Rabeea studied at the University of Haifa where he read for his LLB and LLM. (He graduated with honors equivalent to Summa Cum Laude, ranked 1st in class). In 2000 Rabeea was called to the Israeli Bar, and in 2003 he was admitted to the Criminal Department in the Attorney General Office (Nazareth District). In 2007 he set out to read for his DPhil in Law at Oxford University under Professor Adrian Zuckerman of University College, Oxford. In Oxford Rabeea was a co-editor and then the editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. In 2004 Rabeea published (as a co-author) two articles at the Hebrew University Law Journal (Jerusalem), leveling criticism of the Israeli case-law for excessive and unjustified reliance on the evidence of facial identification of defendants in criminal proceedings. This criticism has generally been endorsed by the Israeli Supreme Court leading it to revise its previous position and take a more suspicious stance to the facial identification evidence in criminal proceedings. His LLM (2006) thesis explored the nature of heightened standards of proof in civil cases and offered an innovative theoretical model to explain its meaning, combining together different types of approaches and methods of reasoning (mathematical, inductive, and holistic). For his DPhil, Rabeea currently focuses on the theoretical foundations of the right of access to court and their particular implications for self-represented litigants and ‘vexatious litigants’. Rabeea also has general interest in theology (with particular emphasis on Christianity), Arabic poetry, English literature, and chess.