January 2016
    Law No.: LAW7738
    Sched. No.: 116110027

Israeli Business Law and Innovation (SC)
Section 1
Barzuza, Michal
Oliar, Dotan

Administrative Information:
During SIS enrollment, check on SIS for real-time enrollment numbers
Days, Times (Room):MTWRSU, 0900-1700 ()
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: This January Term course meets in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 16-21, 2016. The course begins with a required reception dinner and opening lecture on Saturday evening, January 16th. Unless otherwise noted in the syllabus, all class sessions will be held Sunday-Thursday, January 17-21.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a two-credit intensive course taught in English by Professors Michal Barzuza and Dotan Oliar, members of the Virginia law faculty. The course is a combination of introductory lectures, group discussions, guest lectures by experts and two field trips designed to give students a direct experience of the Israeli entrepreneurial culture.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES, DEPOSIT, AND UNIV. REQUIREMENTS: Application forms are available in the Student Records Office, 107 Slaughter Hall. They are due no later than 4:45pm on Monday, October 5th, 2015. Upon notification of acceptance, students must complete additional required University study-abroad forms and must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $125.00 no later than Monday, November 9, 2015. We encourage students to begin as soon as possible after acceptance to secure any necessary passport documents and to book their flights.

TRANSPORTATION & PASSPORT/VISA ISSUES: Students will be responsible for their own transatlantic travel arrangements. They must arrive in time to attend the reception dinner and opening lecture on Saturday evening, January 16. Attendance at all class sessions and site visits is expected. Students should plan to be back in Charlottesville for the beginning of spring semester classes on Monday, January 25th, 2016. UVa’s International Studies Office (ISO) can offer guidance and assistance in securing necessary passport/visa documents. Non-U.S. citizens should consult carefully with ISO about both U.S. and Israeli requirements.

LODGING & MEALS: Students will be responsible for their lodging and meals. The cost of the course itself is covered by regular UVa tuition payments, without additional charge. In addition to the $125.00 deposit payable to the Law School to cover the reception dinner and other administrative costs, students should plan for additional expenses for meals, sightseeing, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. Lastly, there may be passport and visa charges. In 2015, an option to stay at the Tel Aviv University dorms (at their regular, very reasonable prices) was available, and the instructors are working to secure the same this year as well.

FINANCIAL AID: Students should consult the Law School’s Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility for financial assistance to help cover any additional expenses beyond normal school year budget expenses.

Prerequisites:The course is open to all students, and has no course prerequisites. If the course is oversubscribed, priority will be given to 3Ls, then to 2Ls.
Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit a paper (2400-3000 words, including footnotes). The paper should engage one of the various topics or bodies of law covered in the course and either (1) engage in a critical assessment of the Israeli approach, or (2) engage in a critical comparative analysis of the US and Israeli approaches. The paper is due via LawWeb by February 4, 2016 at 4:30pm.