Loyola Law School Hosts Only U.S. Summer JD Program in Israel with Externship Options at Coveted Government Posts
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will host the only American juris doctor program in Israel this summer during a highly immersive experience offering a comparative law curriculum punctuated by externships at top Israeli government offices and agencies.
Program courses will run from June 3-28, 2018 on the campus of Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv. Participants will select from a range of international comparative law classes, including Dignity Jurisprudence and Jewish Law & Israeli Law. Helping bring classes to life, visits will include stops at the Supreme Court of Israel, where students will meet and interview a justice.
“Our Israel summer program provides students with total immersion into Israeli law, its underpinnings and its influences,” said Professor Cesare Romano, co-director of Loyola’s Israel summer abroad program. “They’ll be able to take what they learn from top Israeli legal experts and apply it while embedded in unique externships and on insider tours.”
Students will live in Tel Aviv, a 45-minute drive from Jerusalem and its myriad historic landmarks. Included tours of such storied cities as Jerusalem, Jaffa and Tel Aviv will add context to the curriculum. During optional expeditions, students may explore such wonders as the Dead Sea, Jordan’s lost city of Petra, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the pyramids of Egypt.
As a capstone experiential component of the program, students may elect to work at an externship between July 1-26. Prior placements have included the K’nesset, the Israel Prime Minister’s Office, the Israel Disabilities Center and many more.
By combining coursework and externship experience, students may earn up to eight ABA-approved credits. The priority application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2018. Details and application information is available at www.lls.edu/Israel.