Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law
Tel Aviv, Israel
Are classes taught in English?
Yes. Each year Tel Aviv University offers about 50 classes in English, taught by TAU faculty members and by visiting professors from top law schools abroad such as Yale and Berkeley. The majority of these courses will be offered on a quarter-based term system to allow incoming students for both the fall and spring semesters to be able to complete their studies prior to the next semester (or summer break) at their home institutions. These courses include subjects such as Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, International Taxation, and Advanced Contracts. View TAU's current term course offerings and current flyer for more details.
What are the major strengths of the program?
Tel Aviv University is particularly strong in Intellectual Property Law and Business Law. TAU is also reputable in Human Rights Law and Private Law.
How many U.S. exchange students are there?
Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel with almost 30,000 students, many of whom come from around the world. The Buchmann Faculty of Law has exchange agreements with about ten American law schools, including the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Hastings, Boston, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and more. On average, TAU will host ten students from these U.S. law schools each year. TAU will normally host two students from UCLA per semester, or no more than four per academic year. Approximately 20 international students from abroad also come to TAU each year from schools such as Toronto, Osgoode Hall, Sciences-Po Paris, Bucerius, Charles University, Monash, Seoul National University, Tsinghua, KoGuan, Jindal Global Law School, and more.
What is the term schedule?
The fall semester typically runs from mid-October to mid-January. The spring semester runs from mid-February to mid-June. The spring semester is split into two separate sessions, the first typically running from February to April and the second running from April to June. Note that a significant number of courses are concentrated in the first eight weeks of the fall and spring semesters to allow American students to return for the spring semester by early January or in time for their summer jobs in mid-May.
Where can I get housing?
Tel Aviv University does not guarantee housing for exchange students, as there is high demand and limited supply for on-campus housing. Exchange students are therefore required to secure their own accommodations. TAU has, however, entered into agreements with various rental agencies in Tel Aviv under which exchange students may be eligible to rent apartments for special rates. TAU also offers several online resources to incoming exchange students seeking accommodations, and also permits incoming exchange students to be added to the waiting list for the international dorms. Housing is estimated at approximately $850 per month.
UCLA can provide up to two $935 travel stipends per year to UCLA Law students who participate in an exchange program with the Haifa, Hebrew University, or Tel Aviv law faculties. Students who wish to apply for such a travel stipend should indicate this in their UCLA application letter. Applicants should also state whether they have previously visited Israel. While all students who participate in any of those three exchange programs are eligible for a travel stipend, preference will be given to students who have not previously been to Israel.