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Dean’s Message

 

Dean’s Message

 I am proud to introduce the Buchmann Faculty of Law’s latest addition – The Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies. Established in 2007 as the first of its kind in Israel, the Center is offering aspiring future legal leaders and experts the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through a range of unique advanced degree programs.

Upon graduation, I expect alumni of the Center to join the ranks of the Israeli legal academy; in addition, their academic experience will enhance the legal system in general as they take up positions as future judges, advocates and advisors to governmental bodies and non-governmental organizations. The establishment of the Center will unleash enormous academic potential. Books and articles based on the research conducted at the Center will enrich not only Israeli and international legal literature, but also Israeli society and culture in general, and will help secure Israel’s place at the forefront of the international legal community. In contrast to other advanced programs in the field, the Center’s curriculum was designed specifically for maximum impact. It includes a rich variety of special courses in Hebrew and English, as well as innovative workshops and seminars. The curriculum is designed with special emphasis on providing students with the skills essential to negotiate an environment undergoing constant specialization, professionalization, and globalization. In line with this, doctoral candidates  have the option of spending a research semester at a leading international university, such as Yale or Harvard, as part of their studies.

As one of our students, you will be able to capitalize on the supportive environment we offer, which includes generous research grants, state-of-the-art facilities, and top lecturers comprising legal experts from Israel, as well as affiliated overseas faculty and visiting professors from some of the world’s leading universities. You will also make the most of the Center’s location in Tel Aviv – Israel’s liveliest, youngest and most culturally dynamic city. No other university in Israel offers such an exciting urban experience or central location. Now, as the Center embarks on a concerted student recruitment campaign, I am thrilled to invite outstanding LL.B./J.D. or LL.M. graduates from law schools throughout Israel and the world to join our dynamic research community.

If you have the drive and the talent to succeed, as well as the courage to use the law to make a difference, I look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

Prof. Ron Harris  

Dean of the Buchmann Faculty of Law and Director of the The Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies

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