The 2012 U. of M. Faculty of Law - Hebrew University Summer Program, Introduction to Israeli law and society: ancient peoples and newcomers in the Start-up Nation, is set for May 6th- May 24th, in Jerusalem, Israel. Only a few spots remain available and the Faculty of Law is encouraging Asper students to take advantage of this opportunity.
This three week program is an academic partnership between U of M law school and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This course is open to all law students, and Asper School of Business students. There are no prerequisites and the course qualifies for academic credit. This course is made possible through the subsidy of the Government of Manitoba and Friends of Hebrew University. Asper students need to contact: Larissa Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Focus: Students will learn how Israel adapts to its social and economic challenges and then compare and contrast that with the Canadian experience. Just about every issue that affects Canada - building a modern high tech economy, integrating newcomers and members of traditional societies, and promoting human rights in the face of various internal and external pressures - applies to Israel.
Specific areas of study will include: Israel as the start up nation; the rise of Israel as a world leader in high tech innovation; the challenges of integrating immigrants from Ethiopa, non-Jewish immigrants from places like Eritrea and Darfur and various Arab minority groups into the mainstream economy. Many areas of academic interest are covered by aspects of the program including: business law, immigrant and refugee law, human rights law, aboriginal law, and international trade law.