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Widener University School of Law

Summer International SUMMER INTERNATIONAL Law Institutes

LAW INSTITUTES

Widener School of Law February-March 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2

What Are You Doing This Summer?.... As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, an understanding of the international legal climate is essential. Widener has been a leader in the development of innovative and exciting opportunities for foreign legal study. Think about traveling abroad to Nairobi, Lausanne or Venice and earn credits while enjoying an enriching academic experience and the history and culture of a foreign country. Consider adding a law-related experience to your resume’ that stands out to perspective employers. Widener’s 2012 Summer Law Institutes provide participants with a cultural and academic experience that will be remembered for many years.

Fall in love with Europe or Africa

What’s Inside…. Nairobi

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European Option

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Lausanne

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Venice

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Requirements

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Overview

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Widener University School of Law was founded in 1971 and is fully approved by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Special Points of Interest Applications accepted until April 16, 2012 $960/credit

For additional information, contact: Arlene Trapuzzano, Coordinator, International Programs 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-477-2248 Fax: 302-477-2257 E-mail: artrapuzzano@widener.edu

Financial Aid is available. Please visit our website: law.widener.edu Applicants from other law schools accepted. Students may take up to 6 credits. ABA approved program.


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Nairobi Nairobi summer program is an extraordinary academic and cultural experience that will change the way you view the world. Since 1988 Widener has operated this summer program in partnership with the University of Nairobi. Kenya “Students will is one of the most beautiful and interesting places be able to explore in the world. It is justly famous for its extraordinary t h e cultural national parks teeming with wildlife, beautiful d i v e r s i t y of beaches on the Indian Ocean, and excellent hiking Kenya.” in the mountains including Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will find that Kenyans are as generous and friendly as any group of people in the world. Several members of our Institute’s Kenyan faculty have helped lead the fight for comprehensive constitutional reform and are members of the Constitutional Review Commission. On weekends students will be able to explore the cultural diversity of Kenya while traveling in groups to game parks, visiting the unspoiled and less crowded beaches on the Indian Ocean for snorkeling and scuba diving, or a relaxing hike in the mountains. There is far more to see and do than one person could possibly enjoy in a summer. You may be interested in visiting or volunteering with Water is Life, Kenya, an NGO devoted to provide clean water to remote villages to reduce disease and improve the prospects for rural women. The curriculum at the Nairobi International Law Institute is augmented by lectures on Kenyan history. Kenya, like many developing countries has been going through growth pains on the road to true democracy. This unique program immerses students in international legal problems. The seven students who participated last summer had a very rewarding cultural and academic experience and will be happy to discuss their experience with you. Nairobi International Law Institute June 11 - July 10, 2012 ● Comparative Corporate Law (2 credits) ● International Trade & the Environment (2 credits) ● Comparative Constitutional Law I (1 credit/1 week) ● Comparative Constitutional Law II (1 credit/1 week)

$960/credit

Explore

Enrich Your Life—Study Abroad


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Exploring

On Safari By the Hippo Pool

More Safari Pictures

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The European Summer International Law Experience at Widener University School of Law Widener University School of Law summer institutes in Europe provide law students with the unique opportunity to build their own "Summer International Law Experience".

Venice

Lausanne

Widener's programs in Lausanne, Switzerland and Venice, Italy have been designed with the student in mind. Each program consists of two 2-week segments and students have numerous options when enrolling in courses. Students can select from the following options: ■ Students with a limited amount of time in the summer can select any one of the two week segments and spend 2 weeks in Europe studying international law and then return home for the rest of the summer. ■ Students with more time can select one two-week segment in Lausanne and one 2-week segment in Venice or take 2 segments in one location for a month long summer experience. ■ Students with time for adventure can select the first two-week segment in Lausanne, spend the next 2 weeks traveling through Europe, and then select the last 2-week segment in Venice for a complete summer European experience. The myriad of options available in our European Summer Law programs mean that almost every student can build a personal program to meet educational, financial, and personal goals.

The options are many!! Europe is waiting!!


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Lausanne As a student in our Lausanne Summer Law Institute, you have the opportunity to study abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland, a breathtakingly beautiful city near Geneva, which is known throughout the world as an international center for law, policy, and diplomacy. Widener students have been traveling to Switzerland for a unique and exciting summer program since 1991. Lausanne is a beautiful location and the University of Lausanne, our academic host, has a very user-friendly campus. Our shorter course format continues to be very popular with our students allowing them to choose among several options including (i) more travel time after completing course work, (ii) taking a second set of courses in our Venice program, and (iii) returning home earlier, for summer work or other activities. Switzerland is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and tiny Liechtenstein. Lausanne's central location places Faculty members are most of the great cities and regions of drawn from Widener Europe within reach; Paris, Milan, School of Law as well as Florence, Venice, Brussels, Munich from universities and and Innsbruck are easy weekend jour- Fountain of Justice in Lausanne international neys. Adventuresome students can organizations in each city. reach Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague, or Barcelona in a day (or night) by train. Any of the 27 students who participated last summer will be happy to discuss their experiences both culturally and academically with you. Lausanne International Law Institute June 1 - June 29, 2012 Session I (June 1–June 15) (1 Credit each) Session II (June 18—June 29) (1 Credit each) ● Comparative & International Health Law ● Global Issuses in Commercial Law II CISG ● Trading In and With Europe

● Intro to International Investment Law

● Global Issuses in Commercial Law

● International IP Law & Policy

Learn

$960/credit

Widener Studies Abroad in Lausanne


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Clock with animated figurines in Old Town, Lausanne

Gilded Gargoyles

Lausanne

A covered medieval staircase The Town Hall

Government Seat

Old Warehouse District converted into new Metro center

Painted Buildings in the new Metro Center


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Venice Venice has been known as the "City of Water", "City of Bridges", and "The City of Light". It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The only way to get around Venice is to walk or take a boat. Many Venetians have their own boats “You will have the but the visitor to Venice will have to rely opportunity to travel this summer. Weekend journeys on water taxis (vaporettos) and the public to Paris, Vienna, Prague, boats, which are used to move around the Rome and other world capitals will contribute to canals of Venice and the lagoon. One of a memorable summer.” the historic places to visit while in Venice is the bell tower in St. Mark’s Square. The Bridge of Sighs received its name in the 17th century, because the prisoners who passed through it on their way to the prison cells on the other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and freedom for the last time. Widener's programs in Venice and Lausanne have been redesigned. Each program consists of two 2-week segments and students have numerous options when enrolling in courses. Our shorter course format proved to be very popular with our students allowing them to choose among several options including taking courses in our Lausanne program first and then studying in Venice. Bridge of Sighs Dean Linda Ammons of Widener Law will teach Comparative Administrative Law during the first session. This is a fabulous opportunity for those interested in administrative law. Widener’s European Summer Law programs mean that almost every student can build a personal program to meet educational, financial, and personal goals. Last summer, 19 students participated in our Venice program. Will you join us this summer? Venice International Law Institute June 18 - July 13, 2012 Session I (June 18–June 30) (1 Credit each)

Session II (July 2–July 13) (1 Credit each)

● Comparative Administrative Law

● Global Issues in Family Law: International

● Global Issues in Family Law: Comparative

Perspectives ● European Union Law

Perspectives

● Comparative Political Rights & Electoral

● Comparative Constitutional Law

Systems

Study

$960/credit

What Are You Doing This Summer?...Why Not Join Us?


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Venice Glass Factory

Rialto Bridge at night & St. Mark’s Square

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Application Requirements Application Deadline is April 16, 2012 To be eligible for Widener’s programs you must: Complete one year of full or part-time law studies comprising the required first-year law courses at any ABAapproved law school. Widener students must have a 2.3-2.5 GPA. Fill out and submit a formal application.

If you’re an extendeddivision student, please contact the Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs at 302-4772248 for further information.

Provide a $100 non-refundable application fee. Provide a letter of good standing from your law school. Tuition must be paid before arrival at the program. Formal acceptance into the program can only be granted once all application requirements are fulfilled.

ABA Approved All of our programs are approved by the American Bar Association. Our courses may be credited toward your law degree at an ABA approved institution if your law school accepts credits from summer programs. A transcript of grades will be sent to each student and to their home law school. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course is subject to determination by the student's home school. It is unlikely that participation in a Study Abroad Program may be used to accelerate graduation. Consult with your school's registrar. Students are permitted to take from one to six credits during the summer. Typically 15 to 25 students attend each of our programs. For additional information, contact: Arlene Trapuzzano, Coordinator, International Programs 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-477-2248 Fax: 302-477-2257

Success

Housing Policy Where applicable, students who contract to stay in the host institution’s housing are required to pay their housing fees and related expenses directly to the host institution. Failure to pay may result in penalties to the non-paying student, including but not limited to the withholding of the student’s grades and transcripts until payment has been made.

Cancellation Policy In the event of a cancellation of a program, Widener will make our best efforts to arrange for applicant to attend a similar program not just a similar Widener program or all money advanced by the student to Widener University School of Law will be refunded within twenty (20) days after the date of cancellation.

Liability & Insurance Widener University will not be responsible for personal injury or illness, or for loss or damage to personal property in the program. We advise participants to take out insurance for their trip against lost or damaged baggage as well as against accident and trip cancellation.


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WIDENER SCHOOL OF LAW INTERNATIONAL LAW INSTITUTES Widener School of Law offers students an opportunity to study abroad during the summer of 2012. Students may travel to Lausanne, Nairobi, or Venice and earn credits while enjoying an enriching academic experience and the history and culture of a foreign country. Summer is the perfect time to earn credits while experiencing international cultures and learning different perspectives of faculty and stuVenice dents from foreign countries. With the globalization of the world economy, an understanding of international business, trade, and jurisdiction has become essential for the modern lawyer. Why not consider adding a law-related experience to your resume’ that stands out to employers and may open opportunities in an increasingly global world of law practice. Each program is really different and each proNairobi vides amazing opportunities not just to visit foreign countries but to live there, to learn about different cultures, and to learn something about yourself. All programs are organized to allow students to balance class work with time to explore and learn about the country.

Lausanne

Some of you are already captivated by one of these Sydney fascinating cities so why not add this learning experience to your knowledge base. Contact the Coordinator of International Programs at 302-4772248, or at artrapuzzano@widener.edu, or you can visit our website at http://law.widener.edu/summer For additional information, contact: Arlene Trapuzzano, Coordinator, International Programs 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-477-2248 Fax: 302-477-2257 E-mail: artrapuzzano@widener.edu


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