Introduction to Law – Dr. Omer Kimhi

Dr. Omer Kimhi , University of Haifa

This course provides a general introduction to the law and to the study of law. Students will become acquainted with the main fields of law: private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law. Specific attention will be paid to the basic differences between common law and civil law systems and to the relationship between national laws and European law. Besides the study and discussion of literature, students will train specific legal skills, such as the use of statutes, the analysis of judgments and the solution of legal cases. This course seeks to: * Harmonize levels of understanding of law among lawyers and economists * Facilitate among lawyers from various countries an understanding of basic legal concepts and doctrines across legal systems *Introduce both lawyers and economists to legal concepts and methods that are instrumental in the field of law and economics.