Application is now open for January 2018
- To view 2018 syllabus, please click here.
- To view 2018 course details from HUJI-RIS website please click here.
- To enrol for 2018 course please click here.
Western Australia: Thursday, August 31st, 06:30pm, 2017
For more information please contact Yael – 0416 166 736
Melbourne: Monday, September 11th, 08:00pm, 2017
Beth Weizmann Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield
Sydney: Thursday, September 14th, 06:00pm, 2017
S.504, 75 Grafton St, Bondi Junction
- International Criminal Law and Israel/Palestine
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights
- Immigration and Refugee Law
- Introduction to Israel as Society and State
- Minority Rights
- International Law
- International Institutions and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- The Role of Jewish Law and Religion in the modern Israeli Legal System
- Legal aspects of counter-terrorism
* Note that syllabus and course content is subject to change without prior notice.
The Mishpatim Seminar at a Glance
- The program is conducted in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University, the most prestigious law school in Israel
- 60 hour interim program, conducted entirely in English. The schedule is planned to allow students sufficient time to travel around Jerusalem and discover first-hand the rich and diverse aspects of Israeli society
- The team of instructors includes senior lecturers from the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University and guest speakers in different fields
- Leading academics and experienced practitioners provide students with knowledge of the basic concepts and institutional framework of Israeli law, as well as with a more practical perspective regarding the operation of the legal system on the ground.
Why Study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a city sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam that has captured the hearts and minds and souls of the world for over 3,000 years. Jerusalem is a melding of past and present, of ancient roots and modern innovations.
The Hebrew University is Israel’s first university and a symbol of the cultural rebirth of the Jewish nation in its ancestral homeland. The Hebrew University has become a multi-disciplinary institution of higher learning and research and a scientific centre of international repute.
- Mandatory attendance policy of 80% of classes and field trips
- Daily course readings from course readers, including statutory law, common law and academic commentary by both Israeli and international jurists
- Formal assessment at the conclusion of the course. This can take the form of a written exam and/or research essays. This requirement may very according to home University and type of degree
Credit points towards JD, LL.B and other degree at all Australian universities are available subject to the approval of the individual university.
In previous years, students have obtained credit points from the Australian National University, University of Adelaide, Macquarie University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of NSW, the University of South Australia, the University of Sydney, the University of Western Australia, Deakin University, La-Trobe University, Victoria University, University of Western Sydney, University of Southern Queensland and more.
In past years, field trips have included:
- Supreme Court of Israel
- Knesset (Parliament of Israel)
- Rabbinical Courts
- Military Courts
- Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)
- Yad L’isha Legal aid clinic for women seeking a Jewish religious divorce
Sunday January 07th until Thursday January 25th 2018.
Classes are held at the Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School.
Students will be housed at the Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club (the Hebrew University’s on-campus hotel) or at Student Village Dorms
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 1th, 2018
Application fee: US$80
Tuition fee (including health insurance): US$2,400 (TBC)
Accommodation fee: Shared hotel room: US$ 1,100 (TBC); Private dorm room: US$600 (TBC)
The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides financial assistance on the basis of academic merit,
financial need or communal involvement. If you wish to apply for financial assistance, please fill out an online form here.
WHO MAY APPLY: Any student who has completed at least one year of study at an Australian university in law, international relations, political science, religious studies, peace & conflict studies, as well as practicing lawyers or members of the clergy.
HOW TO APPLY: online application is open and available via RIS website: https://overseas.huji.ac.il/admissions/apply-now/apply-now-summer-short-term/.
Applicants should take the following steps in order to enter the Mishpatim application page: “Preliminary Questions” : Special Programs > Academic Year 2016-2017 > Mishpatim Program.
Please contact our Sydney/Melbourne office for any assistance with the online application process.
For Further Information
The Australian Friends will be happy to contact and assist you with your application process. For pre-application information, please contact our offices, or fill out our online Express Interest form.
Students from NSW, QLD, ACT ,NT & NZ contact:
Moran Pitchon firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9389 2825
Students from VIC, SA & TAS contact:
Cayleigh Abel email@example.com or 03 9272 5511
Students from WA contact:
Yael Eilon Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 166 736