הפקולטה למשפטים, אוניברסיטת חיפה | كلية الحقوق، جامعة حيفا
Faculty of Law University of Haifa
Law in a Changing World
 
 

1020.25   Sources of the Israeli Legal System  

LecturerCourse  LLBSemester:A3Credit
 
 
 
General Information
Please note that due to the link between the courses ""Legal & Information Skills"" and ""Sources of the Israeli Legal System"", students must take both courses in the same semester. Registration to each course will be done separately.  For instance, students that registered for ""Sources of the Israeli Legal System"" group 13, must register for the parallel ""Legal & Information Skills"" group, number 13. In the event of registration conflict, the registrar may change the student's schedule at its discretion.This course intends to develop the students' ability to learn, comprehend and criticize the Israeli legal system. The course will introduce the various sources that inspired the past, present and future development of the Israeli legal system. Throughout the course we will examine the legal sources that serve a legalist when confronting a legal quandary. We will discuss topics such as: primary and subsidiary legislation, precedent and rule, mores and customs, rules of international law, analogies, the principles of equity, freedom and justice, and other sources of inspiration. The course will also discuss rules by which a legalist may construe Israeli legislation, the judicial culture in the state of Israel and the function and role of the courts in Israel. Finally, the course will impart its students with knowledge of legal writing.Students will be required to write a research paper (""pro-seminar"") or a paper analyzing a judgment given by an Israeli court. In addition, students will be required to actively participate in class.Grade Distribution:Term Paper – 60%Active Participation – 40%
 
 
 
Room
Schedule
Group 25 Thursday 14-16
Mentoring: Tuesday 08-10