
He received the LL.M degree from Haifa University in 2007; his thesis, “Hohfeld Without Rights”, proposed that the current legal discourse based on rights can and should be replaced by a discourse based on responsibilities, obligations, and duties.
Philip Marcus is currently engaged in research, writing and lecturing in Israel and abroad on Family Law and Court practice, and Jurisprudence. Click here to see lectures given by Philip Marcus on issues concerning Law & Families.