Why choose the University of Haifa Faculty of Law?
The University of Haifa Faculty of Law is a hub of Israeli legal education and cutting-edge research with a global outlook
Equipped with high-level juridical capabilities, broad interdisciplinary knowledge, and 21st-century insights into a variety of legal and adjacent fields, our graduates have successfully embarked on professional paths in law, business and public administration. Many of them continue to pursue their studies toward advanced academic degrees. Numerous Haifa graduates are now at the height of their legal, business, academic and media careers in Israeli and international companies, as well as public and academic institutes.
Teaching staff includes groundbreaking researchers and teachers. Their fields include law and technology (comprising law and cyberspace, biotechnology, intellectual property and media law), law and medicine, law and the arts (including literature and cinema), law and humanities (history and philosophy) and law and economics.
A good place to study
Our students enjoy the combined strengths of a fascinating educational experience with a warm, cordial, diverse and genuinely pluralistic community. Student life is vibrant, engaged and participatory. Thus, students are represented and take active part in most of the Faculty's decision-making processes. Extracurricular activities include current-affairs debates, social get-togethers, direct encounters with the most outstanding Israeli and international legal thinkers and an annual lineup of excellent international visiting professors through our Global Legal Program. One-on-one contacts with every resident and guest lecturer are encouraged, and the atmosphere is informal and friendly.
Broad range of choice and interdisciplinary programs
The Faculty of Law strongly encourages multidisciplinary training and a broad education, which are crucial for the juridical professions today. Students are invited to pursue diverse spheres of interest through a broad range of elective classes and advanced core courses.
Introductory courses, tailored for law students, are offered in economics, sociology, philosophy and history. Eleven nterdisciplinary clusters are offered in several fields, including business administration, bio-technology and philosophy, leading to a joint degree. Most of these programs can be completed within the normal study period plus one extra semester (except law and medicine, law and nursing, and law and social work).
The Faculty's Global Legal Studies program offers dozens of classes taught in English by senior academics from the world's best law schools, aimed at both Israeli and international students.
B.A. Joint programs:
o Law and Economics
o Law and Psychology
o Law and Communication
o Law and Computer Science
o Law and Management Information Systems
o Law and Medicine (together with the Technion)
o Law and Nursing
o Law and Social Work
o Law and East Asian studies
o Law and Education
o Law and the "Ofakim - Horizons" for outstanding students
The Faculty of Law has student exchange agreements with several leading law schools in the United States and in Europe. Students can opt for a semester of studies abroad, based on the normal University of Haifa study fee. The Faculty also offers an annual range of condensed courses taught by senior lecturers from leading overseas institutions in the Global Legal Studies program.
Social and public engagement
The University of Haifa Faculty of Law strongly supports students' engagement with community and social issues. We run five legal clinics, which combine pro bono legal aid, hands-on practical experience, and academic tuition. Our law school also encourages students to commit themselves to voluntary work in the community. High-profile public conferences and debates are regularly held, displaying an array of opinions and world views.
We publish four major law journals, including an interdisciplinary journal, an English journal in law and medicine, a public law journal, and Israel's first online law journal - all listed below. Outstanding students are invited to act as members of the editorial boards.
Law and Government – "Mishpat Umimshal"
Discussion – "Din Udvarim"
Highlight law – "Hearat Din"
Law and Medicin – "Mishpat VeRefua"
The Faculty of Law offers unique LL.M programs, both in research and non-research tracks. They include programs in law and technology, law and medicine, and dispute resolution. Our Faculty is the only non-European law school which is a full member of the prestigious ERASMUS program in Law and Economics, which was recently listed among the 10 outstanding Master's programs (in all academic fields) of the European Union.
The Faculty also confers doctoral degrees, and its members have supervised hundreds of successful masters' and doctoral theses.