Bar-Ilan Law is a founding member of ATLAS - Association of Transnational Law Schools.

ATLAS was formed in 2006 with the mission of bringing together talented doctoral students in the field of law from around the world. ATLAS strives to promote in-depth study of legal issues related, but not limited to: comparative legal and regulatory responses to globalization, the evolution of transnational law, and the challenges involved in international governance.

On a yearly basis, ATLAS organizes a summer school for graduate students, “Atlas Agora,” meant to think and rethink the present-day issues in international and transnational law and in the methods of legal research. This event is designed to encourage legal scholarship by fostering a community of doctoral candidates and promoting the development of exceptional dissertations. The program consists of three different parts: lectures, workshops and a faculty conference. During the workshop sections, all participating doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present their graduate work-in-progress and receive expert commentary.

Current ATALS members are:

  • Antwerp University, Belgium
  • Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Université de Montréal, Canada
  • University of Graz, Austria

For further information on the program, please visit the ATLAS website at

The academic director of ATLAS at Bar-Ilan Law is Dr. Ori Aronson.