Discipline Regulations and Disciplinary Process

Basic Foundations:

Judgment Authorities: The authorities, rights and duties of the disciplinary committee, judges and parties involved are listed on the discipline regulation.

Judges of the committee: The judges will be either the head or second chair of the committee. The head is currently prof. Roey Kreitner, and the second chair is Dr. Amit Pondik, both come from the faculty of law. Therefor, students from the same faculty will be judged by a staff member from a different faculty.

Complainant: The prosecutor. A lawyer representing the university. Yaron Zehavi is the current complainant.

Respondent: The defendant. The student facing the charges.

Process representation: All students are presented with numerus representation options:

  1. Student's Defense: Free legal accompaniment and counseling. The defenders are law students from TAU. The defense represents students during the procedures. The defenders are currently Shira Etzioni and Adam Ben-David. 

  2. Outside legal representation: Students are welcome to hire a lawyer outside of the university.

  3. Self-representation: It is possible for a student to represent itself.

Reading sitting: The first sitting of the procedure. The goal is to assure the defendant understands the claims against him and to receive their statement regarding those claims.

Further sittings: the essence of the discussion after the first sitting will be determinate according to the defendant's statement. Later, it is possible to add discussions regarding mental state, factual grounds etc.

Appeal: Above the disciplinary committee there is the appeal committee.

Most common transgressions:

  1. Orders violation

  2. Fraud

What's the difference between those two transgressions? Orders violation is the basic transgression since she is just like it sounds- a violation of existing orders. A fraud is a transgression that not only include a violation of orders but an intention to do so.

Punishment: The minimal punishment for violation of orders is at least disqualification of the paper and for the most disqualification of the whole course.


Punishment procedure:

  1. The academic secretary sends an accusation letter to the defendant's e-mail. The file must include the discipline regulation as well as contact information of the student's defense.

  2. If the student choses to accept the student's defense representation, a meeting will be held in which the student will receive information about the procedure. The student will be able to provide facts on his/her behalf and receive legal counseling.