About: Prof. Menachem Mautner is the Daniel Rubinstein Professor on Comparative Civil Law and Jurisprudence at the Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. He was the Dean of the Faculty. He is the author of The Decline of Formalism and the Rise of Values in Israeli Law. He edited four books. His book Law and Culture in Israel at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century is due to be published in 2008 by Tel Aviv University Press and Am-Oved publishing house.