The Asper International Program on Israeli Law and Society is an academic partnership between the University of Manitoba law school and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This course is open to law students across Canada. .
Founded by Robson Hall law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz, at inception, the program was exclusive to the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall students. It has since welcomed over three hundred students from seven law schools in five provinces across Canada and now annually attracts approximately 60 students. The course is taught in partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Law School, which is consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world, and the Rothberg International School – the international arm of the university which has decades of experience in hosting international students.
Students learn how Israel adapts, in its constitutional and regulatory framework, to the social and economic challenges and then compare and contrast that with the Canadian experience. Just about every issue that affects Canada – building a modern high tech economy, integrating newcomers and members of traditional societies, and promoting human rights in the face of various internal and external pressures – applies to Israel.
Many areas of academic interest are covered by aspects of the program including: constitutional and human rights law, international business and trade law and immigration and refugee law.
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