Szkoła letnia prawa izraelskiego

Termin: 17–29.09.2018:
Czas trwania: 36 godzin (4-6 godzin zajęć dziennie),
Zaliczenie: ocena oraz 6ECTS w ramach przedmiotów ogólnouniwersyteckich (OG)

Serdecznie zapraszamy do wzięcia udziału Szkole Letniej Prawa Izraelskiego organizowanej we współpracy z Wydziałem Prawa Uniwersytetu w Tel Awiwie.

Program ma na celu przybliżenie unikatowego, mieszkanego  porządku prawnego współczesnego Izraela. Do zdobycia 6 punktów ECTS w ramach przedmiotów ogólnouniwersyteckich: po zaliczeniu pisemnego egzaminu końcowego.  Program adresowany jest do studentów (w tym doktorantow) UW  (od 4 semestru) zwłaszcza prawa, MISH, Zarządzania, historii, studiów judaistycznych.

Pytania oraz zgłoszenia  w formie listu motywacyjnego (do 1800 znaków) oraz krótkiego cv zawierającego informacje o dotychczasowych osiągnięciach akademickich (oba dokumenty w języku ang.). prosimy wysyłać do 8 sierpnia na adres

Wymagania znajomość języka angielskiego na poziomie b2.

Dofinansowano ze środków projektu „Centrum Promocji Polskich Nauk Prawnych” w ramach programu Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego pod nazwą „DIALOG” w latach 2017-2018.

Summer School
Introduction to Israeli Law
in collaboration with Tel Aviv University 
Buchman Faculty of Law

17–29. September 2018

Instructors: Renowned teachers / researchers of Buchman Faculty of Law/Tel Aviv University.
Schedule:6 units (4–6 academic hours each, up to 6 hours per day), 6 ECTS to earn

Evaluation: class preparation/work (on the basis of pre-submitted materials/problems)+ written exam (28.09.2018)

Open to: Students of the University of Warsaw (General University Course Credit): Bachelor/Master/Doctoral Level

Requirements: Languages Skills: English B2 or higher; some knowledge of legal and political systems and their comparative perspective.

Selection method: hitherto academic records, motivation letter (no longer than 1600 characters) submitted to

The course offers a cursive introduction to a unique legal system of mixed jurisdiction, deeply rooted in the continental tradition, yet applied the Anglo-American way. It will tackle the constitutional challenges: citizenship and nationality dilemmas and the role of the religion(s) in the state legal system. International criminal law will be discussed in the context of a conflict circumstances as well as the historical antecedents. The course would also cover procedural issues, by discussing various social dilemmas that arise with regard to the way courts determine factual findings and how these dilemmas shape evidence law.

Finally, selected private law matters especially in relation to modern technologies, market and IT challenges will be introduced.  Each module will require some moderate preparation/self-study with the provided materials (ca 50 pages reading).


Unit 1 (17–18.09)

Introduction to Israeli Law

Shani Schnitzer, TAU Buchman Faculty of Law,

Israeli Law is an intricate mosaic of various legal traditions, historical sources and jurisprudential influences. This module aims to shed light on its unique, multi-faceted hybrid nature, by way of exploring the roots, evolution and current structure of the Israeli legal system.

Unit 2  (17, 18.09)

Criminal Evidence (Foundations, Historical Aspects, Sexual Crimes)

Amit Pundik

Fact-finding is an important part of any legal proceeding, civil and criminal alike. The course deals with various social dilemmas that arise with regard to the way courts determine factual findings and how these dilemmas shape evidence law. The purpose of the course is to explore the basic concepts of evidence law and discuss some of the major theories of the field. The topics discussed in the course may include: DNA evidence; the right to silence; previous sexual history of complainants in sexual offences; character evidence; statistical evidence in criminal and civil cases; and cognitive psychological findings about human testimony.

Unit 3 (20/21.09)

IT law and Law of new Technologies

Michael Birnhack

  1. A general framework of law and technology[In this lecture we will discuss the theoretical issues, main views on the topic, and provide some examples from the regulation of various challenges, such as governmental regulation of terror-supporting or prostitution content. There is an Israeli law on the matter, which will serve as a case study, thus exposing students to both the general theme and to the current way we handle (or more accurately, try to handle) such issues here.
  2. Regulating privacy[this lecture will present privacy challenges – from government, the private sector, including social media and online data giants; will present in broad brush various solutions, including the GDPR. Obviously, one cannot go into too much details in a limited time, but the general idea will be discussed, with the case study of data transfers to third countries – Israel as an example of a country that deserved the EU’s “adequacy” stamp of approval, which is now challenged]
  3. Privacy by Design[This lecture will combine the previous two, with searching for a technological solution for the privacy challenges, within a legal framework. Examples will be discussed, such as body scanners in airports, and the publication of judicial opinions online, with examples from Israel]

Unit 4 (20–21.09)

Topics in Israeli Corporate Law

Ehud Kamar

Class 1.This class will provide an overview of the agency problem as a motivating theme in corporate law, and will present and empirically evaluate one of the solutions used in Israel to address it: majority of the minority shareholder vote on related party transactions.

Class 2. One of the difficult policy questions in the regulation of corporations with controlling shareholders is how to regulate a sale of the control block.  This class will explore the underlying theory and compare the rules in Israel and the United States.

Class 3. An important question involving widely held corporations is how to regulate hostile takeovers.  The Israeli approach to this question lies somewhere between the British approach and the American approach.  This class will introduce the theory and the various approaches.

Unit 5 (24–25.09)

Religious laws and Family Law

Yiftat Monnedick

Family law in Israel is constructed of both civil law and religious law. In this course we will survey the history of this hybrid and the jurisdictional conflicts it creates, focusing on three main themes: Marriage and pre-nuptial agreements, Divorce, and Child support.

UNIT 6 (25/26.09)

The Changing Role of Victims in International Criminal Law

Leora Bilsky

  1. The Nuremberg Trial and its Discontents. In this class we study the innovation in the IMT, and how its architects  attempted to address the issue of victors’ justice. In particular we will ask about the marginal role of victims in the trial, and how it connected to the trial’s focus on „aggressive war.”  We will engage with the critique and alternative vision of the trial articulated by victims’ groups. In particular, we will ask about the reasons for the disappearance of the crime of genocide from the judgment of the court.
  2. International law in domestic courts of the victims (The Eichman Trial). In this class we will turn to examine the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem (1961) and the new paradigm of victims’-centered justice that it promoted. We will discuss the vision for the trial of the Israeli prosecutor (Gideon Hausner) and the critique of the philosopher Hannah Arendt. We will compare the Israeli trial to a prior attempt in the Polish Trials 0f 1946-1948 [the Supreme national Tribunal] to put genocide in the center of international law.
  3. Gendered Victims and the changing faces of International Criminal Law. This class will turn to the 1990s and the revolution in international criminal law in relation to victims, in ICTY and ICTR. It will examine the way that feminist criticism was translated into legal reforms of ICL, in particular, the recognition of rape as war crime and genocide. We will compare this contribution to the domestic struggle of the Mothers in Argentina about ‚forced disappearances’, and how they translated their criticism into international law by formulating a new human right –a victim’s right to truth. This concluding class will allow us to measure the changes in relation to the role of victims in international law. In particular we will try to explain what can account for the success of women’s NGO’s to influence international law since the 1990s, as opposed to the earlier Jewish and Polish attempts that have not become precedents in ICL.