TU College of Law Enrolling for Five Study Abroad Programs

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The University of Tulsa College of Law currently is enrolling students for summer and fall 2010 study abroad programs in five locations: Dublin, Ireland; Geneva, Switzerland; Tianjin, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and London, England.

“International study has become 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 program is June 5-July 3. 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. This year’s program will offer courses in International Trade Regulation, International Children’s Rights, International Intellectual Property, European Union Law, and a new course in International and Comparative Sports Law taught by TU Professor Ray Yasser, the author of one of the leading Sports Law casebooks and a well-known litigator of Title IX gender equity in sports cases.

The Summer in Geneva program is divided into two two-week sessions. The first two weeks, July 3-17, will focus on international indigenous peoples law and offer courses taught by internationally renowned experts including Julian Berger, Secretary of the Working Group for Indigenous Populations in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Melissa Tatum, Research Professor and Associate Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law; and William Rice, TU Professor of Law.

The second two weeks, July 17-31, will focus on international business and include a course taught by Rex Zedalis, TU Professor of Law and author of the recently published book “The Legal Dimensions of Oil and Gas Law in Iraq: Current Realities/Future Prospects.”

The remaining programs are offered through a consortium with Stetson University College of Law.

The Summer Institute in International Law in Tianjin runs July 3-30. 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 19-August 13. 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 13-November 26. This session includes internship opportunities with British barristers, solicitors and government agencies.

To request more information on these programs, visit www.utulsa.edu/law/study-abroad or e-mail lawstudyabroad@utulsa.edu.

Jimmy Hart