Summer Studies and Study Abroad

2020 Hague Summer Program with American University Washington College of Law

The Summer Program in The Hague offers students a unique opportunity to live and learn at the heart of the international justice community. In 1899, the world's first Peace Conference took place here. Currently, The Hague is home to more than 150 international legal organizations. Participants examine critical issues in international law and spend a month in the "International City of Peace and Justice" among the practitioners, courts, and tribunals that are making history today. Students are housed in spacious apartments in the center of The Hague, close to a variety of prominent Dutch landmarks such as the Peace Palace.
The Program is the product of collaboration between the War Crimes Research Office of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) - established to promote the development and enforcement of international criminal and humanitarian law - and the T.M.C. Asser Institute, one of the most prominent research institutes of international law in Europe. 6 credits.

International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability provides an introduction to international criminal law and explores the various ways in which national, international, and so-called "hybrid"criminal courts and tribunals have attempted to enforce criminal responsibility for serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law.
International Legal Approaches to Terrorism in the 21st Century examines counter-terrorism measures from an international and comparative law perspective and considers the interrelationship between these measures and the obligations of states under international human rights and humanitarian law.
In addition to AUWCL faculty members, instructors include judges, prosecutors, and other staff from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the T.M.C. Asser Institute, and other organizations.

Integral to the program are visits to international tribunals and legal institutions, including the ICJ, ICC, and ICTY, where students have an opportunity to observe proceedings and speak to practitioners in the field. The program also includes a networking panel with practitioners in international criminal law. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit Amsterdam, and can use their other free weekends for trips to other parts of Europe.

Many students secure an internship after the program. For instance, students have interned with ICTY defense teams, the ICC, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and the International Bar Association's ICC Monitoring Programme.

For full details on eligibility, tuition, and more visit:

Syracuse University College of Law LondonEx: Train with London's Leading Legal Practitioners

Syracuse University College of Law proudly offers one of the nation's longest-running Law in London programs, where students learn from London's leading legal practitioners. During an eight-week summer experience, students gain international exposure to clients, partner with professionals for personalized mentoring, and enjoy boundless cultural opportunities - in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Long before the U.K. took center stage in Europe's destiny with its vote to Brexit, Syracuse University's College of Law recognized the U.K.'s integral political role in world affairs. For over 40 years[PDF], the College of Law has offered our students a comprehensive introduction to London's rich legal world, immersing ourselves in U.K. law, and living it through a panoply of internships in this unique summer program.


Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing (i.e. preferred GPA of 2.5 or higher) at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. Program administration retains the discretion to reach admissions decisions based upon a variety of factors. The program is approved by the ABA and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of Syracuse University College of Law. The Summer of 2019 program comprised of 15 students from Syracuse Law and other ABA-approved law schools. We hope you join us in 2020!

Program Costs and Application

2020 Program Dates: May 14 - July 3

Tuition: $9,040 (4 credits) (2019 tuition)
Program Fee: $1,100 est.
Housing in Central London: $2,650 est.
Students should also plan and budget for additional expenses not covered in the Program Fee, estimated below:
Visa fees: $500
Air travel: $1,300 (group flight available)
Personal: $1,500
Meals: $1,900
Inter-city transportation: $300
Start the online application with Syracuse Abroad Today! (An application fee of $70 is collected by Syracuse Abroad for processing.)

The LondonEx Experience

Rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences cultivate a student's ability to pursue a career in international law. Our placements include the Crown Prosecution Service, the AIRE Centre, Withers LLP, MSCI, State Street Global Services, US Bank, REDRESS, and the offices of various distinguished Barristers and Solicitors in London. Individuals who attend the LondonEx are supervised by American faculty. Students engage in a variety of organized placements in criminal law and trial law, at financial and governmental institutions, and in corporate settings.

Your transcript will reflect that you have enrolled in Law 910 (4 credits): LondonEx - Clinic Internships. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade. In preparation for assignments, interns take part in an intensive orientation on the legal system (described below). Internship work will then be augmented by weekly seminars led by faculty and practitioners. In addition to mandatory attendance of classes and seminar sessions, program requirements include maintaining a weekly reflective writing and professional portfolio of your internship work, good and faithful discharge of internship responsibilities, and a final presentation. A syllabus from the 2019 program can be found here.

The orientation course meets during the five-day orientation period. Through a series of lectures and discussions from our London summer faculty and lecturers students receive intensive exposure in fundamental tenets of English law. The program emphasizes English legal institutions, the legal profession, court structure, and procedure in both civil and criminal cases, as well as selected areas of substantive law. Classes are supplemented by visits to one of the Inns of Court and a guided tour of "Legal London." It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.

You may review additional program details through Syracuse Abroad. Applications received before February 10 are given preferred consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received after will be reviewed subject to availability in the program.
For more information, please contact: Faculty Director and Professor, Mary Helen McNeal at

U.S. State Department Travel Information: Syracuse Abroad has regular access to the U.S. Department of State Consular Information Sheets, Travel Advisories, and Worldwide Notices regarding matters that may affect the security of our participants. Resident Directors will be notified immediately of any safety concerns and will communicate those concerns and further instructions to students. They will post the notices for student, faculty and staff information. If England is declared an area of instability, participants will be notified promptly. They will be permitted to withdraw from the program and they will be refunded all fees paid except for room and board payments expended prior to the date that England was declared an area of instability.

Rome, Italy

St. John's University

Benvenuti a Roma!
Join us for our 2019 Rome Summer Study Abroad Program at the St. John's University Rome Campus in historic Prati, Rome.

Spend 4 weeks and earn 6 credits studying international and comparative law. Choose from courses such as:

Comparative Criminal Procedure
Comparative Law & Religion
Global Professional Responsibility (satisfies St. John's PR requirement)
International Art & Cultural Heritage Law
International Intellectual Property
International Litigation in U.S. Courts
Transnational Civil Litigation Drafting (satisfies St. John's APW requirement)

Visit Italian courts, cultural institutions, museums, historic sites, ancient ruins.
Meet and discuss the law with Italian law professors, students, and attorneys.
Experience la bella vita strolling the winding streets of Rome.

In summer 2018, Rome Program participants visited the Corte Suprema di Cassazione (the Supreme Court of Italy), the Corte Costituzionale della Repubblica Italiana (the Constitutional Court of Italy), and Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum. The Italian law firms of Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners hosted the Program in their Rome offices. The Program presented guest speakers on international law topics, providing a forum for lively discussion. Participants enjoyed a gourmet Italian cooking class and an evening tour of the Vatican Gardens and Museums. They spent their free time exploring the landmarks of Rome and Italy.

The 2019 Rome Program will run from May 26 to June 24, 2019.

The Program schedule is designed to accommodate participants' opportunity for a summer work experience during July and August 2019. Career Development Counselors work with St. John's Law students to obtain legal internships and research assistantships, among other rewarding positions, in the Tri-State area after the Rome Program concludes.

2019 Program Information
The Program is open to:

U.S. law students who are in "good standing" (not on academic probation)* and have completed at least one year of study by the end of the semester before the Program begins;
Foreign law students who are pursuing a law degree in their home country;
Law school graduates (either foreign or U.S.) who are interested in acquiring knowledge and experience in international and comparative law. (No CLE credit available)
*St. John's Law students please note that "good standing" means having a minimum GPA of 2.1.

Class Schedule and Location
Classes meet Monday through Friday. Final exams are tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 24. All courses will be given at St. John's Rome campus in the heart of the Prati District, the home of Rome's legal community-a stone's throw from the Vatican. Our newly renovated facilities include high-speed wireless internet, a fully wired computer lab with printers, beautiful courtyard and common spaces, a student library and a student lounge available during regular hours to all students, full time bilingual staff, and 24-hr security along with key card entry to the building. Classroom facilities include small seminar rooms for up to 12 students, standard classrooms for up to 30 students, and a larger formal lecture room. Classrooms have available all standard teaching equipment, including white boards, digital projectors, and screens.

Credits Available through the Rome Summer Program
Participants may earn a maximum of six credits. Visiting students should note that transfer of credits earned at the St. John's Rome Program is solely at the discretion of your home institution. Before applying, please consult with your home institution about credit transfer procedure and requirements.

Program Cost and Fees
The total Program Cost is $5,800 (tuition: $3,000, housing: $2,600; administrative fee: $200). Financial Aid is available to pay for the Rome Program through federal and private student loans. Students should contact their financial aid office to obtain information about financing opportunities for summer study. St. John's Law students who intend to apply for financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Services: 1-888-9STJOHNS or St. John's students must take six credits to qualify for federal financial aid.

Housing Provided by the Program
Participants will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the B Place Hotel, a newly renovated, three-star hotel just steps from the Rome campus, or similar accommodations. Single occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost.

The 2019 Rome Program Courses are:

Comparative Criminal Procedure (2 credits, 2 weeks);
Drafting: Transnational Civil Litigation (2 credits, 4 weeks);
International Art & Cultural Heritage Law (1 credit, 2 weeks);
Professional Responsibility: Global Context (3 credits, 4 weeks)
Students take three courses for a maximum of six credits and can satisfy the St. John's Advanced Practice Writing Requirement and the St. John's Professional Responsibility Requirement with Rome Program courses.

After being accepted into the Rome Program, students will be asked to prioritize their course choices. We will make every effort to accommodate requests; however, given class size limits, we cannot guarantee that all students will receive their top choices. Please see Course Descriptions for prerequisites. With the exception of Drafting: Transnational Civil Litigation and International Art & Cultural Heritage Law, student performance is evaluated based on class participation and/or in-class exercises and a final exam. Grading guidelines and attendance policies are the same as those that apply at St. John's University School of Law's New York campus.

St. John's reserves the right to cancel courses and to modify the class schedule according to the number of students attending the Rome Program.

Accelerated Graduation with Credits Earned at the Rome Summer Program
St. John's students may not accelerate their graduation with credits earned in the Rome Program. Applicants from law schools other than St. John's should be aware that St. John's is not responsible for awarding credit at the applicant's home institution. Determinations as to credit granted must be made by the applicant's home institution. Likewise, determinations as to accelerated graduation with credits earned in the Rome Program must be made by the applicant's home institution. Applicants should consult with their home institution regarding requirements for credits or accelerated graduation.

Residency Requirement Policy
For the purposes of St. John's residency requirements, credits earned in the Rome Summer Program are not considered optional summer credits and may not be used to step up to the full-time program from the part-time program, or to reduce the tuition charge for any semester below 12 credits for full-time students or below eight credits for part-time students. Full-tuition scholarships do not cover the cost of tuition for the Rome Summer Program.

How to Apply
Please complete and submit the online application by Friday, March 8, 2019. We accept applications and admit students on a rolling basis, and we expect to admit a maximum of 36 students. Note: St. John's students must be in "good standing," which means a minimum GPA of 2.1 (not on academic probation), to be accepted. A nonrefundable deposit of $500, which is applied to the full Program cost, is due with your application. Final payment is due by April 22, 2019.

Additional Application Requirements for Visiting Students
Students from other law schools must submit (in addition to the online application):

An original transcript in a sealed envelope sent directly to the St. John's School of Law Registrar's office;
A written statement from the Dean's Office of the applicant's law school certifying that the applicant:
Will have completed at least one year of law study by May 26, 2019;
Is a student in good standing;
Has permission to take the selected courses for credit (if the student seeks credit).
Travel Documents
A valid passport is required for American citizens to travel to Italy. Passport must be valid through at least December 31, 2019.

Consular Information
U.S. Embassy Rome
Via Vittorio Veneto, 121
00187 Rome, Italy
Telephone: +(39) 06-46741
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(39) 06-46741
Fax: +(39) 06-4674-221
State Department Travel Information for Italy

Professor Elyse Pepper
Director, Rome Study Abroad Program
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, N.Y. 11439 USA

London, England

What You Need to Know
Syracuse University's College of Law offers law students a summer of legal study through externship placements in London. The city of London is your campus and affords boundless opportunities for immersion in legal history, as well as observation of modern legal institutions in action. Your summer program schedule provides ample time to enjoy the culture and excitement of urban London and the beauty of the English countryside.

This program,for law students only, is open to students from law schools throughout the country and Canada. Students learn about the English legal system through immersion in a practice setting and partnerships with experienced mentors, and provides a genuine comparative law experience.

The summer law program has been approved by the American Bar Association and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of the Syracuse University College of Law. The College of Law is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

After completing an introductory course on the English legal system, you commence a six-week externship in one of many available legal settings. The program's experienced mentors include corporate lawyers practicing in the areas of finance and commercial law; solicitors specializing in criminal, labor and employment, tort, business law, intellectual property or property law; barristers whose chambers focus on criminal defense, commercial law, intellectual property, children's rights, and corporate transactions; prosecutors with the Crown Prosecution Service; public sector lawyers performing city-based transactional work, and human rights lawyers working in the not-for-profit sector. and Each placement affords the opportunity for applied study of lawyering skills ranging from client-related activities such as case-management, interviewing, and trial preparation to participation in more theoretical activities requiring problem-analysis, research and writing., and extensive observation.

Your internship experience is enhanced by weekly seminars conducted by the SU College of Law faculty and English practitioners as well as periodic site visits to law-related sites. Through the combination of your placement activities, regular seminars, site visits, and reflective journals, you develop legal skills in an environment foreign enough to broaden perspectives, yet sufficiently familiar to allow valuable training for practice in the United States.

Eligibility and Requirements
Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing (i.e. preferred GPA of 2.5 or higher) at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. Program administration retains the discretion to reach admissions decisions based upon a variety of factors. Anticipated enrollment for the summer 2019 program is 20-25 students. Based upon previous experience, it is expected that approximately two-thirds of the students will come from Syracuse University College of Law and the remainder will come from law schools throughout the United States and Canada.

Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home institution. It is unlikely that participation in foreign summer programs may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should contact their home institution to review this issue more thoroughly.

Travel and Living
Students will arrange and pay for their own round-trip transportation to London. Advantage Travel will arrange a group flight for students on this program; we encourage students to travel on the group flight, which includes ground transportation upon arrival.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

The cost of pre-arranged housing is not included in the program fee and you will be charged an additional rate if you choose to live in the flats. Students who choose pre-arranged housing are housed in shared rooms in furnished flats arranged by Syracuse University for the duration of the program. Internet is available in the flats.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.

LondonEx: Clinical Internships
Law, 910, 4 Credits, Graduate

Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade. In preparation for their placement work, students participate in an intensive course on the British legal system (described below). Externship work will be augmented by regular seminars led by faculty and practitioners. In addition to mandatory attendance at classes and seminar sessions, program requirements include maintaining a journal and professional portfolio of your externship work, good and faithful discharge of externship responsibilities, and submission of a final paper or project.The Orientiation component of the course meets during a five-day period from May 20 through May 24. Through a series of lectures and discussions, students receive intensive exposure to the fundamental tenets of British law. The program emphasizes British legal institutions, the legal profession, court structure, and both civil and criminal procedure as well as selected areas of substantive law. Classes are supplemented by visits to one of the Inns of Court,a guided tour of "Legal London,, and other site visits planned throughout the program.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that this program will satisfy their degree requirements.

Program begins: May 16, 2019
Class begins: May 17, 2019
Program Ends: July 6, 2019
Application deadline: February 10*
* Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.

GRADUATE (4 credits)
Tuition $8,112 (2018 rate)
Program Fee $700 (2018 estimated rate)
Housing in London $2,515 (2018 estimated rate)
Total $11,327 (2018 estimated rate)

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,300
Personal: $1,500
Meals: $1,900
Visa Fees: $500
Inter-city transportation: $300

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.

For questions on the application, please contact:
Kelsey Hanbach, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

For program specific questions, please contact:
Professor Mary Helen McNeal (

The deadline to submit an application is February 10, 2019.


Summer Ethical Leadership Fellowship for Law Students and Early-Career Lawyers

Saturday, May 25 - Friday, June 7, 2019

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for its 2019 Law program.

FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week fellowship program in professional ethics and ethical leadership that begins by examining the actions and choices of German lawyers in enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Law Fellows both grasp their role as influencers in their field and in their communities as well as identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing lawyers and the legal profession. The program takes place in Germany and Poland at the sites of Nazi actions, allowing Fellows to benefit from the power of the place and immersive, contextual learning.

Program Dates: Saturday, May 25 - Friday, June 7, 2019.
Fully-funded: All program costs are covered, including travel, lodging, and food.
Interdisciplinary: FASPE Law Fellows travel with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Journalism programs.
Itinerary: Fellows will travel to Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz).
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a JD or LLM (or equivalent) program OR have received such a degree between May 2017 and January 2019.
FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all nationalities, religions, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit:

For a list of previous Fellows, please visit

Completed applications are due by Friday, December 28, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact  Ellen Gilley, Director of Programs & Strategy at

South Africa

May 31, 2018 - July 8, 2019
Howard University School of Law is pleased to announce its summer program of law at the University of Western Cape, in Cape Town South Africa, in 2019.

The program is approved by the American Bar Association and will allow students to earn up to six semester hours of law school credit while becoming familiar with the new South Africa. The program offers an opportunity for students to witness firsthand the historic legal and political changes in South Africa, in what is sure to become a leading political and economic power center in the region. A unique aspect of the Howard program is the opportunity it provides for interaction with South African law students and graduates who also participate in the program.


Applicants from the United States must hold a bachelor's degree and be in good academic standing at an ABA-approved school of law. They should have completed one year of law study.

Professionals holding a J.D. or LL.B. Degree, or other advanced degree (from either the United States or another country), are also invited to apply.


To apply, candidates should complete the application form. Student applicants must submit a letter of good standing from their respective law school. Legal professionals must submit a copy of their diploma or official law school transcript.

The application fee is $50.00 and must accompany the application in the form of a cashier's check or money order. The fee cannot be waived and is non-refundable. Deadline for application is April 2, 2019. Applications will be accepted after the due date so long as there are slots available.

Schedule and Course of Study

Three courses, of two credits each, will be offered. Students may enroll for all three courses (although two courses are recommended, as this will enable more time for study and exploration of the area). There is also an option to register for a two credit independent study. All students will be required to enroll for a minimum of two courses.

All courses are taught in English by outstanding teachers from both the United States and South Africa.
In addition to the three courses offered, there are limited noncredit internships with law firms, NGO's and human rights organizations, which are awarded on a first come first serve basis.

For More Information

Additional information concerning the program will be sent to those accepted in the program. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call the Program Assistant, Ms. Donnice Butler, at (202) 806-8068, e-mail or the program Director, Professor Ziyad Motala, at (202) 806-8044, e-mail