LL.M. in International Law and Human Rights

            The LL.M Program in Human Rights and International Law offers a rich, advanced course of study in fields that constitute an important part of the HUL’s long-standing reputation of academic excellence, in which the HUL is a hub of international activity.

The program offers students a rich variety of specialized courses in the main fields of international law – international organizations, conflict resolution, the laws of war, immigration law, international criminal law etc. – and in key areas of human rights law – including multiculturalism, human rights and counter-terrorism and transitional justice.

Delivered by a strong faculty, comprised of top academics and practitioners, including past and present legal advisors to international organizations, members of international expert bodies, government and NGO lawyers such as the UN and the ICRC, and leading academics from Israel and abroad (including Prof. Malcolm Shaw – author of the world’s leading text book in international law).

The program is situated in Jerusalem, a city with a rich history of peace and conflict – the program offers a unique experience to would be academics, lawyers and employees in the governmental and non-governmental sector.

International LL.M. Program Brochure



Admission Requirements

The LL.M. programs in English are open to law school graduates holding an LL.B or J.D degree who have a good command of English. Candidates are selected on the basis of their law school grades, letters of recommendation and past academic work. For a full list of Admissions Regulations please click here.

Candidates who did not previously study at an educational institution where the language of instruction is English must submit official TOEFL scores or IELTS. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 89 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

Course of Study

The LL.M. programs consist of 32 credits taken over two consecutive semesters, including four core courses, a workshop, seminars, electives courses and background courses. In addition, students may choose to submit an LL.M. thesis.  


Tuition is $16,000. This includes extracurricular activities and health insurance. Accommodations in the dorms are an additional cost.

Scholarships and stipends are available to qualified students. Please contact Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz, program coordinator for more information: shaniebe@savion.huji.ac.il

Additional scholarships available:

  • MASA - For more information please see here.
  • Rothberg International School - The International programs, held in conjunction with Rothberg International School, offer a variety of scholarships to qualified candidates. For more information please see here.

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