הפקולטה למשפטים, אוניברסיטת חיפה | كلية الحقوق، جامعة حيفا
Faculty of Law University of Haifa
Law in a Changing World
 
Dean Prof. Oren Gazal-Ayal's Welcome
 

The Law Faculty at the University of Haifa is a hub of innovation, where cutting- edge academic activities strive to make a difference in Israeli society. At our faculty, researchers lead the way in fields such as cyber law, law and psychology, law and economics, competition law, criminal justice reforms and many more novel fields of contemporary legal thought. The faculty's research does not just remain within the boundaries of academia: faculty members are intimately involved in advising the Israeli government and Knesset on policy issues, regulation and legislation.  So our innovative research leads to, and directly promotes, a better society.

The faculty impacts on society through its diverse and vibrant student body. This is to be expected from its location in Haifa, a city known for the long-lasting coexistence within it of the different sectors of Israeli society. At our faculty, members of all these sectors meet, study and work together for a better Israel. Social impact is generated by the faculty's active legal clinics, where students and faculty members collaborate to use the law to promote social change. Our clinics have already touched and changed the lives of thousands of Israelis. This is yet another method whereby innovative teaching leads to a better society.

Our faculty's impact and excellence surpass Israel's geographical borders, its activities proliferating globally. With an international academy for judges, a leading Global Law Program, dozens of students and faculty exchange agreements and several international graduate programs, the faculty is able to influence the international discourse as well as contribute to ongoing global debates and exchanges.  

As an alumnus of the Faculty of Law in Haifa, I am proud to head this leading research institution today. It was just twenty-five years ago that I, as a first-year student, took my first hesitant steps in our faculty building. Today, as dean, I can acknowledge how rapidly our institution has risen to become a leading law school while offering a vibrant environment for our 1000-strong community of students, staff and faculty.

So: if you are seeking a law school that is a trailblazer in innovation and excellent research, we look forward to welcoming you at the University of Haifa!