CHILE / ARGENTINA SUMMER LAW PROGRAM
About the Schools
Washington College of Law, American University
The Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett, who established a coeducational school to ensure that women, as well as men, were given the opportunity to study law. The Washington College of Law became a professional division of American University in 1949 and is fully accredited. It is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association. In addition, the law school meets the requirements for preparation for the bar in all states and carries the certification of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, as well as the New York State Department of education.
University of Chile Law School, Santiago, Chile
The University of Chile Law School is the oldest academic institution in Chile and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. Since 1842 it has been the place where the best representation of Chilean lawyers, politicians and intellectuals have received their education. With more than 1700 students and 200 professors, it is the most active center of Chilean legal academia. Important legal scholarship is published by its several legal journals and through its independent printing house. The large law library, its modern computer law department, and its clinical program reflect a commitment to legal leadership now and in the future.
University Diego Portales School of Law
Founded in 1982, the University Diego Portales School of Law trains students to have a broad cultural perspective and to be socially aware, open to change, and ethically responsible. To achieve these goals, the law school faculty is selected in a pluralistic manner from diverse schools of thought. The faculty shares, however, a broad vision of jurisprudence which purports to analyze law in all its dimensions: historical, sociological, normative, and ethical.
University of Buenos Aires
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA), one of the top learning institutions in South America, was founded in 1821. It is the largest and most prestigious law school in Argentina. The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners and provides free education for students from all around the globe. The University of Buenos Aires is a public organization which aims at the promotion, diffusion and preservation of culture.
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