International Humanitarian Law in Israel and Palestine


Valparaiso University Law School offers a three-credit course in International Humanitarian Law in Israel and Palestine.  This course provides an introduction to the history of the Zionist movement, the State of Israel and the movement for Palestinian independence.  The course will cover topics within international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflict) and look at issues that have arisen in the context of the Arab/Israeli conflict. The course will meet twice weekly in Valparaiso for seven weeks before we head to Israel over Spring Break.

This is a joint program with the Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center in Hod HaSharon, Israel. Classes will be held in Jerusalem and at Sha’arei Mishpat, and law students from that institution will also participate in the program.