Prof. Oded Mudrik was born in Kfar Ata (1945), lives in Kochav Yair, and is married to Sarah-Lee, is a father of three and a grandfather of six.
He fought as Commander of Infantry in the Jerusalem Division during the Jerusalem Campaign in the Six Day War, played a part in the infantry reserves at Har Dov-Hermon during the Yom Kippur War, and was head of the historical surveying team at the Forward HQ of an armored division during the Peace in the Galilee Campaign.
He holds a bachelor’s degree (1967) and a master’s degree cum laude (1977) from the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He holds an LL.D. (1989) from Tel Aviv University.
Between 1989-1990, he was a research fellow (post-doctoral) at the School of Law at Chicago University.
For the past two decades, he has acted as a Judge and as Deputy Chief Judge of the District Court at Tel Aviv Yafo. His principal areas of expertise are: Criminal law (with an emphasis on white collar crime, economic crimes, securities offenses and taxation offenses); administrative law (tenders, planning and building, laws relating to municipal authorities) and economic law (corporate governance, capital market).
His previous posts included Judge on the Appeals Court Martial, General Counsel to the Israel Police Force, Chief Judge of the Disciplinary Tribunal for the General Security Services and the Mossad, Judge Advocate General of the District Court Martial and Chief Military Defense Counsel. . He was discharged from the IDF with the rank of Colonel, and during the course of his reserve duties, was raised to the rank of Brigadier General.
During the course of his judicial work, he has acted as an external lecturer in the Faculty of Law and in a large number of law schools in Israel, mainly in the fields of his expertise (military law, procedure and the rules of evidence). He has published a book on military justice as well as a series of articles in the field of his expertise. He is also the author of the entry on military law in the Hebrew Encyclopedia.
He is currently a professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ariel in Samaria, is a mediator and an arbitrator, and is a special counsel to the lawfirm AYR.