Application is now open for January 2020
- To view the syllabus, please click here.
- To view the course details from HUJI-RIS website please click here.
- To enrol for the course please click here.
- 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 vary 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 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
January 5th until January 23rd 2020.
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: December 15, 2019
Application fee: US$80
Tuition fee (including health insurance): US$2,320 (includes health insurance)
Accommodation fee: Private dorm room: US$595
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 2019-2020 > Mishpatim Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9389 2825
Students from WA contact:
Yael Eilon Jacobson email@example.com or 0416 166 736