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Faculty of Law University of Haifa
Law in a Changing World
 

European Master Programme in Law and Economics

 

For the experience of European graduates of the Haifa EMLE programme click here       

The Israeli legal community has always been attentive to changes and new developments in the international legal arenas. Today, more than ever, when commerce and corporate activity are operating world wide, and human rights are becoming a significant factor in the globalization process, the Israeli law should be influenced and enriched by other countries’ legal systems. Therefore, the Faculty is in the process of establishing different programs that will enable both students and faculty members to engage in global legal education.

University of Haifa in the EMLE Programme

The Haifa Law School is the first non-European Law school to become a full member of the European programme in Law and Economics. This is a one year programme towards a Master in Law and Economics, where the student spends three trimesters in three different universities.

 

The University of Haifa is a third term university in this programme. About 10 Israeli students are being admitted to the programme annually. The Haifa Law School is also a foreign affiliated member of the American Association of Law Schools - AALS .

 

Erasmus Mundus Grants for European Students in the EMLE Programme

Our faculty has been recognized by the European Union as the only action 3 partner of the EMLE programme course. The European Union allocates Grants to 10 European EMLE students who study their third term in Haifa each year. In addition, as an action 3 partner, each year three prominent European scholars will spend two months during the third term of the programme at Haifa, conducting research together with Israeli scholars.

Global Law Program

Our Global Law Program facilitates the exchange of students between leading law schools around the world. Under exchange agreements, our students are invited to spend 1-2 semesters abroad and foreign students are invited to study with us. Henceforward, we shall be offering 5 elective courses and seminars in English. The Faculty is also a foreign affiliated member of the American Association of Law Schools - AALS.

Erasmus Law and Economics Review

EREL embodies the two main characteristics of the Law and Economics approach, namely interdisciplinarity and internationality, carrying out an experiment to demonstrate, with the hard work of its members (and sometime with the necessary help of game theory), that a cooperative behaviour can pierce the veil of general ignorance. 

Courses in Haifa 2010-2011

1. A Research Colloquium in Behavioral and Economic Analysis of Law
Lecturer: Prof. Eli Salzberger and Dr. Oren Gazal
Contents and purpose of the course:
The research colloquium is aimed at deepening students' understanding of economic and behavioral analysis of law and to improve their ability to critically review current studies in the field. Every second class, scholars from around the world will present current research in the economic analysis of law. In the remaining classes, participants will critically discuss the research presented in the previous class, and the instructors will give introductory comments about the paper which will be presented in the following meeting. Students will be required to present their written comments for each of the papers presented in the colloquium.
Literature: To be announced
Hours: 2 hours per week every Tuesday 18:00-20:00.

2. Behavioral Law and Economics
Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Ulen
Contents and purpose of the course:
The economic analysis of law began its remarkable intellectual journey by importing many concepts from microeconomics into the study of law.  One of those imports was rational choice theory, the theory of human decision making that has served economics so well over the last half century.  But beginning in the 1970s an increasing body of experimental evidence within the fields of cognitive and social psychology suggested that human beings make systematic, predictable mistakes in judgment, perception, and cognition.  We are all, for example, overoptimistic about our own abilities and life circumstances.  Behavioral law and economics has sought to take these findings from psychology (and, now, from economics and law) into its analyses of legal rules and institutions.  This course will introduce students to the large and growing literature in the field of behavioral law and economics and prepare them to do this research themselves.
Literature: To be announced
Hours: 4/5, 11/5, 15/5, 18/5 16:00-19:30; 1/5, 8/5 14:00-17:30

 

 . For more details about the EMLE Programme see the official site of the European Programme in Law and Economics