SUMMER LAW PROGRAM IN ISRAEL
This program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Students can earn three (3) credits per class. Participants must enroll in both courses offered. Applicants who intend to transfer credits should inquire about their law school's policy on that issue: acceptance of any credit of grades for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home school.
Courses & Credits:
Applicants should be aware that participation in the Program is unlikely to accelerate graduation for a full-time student.
The courses for this program will be taught in English.
LAW-811-001 Rule of Law, Rights and Current Issues in Israel & the Region (3 credits)
The course will explore the complexities of the salient issues in Israel today, including the de jure and de facto realities of the Palestinian minority and Jewish majority; the status and influence of religious law; the role of courts and constitutionalism; rights-based approaches to environmental concerns; and the impact of NGOs.
LAW-817-002 Legal Perspectives on Business & Trade in Israel (3 credits)
The course will discuss a variety of topics including: trade, patents, copyright law, cyberlaw, and tax.
All students are expected to complete assigned readings, participate regularly in all scheduled classes and activities, and successfully pass a final written exam for each course. Class attendance is required. Final grades for both courses are based on attendance, participation, and the final exam grade. All Readings will be bound and distributed in early May. Please contact IsraelSummer@wcl.american.edu for more information or to request an electronic copy.
Classes are held in the the conference centers of the hotel, with some held on-site at NGOs, firms, or occasionally at a university campus if space is needed.
In all locations, we have arranged for students, faculty, and staff to have access to the libraries and library resources at local universities, if needed. All lodging provides access to business centers and the internet (for a fee in Jerusalem); however, we strongly suggest that all students bring their personal laptops for their convenience.
Summer Law Program in Israel
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Ste. 355
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 274-4177
Fax: (202) 274-4005