The Haifa Center for Law and Technology (HCLT) is a renowned interdisciplinary research institute located at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law. It is the first and the only center in Israel which combines academic research and academic training in the area of intellectual property and law and technology. With four full-time faculty members who focus on these areas and numerous research fellows, HCLT offers a wide selection of courses and seminars in intellectual property and information law at the graduate and post graduate level, including a joint degree in Law and Computer Science, LL.B with major in Law and Technology, an LL.M in Law and Technology and a Master Program in Patent Law (in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization).
HCLT combines academic research, academic training and public advocacy in the area of law and technology, and seeks to promote dialogue between academics, innovators, policymakers and businesses in shaping policies towards new technologies.
The University of Haifa has been a pioneer and a leader in academic research of the Interent with a wide network of international collaborators. HCLT benefits from collaboration with other centers for the study of the information environment located at the University of Haifa: The Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science (CRI), the Center for the Study of the Information Society (INFOSOC), the i-Core center on Learning in the Networked Society (LINKS) and the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions.