The Center for Israeli Legal Studies hosts visiting Israeli faculty and scholars throughout the year. The center sponsors lectures, seminars, and conferences, creates fellowship opportunities for LL.M. and J.S.D. students, and develops exchange opportunities for Law School students to pursue research or internships in Israel.

Established in 2006, the underlying purpose of the center is to bring Israeli and U.S. legal scholars and practitioners together to explore cutting-edge legal issues the state of Israel has grappled with in recent years, such as: How should personal liberty be balanced against national security in the battle against terrorism? What legal and business conditions are needed to nurture a burgeoning hi-tech sector? What influence, if any, should religion have on the state?