Crown Family Boosts TAU-Northwestern Law Program
Since its establishment in 2007, Tel Aviv University’s joint LLM Program in Public Law with Northwestern University has trained hundreds of Israel’s top law professionals in the public sector. Now, The Crown Family, longtime TAU benefactors based in Chicago, will bolster the Program’s impact through the establishment of a new fund.
The fund will provide merit-based financial assistance to participants over the next eight years, ensuring that the Program attracts the most qualified and talented candidates.
About 20-30 promising mid-career practitioners are accepted to the TAU-Northwestern Program each year. They study for two semesters at TAU followed by a summer semester at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law. The Program’s goal is to provide Israeli civil servants with an opportunity to pursue high-level legal studies at a leading US law school under the guidance of world-renowned professors and alongside accomplished peers.
Program alumni have assumed key roles in Israel’s judiciary and public sector. They include judges—among them Adaneko Sabhat, the first Ethiopian judge in Israel—prosecutors, legal advisors and public interest lawyers, as well as four current Members of Knesset.