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J-Term Study Abroad Program in Jerusalem: Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 10, 2013

Date: December 30, 2012 - January 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: See Jerusalem Study Abroad website for program costs and tuition.
Contact: Richelle Wesley, Assistant Dean of Administration, at 651-523-2299 or rwesley02@hamline.edu
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsor: Hamline Law

Israel is a religiously, politically, and culturally diverse society searching for both traditional and new methods for resolving disputes that arise among individuals and communities. Studying law and conflict resolution in Jerusalem provides students with a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on the interaction of law and religion while challenging their assumptions and beliefs. Students will explore traditional dispute resolution methods such as Jewish Beth Din, Christian and Muslim courts, and Palestinian sulha. They will consider how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious traditions have shaped dispute resolution values and the ways in which modern methods have been adapted to the cultures within Israel to resolve the major conflicts facing Israeli society today. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved in the peacemaking process in Jerusalem.

Students earn 2 credits (a third credit may be earned with submission of a written paper).

Visit the Jerusalem Study Abroad website for more information.