Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, The Mishpatim Seminar for 2021 will now be held online.

Applications are now open for 2021

Details on Enrolment

In order to enrol in the Mishpatim Seminar, you must select Special Programs / Academic Year 2020-2021 / Mishpatim: Israeli and International Law January 04 – January 29. Please contact us should you need any further assistance.

Course Topics

  • 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 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.
  • There will be online tours of the Supreme Court of Israel, the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

*Note that the program is subject to changes based on developments caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Israel and that it may undergo last-minute modifications due to health-related restrictions imposed by the authorities on universities and other public institutions.

Format

The format of the seminar will include one or two lectures delivered daily online from Israel (via ZOOM) over a period of four weeks. All lectures will be available online throughout the program for the students to view when convenient to their schedule.
Students must attend each week at least 75% of the live sessions in real-time. Participation in the online tours is mandatory. Students who do not regularly attend class will not receive credit for the course.

Credit Points

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 Western Australia, Deakin University, La-Trobe University, Victoria University, University of Western Sydney, University of Southern Queensland and more.

Program Details

04 January – 29 January, 2021.

Application Deadline

14 December, 2020

Costs

Application fee: US$80
Tuition fee (including health insurance): US$1,680

Financial Assistance

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.

Application Details

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.

For Further Information

The Australian Friends will be happy to contact and assist you with your application process.

Students from NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD, ACT, NT & NZ contact:
Jamie Wise study@austfhu.org.au or 02 9389 2825

Students from WA contact:
Yael Eilon Jacobson wafhu@austfhu.org.au or 0416 166 736

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