Haifa University Faulty of Law

Haifa, Israel

Are classes taught in English?

Over the course of an academic year, Haifa’s Faculty of Law offers about 15-20 courses in English. Through the Global Law Program, Haifa University offers all of its courses (numbering about 10-15 in total each academic year) in English. Some examples of course offerings include World Trade Organization Law and European Union Law. UCLA Law Professor Samuel Bray recently taught Non-Monetary Remedies at Haifa. English courses are typically taught in a series of extended lectures over a two-week period. A course catalog can be found here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

The Haifa Center for Law and Technology offers a wide selection of courses in Patent, Copyright, and Information Law. Haifa University is also strong in Law and Economics and Antitrust Law. Haifa will begin offering courses in Environmental Law (in Hebrew) beginning in 2014.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

While the precise number of U.S. exchange students varies, over 900 students from 40 different countries come to Haifa University each year. The Faculty of Law typically welcomes 15-20 students from U.S. law schools across the nation each academic year. Haifa will accept two UCLA students per semester, or up to four per academic year. On average, Haifa also welcomes between 25 and 35 law students from countries across the globe each academic year.

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester for international students runs from early October to early January. The spring semester for international students runs from mid-February to late May. Although the largest number of courses in the Global Law Program are typically available during the spring semester, incoming exchange students are welcome to participate in the exchange program at Haifa during either semester. To view the academic calendar, click here.

Where can I get housing?

Full-time students enrolled in the International School are eligible and strongly encouraged to live in the student dorms on campus to interact with Israeli students. Two dormitory complexes are open to international students, and the cost of housing is estimated at around $470 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 Haifa 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 Haifa coordinator directly.

Haifa University Contact:

Ms. Kalanit Kleemer, Global Law Program Coordinator (kkleemer@univ.haifa.ac.il)