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Ilya Rudyak

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
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Dr. Ilya Rudyak is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the McGeorge School of Law and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary scholarly interests are in domestic criminal law and international humanitarian law, and his work has appeared in traditional and peer-reviewed law journals, legislative proposals, professional reports, and formal submissions to international and state bodies.

Prior to joining the McGeorge School of Law faculty in 2023, Dr. Rudyak was at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) and Arlin M. & Neysa Adams Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. A lawyer by training, Dr. Rudyak previously served as the Legislative Director of a comprehensive criminal code reform project in the state of Delaware and as the Director of Research of CERL. Earlier in his career he practiced litigation at a leading Israeli law firm, worked as a Holocaust educator at Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and served as the head of the weapons department aboard an Israeli Navy submarine.

Dr. Rudyak earned his joint LLB degree in law and psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his LLM and SJD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


SJD, University of Pennsylvania Law School

LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School

LLB, Joint degree in Law and Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Curriculum Vitae
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