TU College of Law enrolling for five study abroad programs

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The University of Tulsa College of Law currently is enrolling students for summer and fall 2009 study abroad programs in five locations: Dublin, Ireland; Geneva, Switzerland; Tianjin, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and London, England.

"International study is becoming a critical component of legal education in today’s globalized economy," said Marianne Blair, director of study abroad for the law school. "Our study abroad programs offer students from law schools all over the United States the opportunity to choose from an array of courses in international and comparative law, taught by internationally recognized experts in these fields, while at the same time visiting some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world."

The Summer in Dublin is June 6 – July 4. Students can earn up to six hours of credit in European and International Law. TU's program offers students the unique opportunity to experience the Irish legal system from the inside through month-long internships with Irish barristers, as well as governmental and public interest legal institutions.

The Summer in Geneva is divided into two two-week sessions. The first two weeks, July 4 – July 18, will cover law of indigenous peoples. The second two weeks, July 18 – Aug. 1, will focus on business and trade law and human rights.

The Summer Institute in International Law in Tianjin runs July 2 – August 2. It includes courses in the current Chinese legal system and the legal consequences of trade between China and the U.S.

The Summer Institute in International and Comparative Law in Buenos Aires, the only program offered by TU south of the equator, runs July 20 – August 15. It features courses in comparative law, business law and international human rights law.

The Autumn in London Program is a 15-week program from August 15 – November 28. This session includes internship opportunities with British barristers, solicitors and government agencies.

To request further information on these programs, visit the CILC website or e-mail lawstudyabroad@utulsa.edu.

Jimmy Hart