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The Institute for Law and Policy

The Institute for Law and Policy is a program especially designed for overseas students and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.

An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities. The program incorporates a large number of extra-curricular activities which includes guest lectures, field trips, and social events.

 

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The Institute for Law and Policy


Jerusalem, Israel

The Institute for Law and Policy is specially designed to provide an in-depth analysis of Israel's most important and exciting law and policy challenges. The program will enable participants to engage in discussion, debate and hands-on experiences that will enhance their understanding of the complex issues confronting Israel in international law.

The Program

The Institute for Law and Policy is held at The Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem and includes both courses, special guest lecturers, extra-curricular activities, field trips and social events. 

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The Institute is open to law school students, graduates, qualified undergraduates, practicing attorneys and others with a relevant legal background and good command of English interested in pursuing a deeper understanding of Israel's law and policy realities and challenges. Click here to apply now.

Scholarships

Scholarships, stipends and partial tuition waivers are now available to qualifying candidates based upon available funding. *NEW* The Israel Institute is offering Ph.D. candidates from top US universities to apply for participation with full scholarship. For further information and registration, click here.

A look inside the Institute

Regulations

The Institute

Length of Program: Three weeks June 27 – July 14, 2016

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $2,500

Accommodations at Hebrew University: $750 (Participants may make alternate hotel arrangements of their choosing)

Airfare not included

Scholarships, stipends and partial tuition waivers are now available to qualifying candidates based upon available funding.

The Program

The Institute for Law and Policy is a program especially designed for overseas students and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.

An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities. The program incorporates a large number of extra-curricular activities which includes guest lectures, field trips, and social events.

Institute Chairman Richard D. Heideman, Esq.  

Academic Director  Prof. Guy Harpaz

Academic Board Prof. Yuval ShanyProf. Guy Harpaz

Curriculum

The program is comprised of four condensed 14 academic hour courses in specialized areas, representing some of Israel’s most important and exciting law and policy challenges.

The Legal Intersection of the Global Economy, International Trade, Sanctions and Technology 
Prof. Tomer Broude
This course examines the legal frameworks governing global business and investment and international trade relations between states. Focusing on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), regional trade agreements (such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)) and bilateral investment protection agreements, the course will discuss fundamental questions of trade and investment and international political economy, covering a broad range of international regulatory and legal issues, such as trade in goods, trade in services, subsidies, anti-dumping, and dispute settlement. Particular attention will be devoted to the non-trade policy effects of international trade regulation, in fields such as public morals, health and the environment.

 

International Human Rights Law and Contemporary Middle East Challenges 
Prof. Yael Ronen
The course comprises three parts. Part 1 introduces the idea of human rights from a philosophical and historical perspective. It focuses is on the development of international human rights law within the UN system and its implications for international law and politics. Part 2 devoted to the study of principal international human rights human rights instruments and the manner in which they apply various notions and concepts of international human right law. Part 3 of the course explores the enforcement mechanisms that have been put in place at the global, regional and domestic levels.

 

International Law and the Ongoing Middle East Conflicts: Rights, Responsibilities and Opportunities 
Prof. Guy Harpaz 

 

Online Course

Israel and International Law
Prof. Yuval Shany, Prof. Malcolm Shaw, and Prof. Guy Harpaz.

 

Guest lecturers will present on various topics throughout the Institute’s program schedule. All courses are offered in English by Law Faculty professors and may be considered for academic credits by the students’ home law school institution and/or for CLE credits by the accredited attorneys’ home bar association(s). Attorneys will be given CLE Certificates of Attendance for each sixty-minute hour of class attendance. Students may participate in all or some of the offered courses, but must attend at least two courses in order to be eligible for law school course credits.

   

   

  

Scholarships

Scholarships, stipends and partial tuition waivers are available to qualifying candidates based upon available funding. For further information and registration, please contact us directly at: info@instituteforlawandpolicy.com

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

The Israel Institute is offering Ph.D. candidates from top US universities to apply for participation with full scholarship. Applicants must submit an application no later than March 1, 2015. Students may participate in all or some of the offered courses, but must attend at least two courses in order to be eligible for academic credit. Successful applicants will be granted a scholarship of $5,000, which will cover program tuition, housing, and travel costs.

To apply for The Israel Institute Scholarship, complete the standard application link above, as well as send a letter to the Program Coordinator, Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz,shaniebe@savion.huji.ac.il attaching a letter of motivation for the scholarship.

 

More Information:

Doctoral candidates from top US universities are invited to apply for participation with full scholarship at the Institute for Law & Policy program which will take place this coming summer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the Mt. Scopus campus.

The Institute for Law & Policy, run by the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University, is especially designed for overseas students and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University and Jerusalem. The program is comprised of three condensed 20 academic hour courses in the following specialized topics, representing some of Israel’s most important and exciting law and policy challenges: Legal Aspects of the Middle East Conflict, Israel’s Human Rights Challenges, and International Economic Law in an Age of Globalization.

The program also incorporates a large number of extra-curricular activities which includes guest lectures, field trips, and social events.

The Institute for Law & Policy will be taking place from June 29 – July 15, 2015.

Students may participate in all or some of the offered courses, but must attend at least two courses in order to be eligible for academic credit.

Successful applicants will be granted a scholarship of $5,000, which will cover program tuition, housing, and travel costs.

The scholarships are provided by the Israel Institute.

Applicants must submit an application no later than March 1, 2015:

  • Application form via the program’s website
  • Letter of motivation for the scholarship

Applications should be completed via the program’s website: www.instituteforlawandpolicy.com

In addition, the applicant must write to the Program Coordinator, Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz, shaniebe@savion.huji.ac.il attaching a letter of motivation for the scholarship.

For further information please contact Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz by phone: +972-2-5880044 or at the email address above.

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Apply

To apply to The Institute for Law and Policy, please click on the button below for the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Graduate and Post-Graduate Registration System. Select “Law” as the faculty and then the program “Institute for Law and Policy – summer 2015”.

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For further information, contact info@instituteforlawandpolicy.com 

Contribute

We need your support. While participants cover their travel and lodging expenses, the Institute relies on contributions to fund the program costs, scholarships, stipends and partial tuition waivers.

Please help us receive each and every lawyer or student of law interested in attending this very important program. To contribute, please make an earmarked contribution to The Israel Forever Foundation, a 501©3 organization. To make online contributions easier, The Israel Forever Foundation has developed a dedicated posting for receiving Institute contributions.

   

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Thank you for your support of this timely and dynamic program.