LL.B. and LL.M. in “Hoshen Mispat”

The Faculty of Law conducts a special LL.B. program in Jewish law, jointly with the Institute for Advanced Torah Studies and the Women's Midrasha of the University. The objective of the course is to train jurists in Jewish law in the area of research and for work in various legal fields. Graduates of the direct LL.M. track will obtain at the end of four years of study both LL.B. and LL.M. degrees.
The program is unique in that in addition to the regular legal studies, students also study in the Kolel and the Women's Midrasha, and attend a special program in Hoshen Mishpat (monetary law, rabbinical court law, civil law, and criminal law) and in general issues related to Even Haezer (matrimonial law).
1 Curriculum
1.1 In addition to the standard curriculum, students in this program also study the following subjects:
(a) Second year: elective courses for 4 credits and "Workshop in Hoshen Mishpat 1" for 4 credits.
(b) Third year: electives in Jewish law for 4 credits and an additional seminar.
(c) Fourth year: completion of course requirements for the LL.B. and the LL.M. programs, which includes 14 credits (electives or electives in Jewish law), the "Interdisciplinary Workshop for Advanced Students" research seminar, and two additional seminars.
1.2 Students who join the program in the third year, in addition to the standard curriculum also study the following subjects:
(a) Third year: elective courses for 4 credits, elective courses in Jewish law for 4 credits, a seminar in addition to the standard required one (from the fourth year course and seminar requirements), and the "Workshop in Hoshen Mishpat 1" for 4 credits.
(b) Fourth year: completion of course requirements for the LL.B. program and the "Workshop in Hoshen Mishpat 2" for 4 credits, and completion of course requirements for the LL.M. program, which includes 14 credits (electives or electives in Jewish law), the "Interdisciplinary Workshop for Advanced Students" research seminar, and two additional seminars.
2 The curriculum of the Women's Midrasha consists of 20-25 hours/week, and the schedule is coordinated with that of the Faculty of Law.
3 Each year the program is offered subject to adequate enrollment.