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Project Interchange in Israel

Four Connecticut law school students – three from Yale and one from UConn – were among a delegation of 20 law school students who travelled to Israel last week as part of Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) that gives opinion leaders, policy makers and other like-minded and professional groups the opportunity to experience Israeli society, connect with their Israeli counterparts and learn about Israel’s extensive contributions in their fields. Throughout the week, participants met with top Israeli attorneys and law students, while examining the complexities facing Israel and focusing on two specific subsets of law: national security and technology. Sessions introduced the law students to some of the most recognized names in Israel, including Admiral Ami Ayalon, former director of the Israel Security Agency (the Shin Bet), Dorit Beinisch, former chief of Israel’s Supreme Court, and members of the Knesset. In addition to UConn and Yale, the group included students from Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley) and University of Wisconsin.

CAP: In Israel with Project Interchange were: (l to r) Rhea Fernandes, Yale University School of Law; Josh Edelson, UConn Law School; Matt Specht and Leslie Esbrook of Yale University School of Law. Photo credit: Project Interchange.

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