Jewish Law Clinic

In Israel, the law permits consenting individuals to take their monetary disagreements to religious court instead of the civil court system. The Jewish religious monetary courts decide cases based on Halacha (Jewish law), and the decisions of such courts are legally binding upon the claimants.

The Jewish Law Clinic aims both to familiarize law students with the Jewish law system, and to assist indigent claimants who choose to be arbitrated by a religious monetary court.

The students in this Clinic participate in the religious court hearings, represent clients and conduct research for the benefit of the religious court judges, as well as preparing opinions on Jewish Law topics for civil court judges, The Knesset Constitution Committee and the Ministry of Justice. The students receive training and attend enrichment classes and workshops on religious law at the Clinic throughout the academic year.