Israeli Business Law and Innovation (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 2
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • 0800-1700
  • NRN
01/15/2023 01/19/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This is a two-credit intensive course taught in English by Professor Dotan Oliar, a member 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: 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 EXPO by noon on Feb. 3rd.

Other Work

Other Course Details
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. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This January Term course is being proposed to the University to meet in Tel Aviv, Israel during the J-term 2023. The course is planned to begin with a required reception dinner and opening lecture on Saturday evening January 14, 2023, and the class will end on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Students will also spend a full day on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in Jerusalem, leaving Tel Aviv around 6:30 a.m. and coming back around 10 pm. Unless otherwise noted in the syllabus, all class sessions are planned to be held Sunday-Thursday. The e-form to request enrollment in the course is available on LawWeb. If demand exceeds the capacity for the course, SRO will prioritize 3Ls and LLMs, then 2Ls, then 1Ls. Upon notification of acceptance, students must complete additional required University study-abroad forms and must pay a nonrefundable deposit. While students may book flights and accommodations, the course and trip will not be given final approval by the University's International Studies Office (ISO) until a few weeks before the course begins. All international travel undertaken by students for University-related purposes is subject to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel. The University may impose additional restrictions on travel (e.g., requiring all participants to stay in same hotel, limit site visits, etc.). Students are discouraged from obtaining non-refundable fares/reservations. 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. 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. 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 and MEALS: Students will be responsible for their travel, lodging and meals. The cost of the course itself is covered by regular UVa tuition payments, without additional charge. In addition to the deposit payable to the Law School (approximately $125.00) to cover the reception dinner, busing and other administrative and admission costs related to the course, students should plan for additional expenses for meals, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. Lastly, there may be passport and visa charges. In prior years, an option to stay at the Tel Aviv University dorms (at their regular, very reasonable prices) was available, and the instructor is 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. NY BAR and LLMs - This course does NOT count towards the credits required for NY Bar eligibility for LLM students. See Section 520.6 of the Rules of the NY Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors of Law.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, January 12, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, January 21, 11:59 PM