Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel Ohana
May 3 – 25, 2017
Registration, Dorm Check In & Orientation: May 3, 2017
Academic Hours: 60 | Credits: 4
Registration fee: $80 USD
Tuition: $2045 USD
| Housing: $575 USD
This three week program is an academic partnership between the University of Manitoba law school and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This course is open to Robson Hall law students, Asper School of Business students, and law students across Canada. There are no prerequisites and the course qualifies for academic credit. This course is made possible through the subsidy of the Government of Manitoba and Friends of Hebrew University.
The three-week seminar aims to provide Canadian business and law students with an overview of the contemporary Israeli legal system, while enabling them to discover the major social and economic challenges that Israel has grappled with in recent years. The first week of the seminar will include introductory classes designed to provide knowledge of the basic concepts and institutional framework of Israeli law and government and Israel's high-tech economy. Classes during the remainder of the seminar will focus on more specific issues. They will feature guest lectures by leading academics and experienced practitioners, who will supply students with information on the latest developments in their fields of expertise.
Students will learn how Israel adapts to its social and economic challenges and then compare and contrast that with the Canadian experience. Just about every issue that affects Canada - building a modern high tech economy, integrating newcomers and members of traditional societies, and promoting human rights in the face of various internal and external pressures - applies to Israel.
Specific areas of study will include: Israel as the startup nation; the rise of Israel as a world leader in high-tech innovation; and the challenges of integrating immigrants from Ethiopia, non-Jewish refugees from places like Eritrea and Darfur and various Arab minority groups into the mainstream economy. Areas of academic interest covered by various aspects of the program include business law, immigrant and refugee law, human rights law, and international trade law.
The Rothberg School of Hebrew University grants 4 credit hours. The University of Manitoba permits all 4 credit hours to be credited towards its J.D. program. The extent to which other Canadian law schools give credit is within their discretion.
There is a generous subsidy to the program by the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University this year which is available to all students in Western Canadian law schools this year.
The program fee is TBC, including registration fee, tuition fee, health insurance and residence per student.
Students must arrange and pay for their own transportation to Israel and their meals and other living expenses while there.
On-campus Maiersdorf Faculty Club and Student Village Dormitories.
For accommodation at the Maiersdorf Faculty club contact Danielle Keduri.
For accommodation at the Student Village Dorms complete the “student housing form” when applying.
Students are not permitted to make alternate housing arrangements.
Application, Registration deadline and More Information
To apply for this program, please select the following button:
Application deadline: February 17, 2017. space is limited, make sure to sign up TODAY!
For more information visit the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law website.
**The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration***