May 21, 2017 – June 1, 2017 (2-week program)
June 4, 2017 – June 15, 2017 (2-week program)
May 21, 2017 – June 15, 2017 (4-week program)
May 21, 2017 – July 13, 2017 (8-week program)
Location: Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, Israel
Host: Bar-Ilan University
Focus: International and Comparative Law
Tuition and Fees: Non-refundable enrollment fee of $200. Plus:
  $4,000 for 2-week program; or
  $5,200 for 4-week program; or
  $8,250 for the 8-week program (4 weeks plus externship)
Program Director: Professor Neil Cogan, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Explore Israel and Nearby While You Study

The program offers the opportunity to explore both the modern and the ancient. The program is situated in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, “The City That Never Sleeps,” widely ranked as one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations. Tel Aviv offers beaches, clubs, restaurants, and museums. A forty-five minute, inexpensive bus ride brings you to Jerusalem, the site of the Old City, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, and Garden of Gethsemane. Day trips take you to the King Herod’s fortress atop Masada, the lowest spot on the Earth’s surface at the Dead Sea, the fishermen by the Sea of Galilee, the cool waters of the Jordan River, the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the snorkeling beaches and night life of Eilat, and the lost city of Petra in Jordan. A two-day trip takes you to the tombs of the Pharaohs outside of Cairo or the coastal intrigues of Cyprus.

Reasons to Study Abroad in this Program

  • Externships. The program offers opportunities to extern in the Israel Parliament (K’nesset), Prime Minister’s Office, Supreme Court, and Ministry of Justice, as well as leading NGO’s such as the Israel Law Center and Bizchut (disabilities), and the Bar Ilan University Clinics (environmental, dispute resolution). Externships can be taken for credit (with the home school’s permission) or no credit. Early application is important.
  • Long Established Program. No other ABA-accredited law program has taken so many students to study law in Israel as the Whittier Law program. And no other program has continually operated in Israel for ten consecutive years.
  • Cultural Tours. Each session includes one-of-a-kind guided tours of Jerusalem in the first session, and Tel Aviv and Yafo in the second session. Professor Neil H. Cogan has been traveling to Israel for decades and knows the country inside and out. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv tours are included; other optional tours are additional expense.
  • Legal Tours. The program provides legal tours, including visits to the Supreme Court of Israel and an interview with a Supreme Court Justice, and a conference with lawyers at the largest law firm in Israel and the Middle East.

“Professor Cogan is an amazing man. He is patient and actually cares for the students and their best interests.”

— Student - Israel Study Abroad Program,

WLS Study Abroad Program - Israel
WLS Study Abroad Program - Israel
WLS Study Abroad Program - Israel
WLS Study Abroad Program - Israel