Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law

Jerusalem, Israel

Are classes taught in English?

While most classes are taught in Hebrew, there are typically between 35 and 60 classes offered in English each academic year. These classes cover a wide range of topics such as Law and Philosophy, Law in Israel, and International Business Law. A catalog of classes currently offered in English can be found here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

Hebrew University is well-known for its Law and Philosophy and Human Rights programs.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

Hebrew University Faculty of Law will typically host two UCLA Law students per semester (or up to four per academic year), as well as a few students from Georgetown and Stanford.

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester runs from mid-October to late January. Fall courses for exchange students will typically end in early January. The spring semester runs from late February to mid-June. HU professors and administrators will typically provide some flexibility regarding the course schedule for exchange students in order to accommodate their academic calendars at their home institutions. Click here to view the university’s academic calendars.

Where can I get housing?

Student housing is provided to all exchange students in the Student Village. The cost per room is estimated at about $700 per month.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (parnell@law.ucla.edu)

Professor Neil Netanel, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (netanel@law.ucla.edu)

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about HU are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the HU coordinators directly.

Hebrew University Contacts:

Dr. Guy Harpaz, Senior Lecturer, Academic Advisor, Exchange Programs (guy.harpaz@mail.huji.ac.il)

Ms. Talia Algazi, Administrative Coordinator (law_exchange@savion.huji.ac.il)