About the LLM Program
The Definitive Human Rights and International Law Program
The International LLM in Human Rights and International Law program offers students a rich variety of specialized courses in the main fields of international law, including international organizations, conflict resolution, the laws of war, immigration law, and international criminal law.
The program also familiarizes students with human rights issues including multiculturalism, human rights and counterterrorism and transitional justice.
Courses are taught by a strong faculty, comprised of past and present legal advisors to international organizations, members of international expert bodies, government and NGO lawyers and leading academics from Israel and abroad, including Professor Malcolm Shaw, author of the world’s leading textbook in international law.
All of the courses and workshops will be given in Jerusalem, a city with a rich history of peace and conflict, offering a unique experience to prospective academics, lawyers and employees in the governmental and non-governmental sector.
Earning Your Law Degree in Israel in English
In 2011, the Hebrew University Faculty of Law launched the first English International LL.M. degree in Israel. The HU LL.M. program offers two areas of specialization, Human Rights and International Law, and in International Business Law and Intellectual Property.
The HU is the oldest law school in Israel, and is composed of 50 full-time professors, 100 adjunct professors, 50 instructors and 1,500 students in LLB, LLM/MA and LLD/PhD degree track programs.
All courses in both the Human Rights and International Law track are taught by top academics and practitioners, with vast experience and notable achievements in the study and application of Human Rights and International Law, as well as in International Commercial Law.
All studies take place at the Faculty of Law, situated at Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem.
Charting the Path to Your LLM
The LL.M. program consists of 32 credits taken over two consecutive semesters, including four core courses, a workshop, seminars, electives and background courses. In addition, students may choose to submit an LL.M. thesis.
Students have the option of being placed in a summer internship at the completion of the program.