The Harvard Law School Delegation now in its eleventh year was co-sponsored by the America-Israel Friendship League. The delegation was conducted during Spring Break and all 47 delegates and group leaders were current Harvard Law students. The group represented 21 countries and the diversity of Harvard’s student body.
2018 marked the first year that the trip was conducted independently outside the affiliation of the Harvard Jewish Law Students Association (HJLSA). The goal of this change was to create a more inclusive environment for non-Jewish participants who comprise the majority of the delegation since the inception of the program.
The delegation traveled to Israel from March 9th to 18th and brought together a select corps second, third year law and international LLM students; all, future influential Jewish and non-Jewish leaders in law, business, academia and politics. The primary objective of the group’s program is to introduce the group to the people and land of Israel through meetings with top Israeli legal minds in business, academia, law and politics, discussions with a diverse group of Israeli law students. Site visits to traditional, historical and holy sites as well as an array of other attractions that showcase Israel’s youthfulness and modernity were components of the group’s program in Israel. Participants also met with AIFL’s leadership in Israel to exchange ideas and share the impressions of their visit.