Haifa University Faculty of Law
Are classes taught in English?
Over the course of an academic year, Haifa’s Faculty of Law offers about 25 courses in English. Through the Global Law Program and its International LL.M. in Patent Law, Haifa University offers all of its courses (numbering about 25 in total each academic year) in English. Some examples of course offerings include World Trade Organization Law, European Union Law, Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, and Jurisprudence. 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. Visit the course catalog for more information and the LL.B.-B.A. joint degree program for access to additional course listings (in Hebrew).
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. In that vein, Haifa has an International LL.M. Program in Patent Law – provided in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization – with an extensive range of intellectual property law and introduction to law course offerings in English. UCLA exchange students are eligible to take those courses. Additionally, Haifa offers a law and technology clinic, which has English-language projects. Haifa University is also strong in Law and Economics and Antitrust Law.
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. Learn more about Haifa Faculty of Law's exchange agreements.
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. View the academic calendar for more information.
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.
UCLA can provide up to two $935 travel stipends per year to UCLA Law students who participate in an exchange program with the Haifa, Hebrew University, or Tel Aviv law faculties. Students who wish to apply for such a travel stipend should indicate this in their UCLA application letter. Applicants should also state whether they have previously visited Israel. While all students who participate in any of those three exchange programs are eligible for a travel stipend, preference will be given to students who have not previously been to Israel.