Director of the Ono Center for Clinical Social Law: Dr. Judy Broder
“Law is a tool that can lead to a change in the face of Israeli society”
The Ono Center for Clinical Social Law is one of Israel’s largest legal clinical settings. The center combines Ono Academic College’s social vision — to change the face of Israeli society, with its educational role — teaching the next generation of legal scholars. It provides practical legal tools alongside theoretical legal principles.
The Ono Center provides legal assistance in various fields to applicants who cannot access a lawyer to enable every citizen to exercise their rights in full. The center also offers legal assistance to staff and students at Ono Academic College, based on a holistic view of the institution as a second home for all its employees and students.
The goal of Ono Academic College’s rich array of clinics is to develop a sensitivity to the phenomena of injustice within the next generation of jurists and foster their involvement in society through the experience and legal tools they acquire in providing legal assistance.
The clinical setting provides socio-legal education. We educate future lawyers to be jurists who use the knowledge, status, and resources accorded to them by profession to bring about real social change, including by providing help and assistance in their communities.
The students participating in the various clinics get to participate in supervised legal activities. The result is an environment that encourages the pursuit of professional excellence alongside critical observation of the nature of practicing law. In their work, students have the unique opportunity to learn how a legal case is conducted from beginning to end and gain practical experience alongside theoretical studies.
The law clinics at the Ono Center are run by a professional and dedicated team, which has set itself the goal of bringing about change in Israeli society. The legal services in the clinics are provided by lawyers who are experts in their field, along with students who accompany them through the process of legal aid.
Advocate Jonathan Klinger, the Coordinator of the Clinic for the Fight Against Strategic Lawsuit Limiting Public Participation, together with student clinic worker Natalie Tibi, published an opinion column on The Seventh Eye, which details the clinic’s activities –
Dr. Judy Broder, Head of the Ono Center for Clinical Social Law,
Specialist in criminal law and evidence law
Karin Tahori, Student Coordinator