Sapir Academic College Law School established in 2010, is the newest law faculty in Israel and the only Law School in the south of Israel.  The school offers a LLB Degree, a four-year undergraduate program. Graduates join Israel’s Bar after a mandatory internship period and exams. The School’s academic excellence, emphasis on practical legal training, and small classes, creates a student-centered environment that develops state of the art professional skills.

Sapir Law School’s outstanding faculty combines top legal scholars who publish in highly competitive international journals, with leading judges, policymakers, and practitioners. For the past five years, Sapir Law’s alumni have been among the highest achievers in the Israel Bar Exam. Israel’s leading law practices and top government agencies employ Sapir Academic College Law School graduates.

Sapir Law School is committed to public service and community. The School's Clinical Program provides free legal services to disadvantaged Negev residents across all sectors in areas such as public housing, social security, and access to health services. Our new student-operated podcast, recently launched as a public service, provides accessible perspectives on diverse legal issues in a user-friendly format.

The Law School's admissions process is based on the vision of increasing higher education opportunities across all sectors of Israeli society. Our diversity policies prioritize underprivileged and minority students, as well as students with disabilities. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The Law track of Sapir's Gateway to Higher Education is the only program in Israel that actively recruits young Bedouin students into the study of law. To expand access to legal education, we launched our Night School in 2014.  

Training the Lawyers of Tomorrow

Lawyers today require a broad skillset to deliver high value legal services for rapidly evolving technologies and changing markets. Our expert faculty offer courses with a focus on technology, intellectual property and patents, legal-tech skills, legislative design in the digital age and quantitative methodology (big data). Cyber Law courses highlight the legal implications of innovation & entrepreneurship, cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism, military law and civil rights.  Students also gain transferrable skills and expert practical training in commercial tools such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

Career Development

The School’s Career Development Center offers site visits with judges, lawyers in the private and public sectors; together with workshops focusing on interview skills, resume’ writing, and networking. Our on-campus annual job fair draws top law firms and public service legal departments to recruit our students for their mandatory 18-month internship.

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    Dr. Yofi Tirosh, Head of the Law School