2020-2021 APPLICATIONS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!
In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that the program has put in place an alternative of long distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, students will be able to participate in courses online and resume them in person once permitted, without this affecting their ability to complete the program as planned.
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B. , JD, Bachelor of Laws) prior to starting the LL.M. degree. Students in their final year of undergraduate law degree studies may apply, and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).
Former TAU Law Exchange Students are encouraged to apply! Should you have studied at TAU Law or at your home university and have taken a course, seminar, or workshop within the past 5 years that –
- was taught in English
- was not included in the final count of the required credits towards your LL.B./JD or LL.M.
- was either studied towards an LL.M or could qualify towards an LL.M at your home institution (for example, a course with both under graduate and graduate students), and
- your grade in such was 80+ (pass/ fail courses will not qualify)
then we are happy to consider up to 6 credits of qualifying courses towards your LL.M degree at TAU. Tuition will be reduced accordingly.
About the Program:
Law professors from TAU Law and prestigious international law schools teach almost 50 courses, workshops and seminars entirely in English. These classes are designed to explore contemporary challenges to law stemming from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation."
Students may pursue a general course of study, or may choose to concentrate their courses in one of the following areas:
The LL.M. program covers 32 academic credits over the period of 3 academic semesters:
- The opening Core Semester (including Orientation Day) takes place from September 2, 2020 – October 1, 2020.
- The Fall Semester takes place October 18, 2020 – January 17, 2021 followed by an exam period January 18, 2021 – March 2, 2021.
- The Spring Semester takes place March 3, 2021 – June 18, 2021 followed by an exam period June 20, 2021 – July 18, 2021.
*ALL SEMESTERS ARE MANDATORY (dates are subject to change)
Christmas and New Year’s Day are regular work days unless they fall on a weekend (Saturday) or vacation break *if you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, inform your lecturer and LL.M. Admin should you need to miss class.
Application Procedures: Create a student profile on the application portal (https://portal.telavivuniv.org/createprofile.php) and upload the following documents:
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 law school ranking.
Completed online application form
Make sure to complete the program-related questions on the application portal.
CV or resume
Personal Statement (essay)
Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words and should describe your background, your academic or professional interests and goals, and your motivation to study in the International LL.M. program.
Two letters of recommendation
Letters should be written by law professors or legal employment supervisors – or a combination of both.
TOEFL or IELTS score
An English-language proficiency exam must be taken before July 1, and 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.
$150 application fee
Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is USD $21,000.
- Tuition includes administration fees, health insurance, access to university libraries, and a number of social events and trips.
- Housing, meals, transportation and incidentals are not included in the tuition fees.
Returning to study for a Master's level degree is an expense for which you must plan accordingly. Students should be cognizant of their spending habits and budget accordingly for the duration of the program. While the degree is an excellent investment in yourself and your career, it is important to adequately prepare for the financial events related to being a student, including tuition, housing, transportation and basic necessities.
NOTE: Student Visa's are to be obtained directly with the relevant embassy or consulate, and not via the International LL.M. Program office.