- Gain an understanding of the basic concepts and institutional framework of Israeli law, government, and economy.
- Draw connections between the Canadian experience and the Israeli one.
- Review topics like business law, immigrant and refugee law, human rights law, and international trade law.
- Experience the vibrant culture of a historic, high-tech city with visits to significant sites throughout Jerusalem and Israel.
This three-week seminar offers Canadian law or business students an overview of the contemporary Israeli legal system and an introduction to the major social and economic challenges affecting Israel in recent years. As a student, you will compare and contrast the Israeli experience to the Canadian one, as many issues that affect Israel apply to Canada as well.
Through guest lectures by leading academics and successful professionals, you’ll explore topics like Israel as the start-up nation, the rise of Israel as a world leader in high-tech innovation, and the challenges of integrating immigrants, refugees, and minority groups into the mainstream economy.
This is an intensive three-week seminar made up of lectures and field trips.
- Field trips to the Knesset, the Supreme Court, and the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum
- Visits to offices of international high-tech business enterprises and innovative start-ups in Tel Aviv
- Assigned readings and class participation
- Guest lectures from local experts
- Final exam (or final paper, depending on home university’s requirements)
View the syllabus or visit the University of Manitoba program page for more details about the program.
You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips, tours, and activities offered by the Office of Student Life. With extracurricular field trips, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel.
While residing in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, is also there to help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU.
Application deadline: extended to March 18, 2023
- The application deadline includes the submission of all application documents.
Deposit deadline: US $250 to be paid by March 18, 2023 (non-refundable)
Arrive on campus: May 1, 2023
Program length: Three weeks
Program fee: US $2,235
Application fee: US $120 (not included in the tuition fee)
Deposit: US $250 (Non-refundable)
Housing*: US $1,080
*Housing will be at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club in double rooms
All Canadian participants are eligible for a1800$ USD scholarship for this program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Students must arrange and pay for transportation to Israel, along with meals and other living expenses.
A limited number of scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available.
This course is open to the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall law students, Asper School of Business students, and law students across Canada. Students from other countries are also welcome to apply.
We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. To apply, please note the following:
- Contact Ms. Larissa Feir to fill out a waiver form.
- To apply for the Asper Mishpatim program, please select “Special Programs” and the academic year “2022-2023” and then “Asper International Program on Israeli Law and Society (Mishpatim)” on the online application.
- Scroll down the online application page to the section “Supplementary Application Materials” for more information on documents that you are required to submit with your application.
- Please note that the application deadline includes the submission of all application documents.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.
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The Asper International Program on Israeli Law and Society (Mishpatim)(48872)
Language of Instruction:
Introduction to Israeli Law & Society
Academic hours: 45
May 1-24, 2023
University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall law students, Asper School of Business students, and law students across Canada; students from additional countries are welcome.
Please note that due to overwhelming demand, space is limited.
Introduction to Law & Society
Application fee: US $120
Tuition: US $2,235
Housing: US $1,080
Extended to March 18, 2023
Relevant Academic Fields:
Law, human rights, sociology, public administration, international relations