Philipp Martin, Germany / October – November 2015
Education: University of Mainz (since 2011), Erasmus Program at the University of Helsinki (2014-2015)
Languages: German, English
After a holiday trip to Israel a two years ago I was very much interested in an internship in Israel. So I was glad as the Heskia-Hacmun law firm allowed me to practice in Israel for a month.
Being at the Heskia-Hacmun law firm war a great experience. The law firm consists of a young, highly motivated team that included me in all the very interesting work they do in Tel Aviv.
I was involved in cases in the area of inheritance law. All of the cases had close connections to German law and so I could use my knowledge from university in practice. But besides this opportunity I had the chance to get an inside view to the Israeli legal system. Especially the visits to the Supreme Court have been extremely interesting to me.
Besides these experiences I was glad to live in Tel Aviv and I have learned a lot about Israeli culture and social life. I enjoyed travelling to Jerusalem and visiting this city full of culture and history.
Last but not least the offices of the Heskia-Hacmun law firm offered a wonderful view over the city and the sea, which I do miss.