The Jerusalem PostBy Lidar Gravé-Lazi. College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan denied request to teach program in English. The Council for Higher Education plenum on Tuesday rejected a curriculum for an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B.) in a foreign language.
The decision followed a request by the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan for approval to host an English-language LL.B. program that would entail conversion of the existing equivalent Hebrew-language law degree program.
The general plenum said the CHE was convinced that in undergraduate degree law studies the Hebrew language plays a central function, and there is significant difficulty in accurately translating legal concepts to English. Furthermore, in Israel nearly all legal materials are in Hebrew and the legal system is conducted exclusively in the Hebrew language, the CHE said. More...