LL.M. in Law & Technology
Haifa University School of Law offers an interdisciplinary advanced degree in Law & Technology.
Program coordinator: Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren.
This unique program provides an academic and professional training in the legal aspects of new technologies. The program is run by the Haifa Center for Law & Technology, which is a renowned interdisciplinary research center (one of its kind in Israel) dedicated to the study of the interconnection between law and technology.
The program offers a wide selection of courses and seminars in intellectual property and information law. Research opportunities include advanced courses in legal theories and legal research, such as the Colloquium in Law, Society and Technology, a PhD Colloquium, and a Thesis Workshop.
The program is designed for lawyers, who practice commercial law and to those who represent investors and entrepreneurs involved in the hi-tech industry. An advanced program is available for students with background in this field.
Subjects covered by the program may include the following:
- Advanced Legal Jurisprudence (mandatory for all LL.M. students)
- Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law
- Intellectual Property and Competition Law
- Legal aspects of Biotechnology
- Managing Intellectual Property
- Open Access Strategies
- Information Law and Electronic Commerce
- Antitrust and New Technologies
- Legal aspects of managing human resources in hi-tech companies
- Research Seminar in Law, Technology & Society
- Telecommunications Law
- Dispute Resolution and Technology
Eligible candidates should hold a first degree in Law, with an average grade of at least 80. Only eligible candidates will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Course of Study
Students are required to complete 32 academic credits, in the non-thesis program, over the course of one year. For those choosing to write a research thesis, 28 credits are required. The students are free to select up to 14 credits from courses available to LL.M. students outside the program.
Dates and Times
The program will be held on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings at the University of Haifa Campus. Intensive courses will be offered during the Courts' recess period.
Standard tuition for specialized programs. Some scholarships are available.
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.
Space is limited.