LL.M. in Law & Health
Program coordinator: Dr. Faina Milman-Sivan.
This unique program provides an academic and professional training in legal aspects of advanced issues relating to health and ethics. The program provides an opportunity to discuss and learn about recent changes that took place in Israeli law and in its healthcare system, as well as in the realms of technology, ethics and bioethics. The program was developed in conjunction with the International Center for Law, Health, and Ethics, and is administered by the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa. The students are encouraged to enjoy the ICLHE diverse activities and to join its lively interdisciplinary professional community.
The program offers a wide selection of courses and seminars taught by best experts combining practical, theoretical and ethical aspects of contemporary issues, including: Law and health, medical ethics, malpractice, criminal aspects of law and medicine, genetics reproduction and human rights, law technology and health, ethics of the professions, psychiatry and law, psychology and law, law and elderly persons, disability and the law.
The program is designed for lawyers whose practice relates to health and medicine, including: medical malpractice; disabled, elderly, and patients’ rights; involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, legal capacity and guardianships proceedings; and aspects relating to genetics and reproductive technologies.
Eligible candidates should hold a first degree in Law, with an average of 80 and up. Scholarships are available. Only eligible candidates will be considered by the Admission Committee.
Course of Study
The students will complete 32 academic credits, in the non-thesis program, over the course of one year. There is an option to write a research thesis, and additional 28 credits. The students are free to select up to 4 credits from courses available to LL.M. students in the other programs.
Dates and Times
The program will be held on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings at the Haifa University Campus. Intensive courses will be offered during the Courts recess.
Standard tuition for specialized programs .
For further information and application forms please contact Ms. Lily Faibish-Schor.
A minimum number of students is required for the program to be offered.