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SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS

Summer Law Abroad
 

Study law in one of our ABA approved summer programs and earn up to six law school credits. Open to students from any law school, our abroad programs provide an interdisciplinary “crash course” of international and transnational issues. Choose to participate in any of our 5 programs below to learn from local faculty, network with local practioners, visit local establishments and gain a new perspective on the law and legal system.

NON-CREDIT SEEKING APPLICANTS:
The summer law programs abroad offer a Certificate of Completion option for applicants who are not currently enrolled in law school or for those individuals who would simply like to attend the programs but not receive law school credit.  The Certificate of Completion option allows students to participate in all aspects of the summer abroad program, however they are NOT eligible for financial aid. See the Non-credit Participant section in each program for more information.

 

Chile/Argentina | May 29 - June 25, 2016
The summer program in Chile and Argentina offers a chance to learn from and network with leading practitioners, government officials, and policy makers. Held in the Chilean cities of Santiago, Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina, courses focus on trade and investment in Latin America and comparative legal perspectives on social problems. Site visits include the Supreme Court of Chile and the Congress in Argentina. The program can assist interested students in finding post-program internships in Chile and Argentina.
 
Europe - London, Paris, Brussels, Strasbourg | May 29 - June 25, 2016
The summer program in Europe introduces law students and practitioners to evolving legal concepts and structures in Europe and in the international arena. Now in its 22nd year, the program focuses on the nature and dynamics of cross border economic transactions and the development of a body of European laws. Two three-credit courses include International Economic Law and European Union Law and Institutions.
 
Geneva | June 27 - July 15, 2016
The International Organizations, Law, and Diplomacy summer program in Geneva, Switzerland, examines the changing architecture of global governance by combining legal, diplomatic, and policy approaches to the study of multilateralism. Students gain a comprehensive background on the formation of international trade, intellectual property, labor and human rights regimes while connecting with high officials at organizations such as the World Trade Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Labor Organization, and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
 
The Hague | May 30 - June 25, 2016
The summer program in The Hague – offered by WCL in collaboration with T.M.C. Asser Institute, one of the most prominent institutes of international law in Europe – gives participants an opportunity to study some of the most important legal issues today in the heart of the international justice community. The program's courses include International Criminal Law and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism with site visits to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
 
Turkey | May 29 - June 25, 2016
The summer law program in Turkey gives students an international view of legal issues that bridge Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Course topics include human rights, terrorism, security, corporate structure, intellectual property, and arbitration. The program also includes visits to the Turkish Supreme Court, the World Bank, and the Istanbul Stock Exchange as well as Ankara, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. The program can assist interested students in finding post-program internships with law firms in Istanbul.
 


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Washington, D.C. 20016
studyabroad@wcl.american.edu
(202) 274-4177