Legal Clinics at the Academic Center of Law and Business, Israel

The Migrant Rights Legal Clinic is Headed by attorney Yonatan Berman, one of the leading migrants’ rights lawyers, and myself. They deal with individual cases and impact litigation, including the upcoming petition to the High Court of Justice regarding the constitutionality of new anti-infiltration law, which imposes mandatory three years detention on infiltrators (incl. asylum seekers). For more information, click here.   

The Capital Market Legal Clinic, headed by attorney Amiram Gill, promotes investors’ rights in the Israeli economy. Over 80% of public companies in Israel are held by controlling shareholders, often resulting in low gains, high costs, and decreasing wages for investors, consumers, and employees. As such, the Clinic promotes the public interest in regulating and enforcing Israeli laws on issues such as self-dealing transactions, unusual dividend distributions, and the conflicts of interests surrounding feasibility assessments. For more information, click here 

The Corporate Social Responsibility Legal Clinic headed by Dr. Ofer Sitbon, has vowed to “follow impartially corporate actions, formulate critic when relevant and offer suggestions for improvement”. It has conducted research and action on various issues such as agressive tax planning, ethical investment and the Israeli food industry. The Clinic offers the students the opportunity to experience the new field of CSR which challenges and broadens the classic limits of Law. Under the supervision of Dr. Sitbon, students will undertake comparative research and also meet with players in the Israeli CSR field. For more information, click here.   

The Clinic for Environmental and Social Change headed by attorney Eran Tzin works within the framework of the critical school of thought. Accordingly, its activity is based on the assumption that environmental injustice is connected to existing power structures, especially in a deeply divided society (along lines of class, race and ethnicity), such as the Israeli one. Hence, the various cases that the Clinic works on are usually precedential, aiming, simultaneously, at handling the case in point and also at advancing environmental justice inIsrael. 

The Academic Center of Law and Business in Israel (CLB), is a private non-profit college which was founded in 1995. CLB offers degrees in law, business administration and accounting. CLB prides itself in its commitment to social activism and our extensive human rights education curriculum. The human rights division provides advanced training in the field, by providing rich theoretical knowledge and practical tools, presented by the top experts in the field, and by increasing the sensitivity of program participants to violations of human rights and the treatment thereof. At the 10 Legal Clinics for Human Rights students gain valuable experience by undertaking practical work in Human Rights issues of all forms, from handling individual applications in citizens’ rights offices in developing communities and underprivileged areas, to providing emergency assistance in the field of domestic violence in the Family Division Courts. Students also participate in struggles to demand policy change by creating petitions to the High Court and helping in the development of new bill legislation.

Application process:

1. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, until positions are filled.

2. Applicants should submit a short letter of intent, explaining their interest to practice immigration or CSR law in Israel and their previous experience, and a CV.

3. For Migrants’ Rights Clinic previous experience and knowledge of French, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinian or Hebrew are an advantage.

4. Applications should be sent directly to the office of international programs.

5. Interns provided with assistance with finding housing, library access and a work station.

6. Interns are expected to fund their stay and travel costs to Israel as well as their health insurance costs.

7. Internships periods may vary from 3 to 6 weeks.