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Bringing Pittsburgh to Israel

On November 19, 2013 by Schnader in News

By Elliot Dater

Hello from Israel!

A few months ago, I was asked to teach Law & Entrepreneurship at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan. This course, which I first developed with my colleague, Justine Kasznica Thornton, teaches students about the legal issues encountered by technology companies throughout their life cycle. My students are second, third and fourth year law students and they are very enthusiastic. I’ll only be here a week but I’m happy to be bringing a little Pittsburgh perspective to my Israeli students!

Teaching my first class at the College of Law and Business was a great experience. The students were attentive and interested in the subject matter. Even while being lectured to in a foreign language (English), they asked good questions and created an engaging dialogue. I am looking forward to the rest of the week, especially since I now know how to find the College without getting lost. Driving in circles can be a typical driving experience here, even if you’ve lived here! There was even heavy rain and thunderstorms last night, which is a good thing for this time of year.

I went for a walk on the boardwalk early this morning and could only marvel at the number of people out running, biking and walking. The bike paths, as well as bike rental stores, have really developed in Tel Aviv over the last few years. It reminded me of the community development we’ve been seeing in Pittsburgh during the same time.

I look forward to keeping you posted with more from my week in Israel.

Elliot Dater is a partner in Schnader’s Business Services Department,  and represents Israeli companies doing business in the United States and U.S. companies and investors doing business in Israel, as well as emerging growth companies in the technology and medical device industries

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