Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Peres Academic Center undergraduate program in law is based on the understanding that, in order to develop outstanding jurists, the core studies of legal topics is not enough. To develop jurists who stand out in the legal world, they must study a comprehensive curriculum that links the legal subjects to additional disciplines that provide a significant added value that willaccompany the students throughout their career.

Derived of this insight, the curriculum enables, beyond a thorough study of classical legal topics, a special emphasis on education in a wide variety of law-related issues: economics, business administration, psychology, criminology, sociology and more.

The degree program places a special emphasis on behavioral sciences, based on the modern legal perspective that recognizes that practicing law requires social and personality related knowledge and understanding. The program further emphasizes economics and business administration – areas of the utmost importance for those who intend to practice organizational and various aspects of business law.

Why study law at the Peres Academic Center?

Legal Clinics
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Curriculum for the Undergraduate Degree in Law

The required courses deal mostly with core legal topics. These courses include Penal Law, Torts, Contract Law, Property Law, Law of Evidence, Labor Laws, Tax Laws, International Law, Civil and Criminal Procedure and more.

Electives

The electives enhance and expand the knowledge acquired in the required courses. The elective courses are divided into: Law courses that enhance knowledge of the legal world, such as: governmental companies, regulation, land tax, traffic law, corporate governance, inheritance law, banking law and more; and multidisciplinary courses: courses that address issues related to the world of law, providing a special added value, such as courses in economics, behavioral sciences and organizational management.

Shortened Graduate Degree Track

In addition to the undergraduate degree in law, students can enroll in the shortened track toward a graduate degree. This unique track enables students, within only 4.5 years, to complete an undergraduate degree in law combined with a graduate degree in business administration – MBA. The advantages of the program are not limited solely to the professional knowledge and applied practices that it offers, but rather provides advantages to those seeking to fill key positions in large organizations, leading law firms and various managerial positions.

Legal Clinics

The legal clinics enable practical experience through social involvement. The legal clinic array consists of 6 programs that provide legal aid to weakened populations. The clinics provide students with an initial and direct experience of practical legal work with actual cases in the field. The clinics include: (1) The defense clinic; (2) The clinic for aid with execution proceedings; (3) The clinic for civil aid in community centers;(4) The clinic for civil law and human rights; (5) The clinic for judge assistance; (6) The clinic for aiding courts reserved for the Israel Bar Association.

The course deals with the general part of substantial criminal law: Principles and justifications of criminal liability; Principle of legality; Fundamentals of criminal liability – the evidentiary foundation, criminal intent, negligence, strict liability, causality; parties to a crime and attempt.

The course will address the basic principles of the Israeli legal system as a governmental-state framework. We will discuss the essence of constitutions, the status of basic laws in Israeli law, the Declaration of Independence, national institutions, individual rights and the Israel’s nature as a Jewish and democratic state.

The course will address the law of obligations and specifically contract law, including remedies for contract violation. The course will address the term of entering a contract and examine the various methods by which a contract is entered. In addition, the course will address the flaws of entering contracts and the grounds for their termination, the various remedies available to the party impaired by contract violation and the content of the contract. In addition, the course will address laws relating to the classic laws of obligations, such as a gift contract, unjust enrichment and more.

The course aims to provide students with theoretical and critical tools for evaluating the legal system. Introducing various legal theories relating to the questions of what is law, what is a legal rule, what is the connection between law and ethics, what is the connection between law and justice, why and when must the law be obeyed, what are rights, etc. We will address various approaches to law, such as the positivist approach, natural law and critical approaches to law.

The course is intended to provide basic legal knowledge and teach basic principles of the legal system in Israel. Students will be introduced to the court system in Israel, the history of Israeli law and basic principles of the legal system. The Israeli legal system will be analyzed, presenting its various layers, principles, historical and interpretative sources of case law and erudite opinions.

The course introduces legal methods applied around the world and impacting Israeli law. Underlying the course is the approach by which it is impossible to understand the various legal methods without understanding the historical-political-social context in which they were created and in which they developed. We will take a comparative approach to continental and Anglo-American law. We will examine the main characteristics of both legal systems from a perspective of time, culture and place. We will also dedicate a chapter to religious, Christian, Muslim and Hebrew law, which also contribute to these legal traditions and their impact to the present day.

The law school requires extensive reading and writing and gaining a proficiency therein is essential to proper functioning in the academic world. The course will enable students to improve their language skills, enrich their vocabulary, improve their oral and written skills, enhance their understanding of written texts and introduce the proper use of language: pronunciation, writing, meaning, forms, configuration and syntax, while adapting them to the circumstances. Student will learn the importance of logical thinking – understanding and interpreting facts, understanding the causal sequence and inferring logical conclusions.

The course aims to teach principles, trends, justifications and practices of tort law. Tort law is a section of the laws of obligations in private law, but it also deals with important public issues, such as traffic accidents, faulty product damages, environmental quality and more. We will discuss the principles of tort law, address the basic principles and policy considerations underlying this field and examine the various injustices that it covers, the defenses and remedies. We will address the convergence points between tort law and other legal fields, such as contract law, property law, evidentiary law and civil procedure. We will dedicate a discussion to professional negligence, including medical malpractice, libel laws, privacy protection and nuisance laws.

The course introduces the field relating to family matters in Israel. Providing basic terms and introducing the various instances, examining civil rulings and Halachic-rabbinical rulings on various issues, while comparing them. This evaluation will provide the tools needed to analyze legal and Halachic-rabbinical texts, and for understanding the rationale underlying them. The issue of family law (personal status) – as it is addressed in civil and rabbinical courts – is a major and broad issue. Family law is among the main elements of Jewish law and, as such, it is subject to extensive attention and legal-Halachic literature.

The course deals with the criminal procedure and its principles, while evaluating essential issues under the deliberative procedure. The course will especially focus on the connection between the basic law of human dignity and freedom and between the criminal procedure. The course will discuss the four main stages of the criminal procedure: investigation, arraignment, trial and its management, post-conviction or exoneration proceedings.

The course aims to introduce the basic rules of tax law, both on the theoretical and practical levels for implementing the rules in practice. We will deal with taxation basics: tax objectives, defining income, distinction between yielding income and capital income, sources of income, conceptual income, exemptions, yielding and capital expenses and losses. We will discuss the legitimate boundaries between tax avoidance and tax evasion.

The course will present a preliminary introduction to the sources of Jewish law, its manifestations and impact on Israeli law. Jewish law, which comprises a part of the religious-Halachic legal system in Judaism, has left an indelible mark on the image and history of the Jewish people. When Israel was born, Jewish law was among the sources of Israeli law, which was eventually officially recognized in the Legal Foundations Law, 5740 1980. We will study the basic principles and sources of Jewish law, acquire preliminary tools for independently coping with the sources of Jewish Law and learn how judges in various instances apply such sources.

The course aims to introduce the laws applying to administrative authorities in Israel. It review the legal framework applying to relations between administrative authorities in Israel and corporations, businesses and individuals in the age of the administrative state and regulatory state.

The course introduces the students to tools of economic analysis and their application in various legal fields, aiming to develop creative thinking and the ability to apply the theoretical skills and tools acquired throughout the course. What is the best way to reduce traffic accidents? Should people be allowed to violate contractual promises so long as they pay compensation? Should factories be allowed to pollute and, if so, how and to what extent? What is the best method to deter criminals?

Understanding law as a research discipline and a practical field that cannot be limited to understanding law as a closed system of rules issued in a void. Law grows and changes within a certain social and cultural setting. The course intends to provide an initial introduction to approaches that examine the law in its social context. The course will examine sociological perspectives relating to law, will deal with various legal theories dealing with the correlation between law and society and will examine several issues as case studies for the link between law and society.

The course aims to provide students with comprehensive information on the opportunities available to them when selecting a career path, a significant choice that will greatly impact their future. Students will be directly exposed to various fields, able to learn from the experience acquired by leading and successful professionals in each field, and to obtain practical advice on questions underlying their selection of a future professional path.

In recent years, international law has developed into a factor with a growing impact on national law, often leading to conflicts between national and international law. As such, international law has a growing influence on the State of Israel. The course will introduce the basic perceptions underlying international law, its formation and the mechanisms of international law in the state and international setting. We will present the approach and tools, provide an understanding of the underlying normative principles and acquire skills and know-how on executing its practical (derivative) principles.

The course will provide students with tools for correct legal writing and their application by teaching the emphases and distinctions between the various documents and the proper format for each document.

The course aims to provide basic tools for writing and legal-academic research, while focusing on a select topic.

The course aims to provide English tools and terms relating to law. We will combine the conceptual and theoretical section with a practical section, including the analysis of legal texts in English, such as rulings, laws and legal articles, and we will formulate legal documents in English. Understanding terms and the English and international legal system.

The course aims to teach principles, trends, justifications and practices of civil procedure. The rules of civil procedure regulate the procedure of civil law. These rules are evident in a series of legislative acts, the most prominent being the Courts Law and Civil Procedure Regulations derived thereof. We will study not only these rules, but also the basic principles underlying them.

This course aims to introduce the theoretical and practical aspects of property laws in Israel, relating to the following issues: Theoretical justifications of the private property regime; Property rights as a closed list and their characteristics (principle of publicity, defense In Rem, etc.); types of assets comprising a foundation for property (land, chattel and rights). We will elaborate on the various property rights: ownership, rental and borrowing, attachment, lien, beneficial use and preemptive rights. We will deal with conflicts between property rights, such as: caveat registration, market overt (in land and chattel) and counter transactions.

The course is intended to provide students with know-how, proficiency and the ability to practically and theoretically analyze basic issues of corporate law in view of legislation, regulation, literature and rulings in the field. The course deals with the principles of corporate law as they appear in literature, legislation and case law. The course reviews, examines and analyzes basic terms, major doctrines, legislative arrangements, regulations and trends of corporate liability.

This course aims o provide students with practical tools relating to legal procedure in evidentiary law. We will discuss basic terms and principles underlying legal evidentiary laws, while distinguishing between the rules applying to the criminal level and those applying on the civilian level; the course will focus on integrating the theoretical-academic knowledge, emphasizing the practical implementation of such knowledge in the actual practice of law.

In addition to the courses studied throughout the degree program, third-year students will participate in a seminar where they will write a seminary paper that analyzes, while reading and analyzing academic articles, an issue relating to one or more of the studied topics.

The Mediation Law, Deliberative Law and “Mahut” Project grant the mediation process a permanent status, binding of the courts in Israel. Every lawyer must be familiar with the mediation process and the special skills characterizing the process. Understanding the mediation process helps optimize mediation outcomes as a regular element of the legal procedure and mediation skills are an important tool in the lawyer’s work.

The course’s initial objective is to introduce the mediation process and its status as a regular part of the legal procedure in courts in Israel, and to teach the lawyer’s role, both as a mediator and representative in a mediation proceeding.

The second objective is to provide basic terms for negotiations, conflict management and devising accords using mediation skills, actually practicing the skills, analyzing events and applying them to the participants’ everyday life and work life. Through the course, students will acquire and practice language, thinking habits and skills used in mediation, such as various negotiation techniques, different levels of listening, identifying the needs and interests of the parties and acquiring tools for leading the parties to accords.

The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the set of laws and rules regulating the lawyer’s profession. It will address specific ethical issues, such as: cross trusts, duties of confidentiality, the rationale and rules of conflict of interest. We will critically address all of the rules of conduct and the status of the legal profession as a legal-social institution comprising part of the justice system. We will discuss the professional ethic applying to the lawyer/intern while reading and implementing the passed laws and case laws.

The course will review various practical and theoretical issues in labor law and labor relations, imparting extensive knowledge on various issues of the normative regulation of labor relations in Israel. We will review the development of Israeli labor law and examine the need for legal intervention in labor relations. We will examine issues of individual labor relations (such as: employee-employer relations, protective laws and employment termination) as well as issues relating to collective labor relations (such as: freedom of assembly, collective agreements, collective arrangements and expansionary orders, the right to strike).

The course aims to provide students with practical knowledge and tools in civil proceeding. We will focus on major proceedings and the practical work in civil procedure. We will deal with various forms of jurisdiction, preparing pleadings, various proceedings, temporary remedies and the appeal procedure. We will also relate to proceedings conducted outside of the court: arbitration and mediation. Students will be provided a short review of the execution proceedings.

The course aims to provide students with tools and know how for dealing with practical aspects of the criminal procedure. We will discuss various issues that the parties face when conducting a criminal procedure, focusing on basic terms and principles underlying the procedure. We will discuss an analyze issues of criminal procedure, arrest laws and evidentiary laws. We will combine the theoretical principles in the field with their application to the criminal procedure in the legal profession.

The course aims to provide students with the ability to analyze complex issues based on new rulings on major topics studied throughout the program. Students will be introduced to new vs. old rules upon transitioning to the practical world, beginning with the internship, through the legal certification examinations and culminating in the practice of law. We will review the main issues of contract law, constitutional law, corporate law, tort law, property law and public international law. We will discuss new rulings and complex legal analysis of the studied issues.

*E&OE The details of the program may change

Registration and admission

Applicants who meet the following conditions will be accepted into the programme:

The threshold of admission to the programme is determined annually, based on the demand and the student quota prescribed for the programme, as per accepted practice in institutions of higher education.

Admission of students who have partially completed their bachelor’s degree in other institutions of higher education is subject to the Teaching Committee’s decision and to the presentation of proof of academic studies equivalent or similar to those in the programme, and proof of academic achievements.

When registering Applicants will need to submit the following documents:

  • A matriculation certificate from Israel or, alternatively, confirmation of equivalence to a matriculation certificate from the Department for the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees and Diplomas at the Ministry of Education.
  • PET addendum
  • Completed registration forms
  • Photocopy of ID and ID addendum
  • Two passport photos
  • Tuition fees for undergraduate degree
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Academic staff

לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Asher Maoz
Prof. Asher Maoz
Dean of the Law School
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Ron Lederman
Ron Lederman
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Shirly Levy
Dr. Shirly Levy
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Menashe Cohen
Menashe Cohen
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Ofir Straschnow
Ofir Straschnow
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Revital Simantov
Dr. Revital Simantov
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Judge Rafi Aranya
Judge Rafi Aranya
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Assaf Harel
Dr. Assaf Harel
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Haim Gruberg
Haim Gruberg
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Tehila Sagy
Tehila Sagy
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Daniel Raz
Daniel Raz
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Yossi bason
Yossi bason
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Ori Baram
Ori Baram
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Eyal Katvan
Prof. Eyal Katvan
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Irit Reich-Ziv Adv.
Irit Reich-Ziv Adv.
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Barak Yarkoni
Dr. Barak Yarkoni
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Avi Weinroth
Prof. Avi Weinroth
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Daliya Tsamriyon Hallak
Dr. Daliya Tsamriyon Hallak
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Galia Hildesheimer
Dr. Galia Hildesheimer
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Hemda Gur Arie
Dr. Hemda Gur Arie
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Shaul Sharf
Dr. Shaul Sharf
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Ron Shapira
Prof. Ron Shapira
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Shuki Fridman
Dr. Shuki Fridman

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