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Although American University has suspended international travel until further notice, the university has not yet made decisions about the status of international summer programs. At this point, WCL is continuing to plan to operate our summer programs in London, Brussels, Geneva and the Hague. However, we are encouraging students not to make non-refundable financial commitments (e.g., airplane tickets) at this point while the university is still considering the status of these programs. Students who have paid or will pay an application fee ($100) or seat deposit ($500) to WCL will receive refunds for these fees if WCL cancels the program.
 
We encourage students to begin thinking about alternate backup opportunities, such as on-campus coursework, externships, or internships. The on-campus summer course schedule will be available during the week of March 9 and students should plan to register for courses in Washington, DC as a backup opportunity when registration opens during the week of April 6.

 
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 abroad programs below to learn from local faculty, network with local practitioners, 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. Please email wclabroad@wcl.amerian.edu if this is the option you wish to pursue.
 
 
 
The Europe Summer Programs provide students with an international perspective on their legal studies, help them gain a solid foundation in areas of global importance, and build professional networks. Students can choose to concentrate in one of several tracks: International Business, Regulatory, IP, and Trade Law (4 weeks, 6 credits), International Human Rights at Work (3 weeks, 4 credits), or International Trade, IP and Human Rights (5 weeks, 7 credits).
 

 

The Hague
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.