International LL.M. Programs in Israel
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Graduates who see themselves in global corporations, court rooms or diplomatic offices should consider studying law in an international Master program. Israeli universities offer several International LL.M. tracks.
The two main areas of specialization available in English MA programs in Israel
are – commercial law and human rights. Using a legal perspective, these also regard new questions arising from current technological advancements, and delve in issues of governmental behavior stressed by opposing social forces (commercial, religious etc.)
Aside of the theoretical aspects, students will attend several practical workshops and may intern in several Israeli and international NGOs and law firms during their studies.
All programs are designed to be completed in one year. However, if students choose to write a thesis, their track will be longer, usually an additional year.
The programs include mandatory and elective courses such as:
* International Courts
* International Humanitarian Law
* UN Law
* Law and Economics
* Intellectual Property
* Antitrust Law
* EU Law
* Law and Information Technology
* Patent Law
* Criminal Law
Candidates must submit their undergraduate diploma. Only the ones with a GPA of 3.0 (80) or higher will be considered. You must pass an English proficiency test such as IELTS or TOEFL. In case you completed your undergraduate degree in an English speaking country, you are exempt from doing so.
Furthermore, candidates must hand in a statement of intent (personal essay) and three letters of recommendation. In some programs, the admission process also includes a personal interview.
Tuition fees of international LL.M. programs are approx. $15,000 - $18,000 in total (without living expenses). Students may apply for scholarships based on their academic achievements.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – offers the "Human Rights and International Law" track and the "International Business Law and Intellectual Property" track. Jerusalem boasts its multi-cultural academic life and students of these programs will enjoy a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Tel Aviv University – offers three tracks of specialization: "Law, Global Governance and Human Rights", "Law State and Religion" and "Law and Technology". TAU offers an Executive LL.M. Program in collaboration with top institutions such as Berkeley and Northwestern universities. Students of these programs will attend two semesters in TAU and an additional semester in the US.
University of Haifa - offers M.A. track in Patent Law. The track is open for candidates who completed their undergraduate degrees in law, science or engineering. Students may not complete a thesis in this program.