University’s Role in Supporting Diverse Communities in northern Israel Showcased at Boston Event

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Leaders of the University’s Legal Clinics, Dr. Tamar Harel Ben Shahar, left, and Adv. Samar Qudha, with Professor William Berman of Suffolk University.

The University of Haifa’s role in creating a new understanding and supporting the diverse communities in northern Israel was showcased recently in an event in Boston organized by the American Society of the University of Haifa and Suffolk University Law School, which hosted the program.

The event featured the personal story of Palestinian Israeli lawyer Samar Qudha, who is Director of the University’s legal clinic for Human Rights in Society.  Adv. Qudha talked about her role and the realities of Jews and Arabs working together in Israeli’s multicultural society.

Dr. Tammy Harel Ben-Shahar, Academic Director of the Clinics for Law and Social Change, described how law students are involved in the clinics to uphold the rights of people throughout northern Israel while working to address laws and regulations that adversely affect all Israelis.

Suffolk Law Professor William Berman, who headed the Suffolk- Haifa Clinical Exchange program, moderated the discussion. To learn more about the Legal Clinics at the University of Haifa, click here.

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