Specialization: Law & Business
Israel today is the hub of much international corporate and business activity. Corporate giants from the U.S., Europe and Asia are looking for opportunities in Israel, buying companies and opening research centers. MobilEye’s acquisition by Intel for $15 Billion is a recent example. Venture capital and private equity companies follow suit and aim for Israel’s earlier stage companies. At the same time that foreigners invest in Israel, Israeli companies look outward to raise capital and seek larger product markets. Israel is the foreign country with the second largest number of companies quoted on the NASDAQ, with 95 such companies (and counting!). Many Israeli companies, cross list in Israel and abroad, and the Israeli Securities Law is highly innovative in this regards. Finally, some Israeli companies play a major role in international transactions. Israel today in an exciting place to study business law.
The Law & Business track of the International LL.M. Program focuses on the fundamentals of business strategy catered to a legal audience. The course topics and frameworks are drawn from business law as well as MBA curriculums of leading schools abroad. The track offers courses on an array of topics: Startup Financing and Governance, Shareholder Activism, Issues in Competition Law, Negotiations in the Technology Industry, and related issues. Together, we offer a range of courses that is second to none, and a faculty that is the best in the nation, with many faculty co-teaching at the finest institutions around the world. Not only do TAU professors produce cutting-edge research, they have also developed innovative and practical contents that prepare students to succeed in any field they choose.
To complete your specialization in Law & Business track, you must take at least 11 credits of the LL.M.’s 32 required credits, from courses within the Law & Business track, but you are more than welcome to take as many courses as you see fit – and that fit your schedule. You can also take courses from the Global Governance & Human Rights and the Law & Technology tracks, in addition to general elective courses.
The professors and courses refer to the 2017-2018 academic year - please be aware that courses and professors change each year.
In the Fall Semester, you can begin with Introduction to Business Law, taught by Dr. Hadar Jabotinsky, which is meant to provide the students with a basic understanding of business law. You will be able to take a MOOC course (Massive Open Online Course) on Economic Growth and Distributive Justice, taught by Prof. Yoram Margalioth (TAU Law); Antitrust Policy, taught by Prof. David Gilo (TAU Law), the former Head of the Israeli Antitrust Authority. Also in the Fall Semester, Prof. David Driesen (Syracuse School of Law) will teach a course on The Economic Dynamics of Law. Prof. Henrik Lando (Copenhagen Business School) will teach Behavioral and Classical Contract Theory Applied to a Case Study of a Construction Contract. Prof. David Webber (Boston University School of Law) will discuss Shareholder Litigation. We also offer a course on Risk Derivatives and Financial Crises taught by Adv. Menachem Feder. For those interested in global aspects, Prof. Hui Robin Huang (Chinese University of Hong Kong) will teach Chinese Corporate and Securities Law, and Prof. Guy Mundlak (TAU Law) will teach a course on The International Law of Work.
In the Spring Semester, we a seminar on Business Law: Transnational Perspectives, by Dr. Ido Baum. In the Workshop on Law & Economics, led by Prof. Avraham Tabbach & Dr. Shay Lavie, both of TAU Law, you will be able to discuss cutting-edge research with the authors who will present their works in progress. Yoel Kranz (Columbia University School of Law) will offer Mergers & Acquisitions: US Public Company Practice. If you are interested in Intellectual Property, Adv. David Mirchin will guide you through the Licensing of Intellectual Property. Prof. Russell Korobkin (UCLA) will teach Negotiation Theory and Strategy, and Alessandro Pomelli (Columbia Law School) will teach European Corporate Law. Finally, Prof. Peter Siegelman (University of Connecticut Law School) will teach Law & Economics of Insurance, and Prof. Katharina Pistor (University of Bologna) will offer Law and Finance in Theory and Practice.