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Page 8 / De iure September 2018 Buchmann Bulletin Leading law firm supports renowned “Law, Society & Culture” book series Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (APM & Co.) has reinforced its continued commitment to legal research in Israel by supporting one of TAU Law’s flagship publications, “Law, Society & Culture”. One of the oldest and largest law firms in Israel, APM & Co. still works under the same basic ethos upon which it was established in 1956, and offers services in all areas of corporate and commercial law to Israeli and international clients from across all business sectors. In addition, the Firm takes an active role in the “Schar Mitzvah” program of the Israeli Bar Association and provides legal advice to disadvantaged individuals, as well as taking on regular pro-bono cases, helping those in need. TAU Law graduates have had a profound impact on the Firm and lead many of its business operations, as partners, attorneys and interns. “We have long been searching for an opportunity to expand our collaboration with TAU Law, and sponsoring this fascinating and momentous book series has given us an excellent opportunity to do so,” says Adv. Yoav Etzyon, a Partner in APM & Co.’s High Tech and Venture Capital Department. The “Law, Society & Culture” book series seeks to foster and advance interdisciplinary research of the place of law in various cultural, social, political, historical, philosophical and ethical contexts. The series is produced and distributed by TAU Law and is usually published once a year, with each book devoted to a specific legal topic. Its editorial board comprises a group of exceptional undergraduate students, working under the supervision of a designated academic advisory committee, which is headed by its Chief Editor, Prof. Assaf Likhovski. TAU Law is grateful to APM & Co. for its generous support for the series. • Coller Foundation supports animal protection course TAU Law is grateful to the Jeremy Coller Foundation for its generosity in supporting the “Animal Protection Law” course in 2018-19 Animal welfare has emerged as a central issue in the last few years, and animal protection law is rapidly developing and challenging legal notions such as property, legal personhood and family. The course, taught by Adv. Yossi Wolfson, affords students with an understanding of the socio-economic reality and of the ideological context on the basis of which animal protection law develops. It provides basic knowledge of the philosophical and political theories of animal liberation, and allows a glance into the conceptual discussions regarding the legal status of animals. In addition to introducing the basic concepts of animal welfare science, the students explore the characteristics of different kinds of regulatory tools for the protection of animals in Israel and abroad, and the specific regulatory regime in Israel. Lastly, the course examines the role of the lawyer in the animal protection movement, and which in-principal and practical dilemmas they might face when asked to represent the interests of animals. •