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Parasol Foundation International LL.M. at Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) - Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

Situated in Israel's cultural, financial and technological capital, TAU shares Tel Aviv's unshakable spirit of openness and innovation – and boasts a campus life as dynamic and pluralistic as the metropolis itself. Tel Aviv the city and Tel Aviv the university are one and the same – a thriving Mediterranean center of diversity and discovery.

Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally, Tel Aviv University is also Israel's first choice for students, and its graduates are the most sought after by Israeli companies. Global in outlook and impact, TAU advances teaching and research that break down the walls between disciplines, striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges through bold, interdisciplinary solutions

The law school

TAU Law, the oldest law school in Israel, tracing its roots to the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics established in 1935. Our law school is home to more than 40 full-time faculty members and over 25 renowned visiting professors who are internationally recognized for their areas of expertise. These are complemented by dozens of adjunct lecturers that teach a broad range of academic disciplines and legal fields. Approximately 1,600 students from Israel and from more than 20 countries worldwide attend the Faculty annually.

The curriculum at TAU Law includes a vast array of courses and seminars that are aimed at enhancing students' ability to address local and global legal and social issues. Approximately 45 of the offered courses are taught in English. TAU Law also provides a wide range of opportunities for theoretical research and practical legal experience as it strives to create a stimulating learning environment for its students and scholars. Among these are the Faculty's unique legal workshops, which introduces students to cutting-edge research by leading scholars from Israel and abroad, and which allows them to review and contribute to yet-unpublished legal scholarship.

TAU Law’s faculty members have published numerous books and publications in top-ranking law reviews, peer-reviewed journals and university presses and many are regular visitors at leading law schools in the US and Europe. TAU Law houses numerous prestigious research institutes, facilitating cutting-edge conferences, colloquia and research activities. One of these institutes, The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, is host to the Faculty's flagship law review – Theoretical Inquiries in Law (TIL), which is ranked number 1 for citation impact among all non-U.S. law reviews around the world.

The Faculty’s alumni help shape the future of legal education and practice in Israel. Graduates routinely obtain employment in elite private and public-sector positions, and courts. Our distinguished alumni include Supreme Court Judges, managing partners at top law firms, executives, and journalists, high ranking officials in the public sector, as well as Ministers and Knesset members.

Tuition fees

Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is US $21,000.

Tuition includes administration fees, health insurance, access to university libraries, and a number of social events and trips. Housing, meals, transportation and incidentals are not included in the tuition fees.

Financial aid / scholarships will be offered to promising candidates according to needs or academic qualifications, and in order to promote diversity.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B. , JD, Bachelor of Laws) prior to starting the LL.M. degree. Students in their final year of undergraduate law degree studies may apply, and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).

Application Procedures: Create a student profile on the application portal (https://portal.telavivuniv.org/createprofile.php) and upload the following documents:

Law degree transcript(s) & diploma(s) - Transcripts must show all courses and grades obtained, and should be submitted with the corresponding diploma. Transcripts may have to be officially translated at the applicant's expense to be reviewed by the Registrar's Office.

Law school ranking - If available, please ask your law school to provide a letter indicating your individual law school ranking.

Completed online application form - Make sure to complete the program-related questions on the application portal.

CV / Resume

Personal Statement (essay) - Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words and should describe your background, your academic or professional interests and goals, and your motivation to study in the International LL.M. program.

Two letters of recommendation - Letters should be written by law professors or legal employment supervisors – or a combination of both.

TOEFL or IELTS score - An English-language proficiency exam must be taken before July 1, and official scores should be sent directly to the TAU International office by the testing agency. TAU International's ETS code is 7704. The minimum scores on the TOEFL test are written 582, computer-based 223, or internet-based 89. The minimum overall bandwidth score on the IELTS test is 7. Exemption may be granted – please inquire with the Admissions Director.

$100 application fee

The Program

The Parasol Foundation International LL.M Program at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law is a 10 month program which brings outstanding students from all over the world for a rigorous, highly-academic LL.M. degree.

The program language of instruction is English and students may choose a general course of study or specialize in:

· International Law & Human Rights
· Law & Technology
· Business Law​

The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students the necessary analytical tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights, which will allow them to identify and explore emerging global legal issues. The program combines cutting edge material drawn from the internationally recognized startup ecosystem Israel is known for, as well as the general study of International Law Israel is widely respected for. Students have the chance to explore numerous opportunities offered within the law faculty, including research with professors, visits to top law firms in Tel Aviv, and a meeting with a Supreme Court Justice.

The curriculum consists of courses, seminars and workshops. The selection of courses will allow students to pursue several disciplines, including: International Law and Global Regulation Legal Theory; Law and Technology and Business Law. The program also enables the participants to choose electives from the rich variety of English-language graduate programs.

The LL.M. is without thesis. LL.M. candidates will be eligible to apply for admittance to the Ph.D Program at the Faculty of Law, following the successful completion of the LL.M. degree.

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