The Parasol Foundation International LL.M. program at Tel Aviv University attracts outstanding law students to study and collaborate with Israel’s elite legal academia and legal professionals. Through a wide range of classes taught by world-renowned professors, international students have the opportunity to study for their advanced law degree at Israel’s leading law faculty.
The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory that provide students with the necessary insights and analytical skills for advanced academic research and practice.
Nearly 50 classes, taught entirely in English, explore contemporary challenges to law stemming from processes of globalization, dynamic technological and social changes, and the entrepreneurial dynamism of the “Startup Nation”.
International LL.M. students may pursue a general course of study or concentrate their studies in one of three specializations:
- International Law and Human Rights
- Law & Technology
- Business Law
Substantial scholarships may be offered to promising candidates according to needs and academic achievements and in order to promote diversity.
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B., JD, Bachelor of Laws) in order to be eligible to enroll in the International LL.M. program. Students in their final year of first degree studies may apply and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).
Applicants should submit the following documents online at https://portal.telavivuniv. org/createprofile.php
- Completed online Application Form
- CV or Resume
- 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 ranking within your class.
- Personal Statement (essay)
- Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words and should describe your background, academic and/or professional interests and goals, as well as your motivation to study with the International LL.M. program.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Letters should be written by law professors and/or legal employment supervisors.
- TOEFL or IELTS score
- An English-language proficiency exam must be taken before July 1 of each application year. 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 non-refundable application fee
The successful completion of the International LL.M. covers a minimum of 32 academic credits (students may take up to 36 credits):
- mandatory core courses = 10 credits
- mandatory workshop + seminar (according to specialization) = 6-7 credits
- additional courses of choosing (4 within chosen specialization) = 16 credits
LL.M. students must complete the below required core courses (2 credits each):
- Introduction to Israeli Law
- Law & Society
- Law & Economics
- Contemporary Issues in Israel
- Scholar’s Workshop: Legal Theory
LL.M. students are required to take one workshop (according to specialization);
- Law & Technology
- International Law
- Law & Economics
- Private Law Theory Seminar
LL.M. students are required to take one seminar (according to specialization; 3-4 credits each).
*Courses are subject to change.
Organized Trips and Lectures
Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous extracurricular activities organized by the program as well as an extensive amount of workshops, conferences and lectures held on campus.
We take great lengths to show our LL.M. students the innovation, diversity and beauty Israel has to offer. Some programs activities include:
- High-Tech tour which includes Google Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv’s top law firms, with briefings by senior attorneys, as well as innovative legaltech startups.
- Supreme Court in Jerusalem featuring a q&a session with a Supreme Court Justice.
- Grand Tour - a unique experience where students have the opportunity to visit the diverse populations in Israel.
- Neot Kedumim - a biblical nature reserve with team-building exercises.
- Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center