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November/December, 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2

Widener University School of Law Studies Abroad in 2010

Summer International Law Institutes Widener School of Law

What’s Inside….

What Are You Doing This Summer?...

European Options

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Lausanne Venice

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Sydney

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Nairobi

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Requirements

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General

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Special points of interest:  Applications accepted until April 26, 2010.  Financial Aid is available; you must apply by the end of March, 2010.  Please visit our website: www.law.widener.edu  Applicants from other law schools accepted.  Students may take up to 6 credits.  ABA approved program.

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.

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.

Sydney Opera House

Think about traveling abroad to Sydney, Nairobi, Lausanne or Venice.

Widener School of Law offers students an opportunity to study abroad during the sum- “...an understanding of business, mer of 2010. Students may travel to international trade, and jurisdiction Lausanne, Sydney, Nairobi or Venice and has become essential for the modern earn credits while enjoying an enriching acalawyer.” demic experience and the history and culture of a foreign country. For additional information, please contact the Coordinator of International Programs at artrapuzzano@widener.edu or 302-477-2248. 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

Swiss Alps


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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 free 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 lots of time on their hands 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 his or her educational, financial, and personal goals.

The options are many!! Europe is waiting!!


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Lausanne

City of Lausanne on Lake Geneva

Lausanne is an intellectual center so it attracts an international mix of students and professionals. This city is a short train ride from the capital of Geneva, home to numerous international organizations such as the International Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and the World Trade Organization. Imagine studying the law in a picturesque setting on Lake Geneva surrounded by a myriad of cultural opportunities. We hope to provide an enriching academic experience, opportunities to enjoy the history and culture of Lausanne and the surrounding countryside, and to expand your horizons for personal growth. You will have the chance to meet students, faculty, and international civil servants from a variety of different cultures, which may challenge your thinking and enlarge your view of the world and yourself. We will offer international law classes, tours of various international organizations in Geneva, and an introduction to Swiss culture. But the most lasting impressions from the summer may well be the friendships you make with the people of Lausanne, other international students and your classmates, and a new found appreciation for Europe and its role in the global community.

Courses Lausanne International Law Institute June 7 - July 2, 2010 Session I (June 7–June 18) (1 Credit each) ● International Criminal Law I ● International Human Rights ● Global Health Law Session II (June 21—July 2) (1 Credit each)

$825/credit

● International Criminal Law II ● Introduction to World Trade Organization Law ● Investment Protection and Arbitration

University of Lausanne

What are you doing this summer???.......... Why not join us!


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Venice Famous for the canals that run through the city as well as its long and colorful history, Venice is sometimes referred to as the “City of Bridges” or the “City of Water”. Enjoy the city’s rich culture heritage while visiting St. Mark’s Basilica or the Academia museum gallery of pre19th century art. If you’re interested in art or cultural history, then Venice is filled with attractions that should satisfy your interests. You will have ample opportunity to travel through Italy and since Venice is well situated in the center of Europe, you can easily visit many other EuroSt. Mark’s Square pean cities, opening numerous possibilities for fun and exciting exploration. Our program will give you an enriching academic experience and ample opportunities to enjoy the history and culture of Venice and the Veneto region. You will have the chance to meet students and faculty from a variety of different cultures, and enlarge your view of the world “This program and yourself . We will offer international law classes, tours, and an inprovided an troduction to Italian culture. You will have the opportunity to travel this enriching cultural summer. Weekend journeys to Paris, Vienna, Prague, Rome and other and academic experience.” world capitals will contribute to the memorable summer. When you return to the United States, you may be surprised at how much your perspective has been enriched and changed.

Courses Venice International Law Institute June 20 - July 17, 2010 Session I (June 20–July 2) (1 Credit each) ● Introduction to European Union Law ● Introduction to International Trade Law ● Third course TBA Session II (July 5–July 17) (1 Credit each) ● International & Comparative Copyright Law ● Trade and the Environment ● Third course TBA Universit A "CA Foscari" di Venezia

$825/credit

Stretch Your Perspective—Study Abroad


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Sydney

Sydney Harbour

In association with the Law School of the University of Technology Sydney, Widener Law offers you a unique opportunity to study law while abroad in Sydney. Australia is a fascinating and diverse nation. Its original inhabitants, Aborigines, are said to have arrived between 40,000 and 80,000 years ago and constituted approximately 500 distinct language groups (tribes). Aboriginal culture is still thriving in many parts of Australia, particularly in the Northern Territories and Western Australia. During your stay in Sydney you will see many aspects of how the Aboriginal culture influences daily life.

Sydney and its surrounding areas offer a multitude of fun and engaging activities for you to try. Enjoy a performance at the famous Sydney Opera House or an exciting climb over the Harbour Bridge. You might also find time to visit other exotic locales in Australia. Picture yourself snorkeling or scuba diving around the Great Barrier Reef, hiking in the Outback, or walking the beaches with kangaroos. Students “Sydney is the also often visit New Zealand, Fiji, and other Pacific Islands in conjunclargest, oldest, and tion with their trip to Sydney Included in the program is a day-trip to liveliest city on the Australian Canberra, Australia’s capital city, where you will tour the High Court Continent.” and observe the “grilling” of the Prime Minister and his cabinet during Question Time in Parliament. Whatever your interests, Australia boasts attractions to suit them.

Courses Sydney International Law Institute June 13 - July 16, 2010 Courses: (3 credits each) ● Australian Legal Perspectives ● Comparative Family Law

$825/credit

Widener Studies Abroad


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Nairobi Enjoy the cultural experience of living in a beautiful country with world famous wilderness reserves and beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean while studying the law with both Kenyan and American faculty. The program has been arranged to help you get the most out of your experience. We have expanded the number of group activities and more closely tied them to the material you will be studying in your courses. We have scheduled group safaris and a trip to the Indian Ocean. There will be tours of the United Nations EnviBorder Marker ronment Programme (UNEP) and the Kenyan law courts. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan international city that is a center for many international institutions such as the United Nations. Students will be able to explore the cultural diversity of Kenya. 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. The unique program immerses students in international legal problems while exposing them to wide differences in culture and perspective. Comparative Constitutional Law, for example, is taught by leaders active in constitutional reform who bring practical experience as well as academic excellence to their classes.

Courses Nairobi International Law Institute June 13 - July 16, 2010 Courses: 2 credits each 

Issues in Criminal Law: An International Perspective

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Comparative Constitutional Law

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International Environmental Law $825/credit

Enrich Your Life—Study Abroad

“Students will be able to explore the cultural diversity of Kenya.”


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Application Requirements (deadline April 26, 2010) To be eligible for Widener’s study abroad programs you must: 

Complete one year of full- or part-time law studies comprising the required first-year law courses at any ABA-approved law school.

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Widener students must have a 2.5 GPA .

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Fill out and submit a formal application.

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Provide a $100 non-refundable application fee.

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Provide a letter of good standing from your law school.

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Tuition must be paid before arrival at the program. Formal acceptance into the program can only be granted once all application requirements are fulfilled.

“I would recommend any of the programs to all students... Provides an invaluable experience...”

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

ABA Approved

Kenyan Village

Faculty members are drawn from Widener School of Law as well as from universities and international organizations in each city.

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 one or up to 6 credits during the 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

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.


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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 2010. Students may travel to Lausanne, Sydney, Nairobi or Venice and earn credits while enjoying an enriching academic experience and the history and culture of a foreign country.

Venice

Venice

Summer is the perfect Nairobi time to earn credits Nairobi while experiencing international cultures and learning different perspectives of faculty and students 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 lawrelated experience to your resume’ that stands out to employers and may open opportunities in an increasingly global world of law practice. Lausanne

Each program is really different and each provides 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. 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

Sydney

Some of you are already captivated by one of these fascinating cities so why not add this learning experience to your knowledge base. Contact the Coordinator of International Programs at 302-477-2248, by email at artrapuzzano@widener.edu, or you can visit our website at http://law.widener.edu/


Widener Law International Studies Newsletter Fall 2009