Male law student

Study Abroad

Winter Session Israel Trip

Learn about a dynamic area of law from the experts who are shaping it. Spend 10 days over winter break taking a two-credit course studying contemporary Israeli, American, and Jewish gender law at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan. Stay on the beach in nearby Tel Aviv. All classes are taught in English.

Program and Course Information

In this two-credit, ABA-approved course, students will examine, compare, and explore the basic principles of gender, discrimination, equality, and justice across various legal regimes, including the U.S. and Israeli civil law system, as well as Jewish and Muslim religious law, which also operates in Israel. Instruction (in English) will be provided by U.S. and Israeli faculty with expertise in human rights, family law, religious law, and discrimination law. Field trips planned for Jerusalem and Ramallah will allow students to visit legal institutions, NGOs, and other locations that emphasize the historical and cultural context for the legal issues we will be studying.

Students will stay in Tel Aviv and attend classes in nearby Ramat Gan. Field trips to Jerusalem and Ramallah are also planned.  Students will have afternoon and evening free time on most days, as well as a free Saturday to travel on their own, which students have used in past years to visit such places as the Dead Sea, Masada, and Bethlehem. $2900 tuition covers instruction, transportation to class from Tel Aviv, and field trip costs, and a welcome dinner on our first night together. Students arrange their own travel, room, and board, though program directors and alumni can offer suggestions and other advice on hostels, rentals, and flight itineraries that have worked well in the past.

Though we gear the course primarily to law students, we welcome applications from law students as well as graduate and undergraduate students from other disciplines who can demonstrate a record of academic success and an interest in the subject matter. Applications from schools other than Western New England University are welcomed.

Students in classroom abroad.
Study Abroad Students
Study Abroad Students in Jaffa

Here's What Our Students Have To Say

Explore More

Summer Opportunities

The School of Law provides maximum flexibility for students who desire to study abroad. We accept as transfer credit any course credits earned in an ABA-approved foreign study program. Before signing up for a study abroad program, however, students must meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to obtain permission to visit at the other school for the summer.

  • For detailed information about ABA Study Abroad opportunities, please visit the ABA Study Abroad site and Opportunities
  • There are many brochures that can be viewed in the Career Services Office as well.

Contact Information

Associate Dean Erin Buzuvis

Blake Law Center, Dean's Suite

Contact Us

Contact Information

Jennifer Levi

Program Co-Director & Professor of Law

Office: L 311

Contact Us