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Widener University School of Law

Summer International Law Institutes

Widener School of Law April/May 2010 Volume 2, Issue 4

Stretch Your Perspective—Study Abroad Application Deadline Extended to May 1, 2010 What’s Inside…. Summer is the perfect time to earn credits 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 law-related experience to your resume’ that stands out to employers and may open opportunities in an increasingly global As the world becomes more and more interconnected, a better comp tional legal climate is invaluable. Widener is a leader in the development of innovative and exciting opportunities for foreign legal study. For additional information, contact: Arlene Trapuzzano, Coordinator, International Programs 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-477-2248 Fax: 302-477-2257

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Venice

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Nairobi

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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.

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Special Points of Interest

Applications accepted until May 1, 2010.  $890/credit  Financial Aid is available.  Please visit our website: www.law.widener.edu  Applicants from other law schools accepted.  Students may take up to 6 credits.  ABA approved program.


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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 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 his or her 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. The University of Lausanne is our new academic host and Lausanne is a beautiful location with a more user-friendly Fountain of Justice in Lausanne campus. Our shorter course format proved 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. Faculty members are drawn from Widener School of Law as well as from universities and international organizations in each city.

Switzerland is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy and tiny Liechtenstein. Lausanne's central location Boutiques of Lausanne places most of the great cities and regions of Europe within reach; Paris, Milan, Florence, Venice, Brussels, Munich and Innsbruck are easy weekend journeys. Adventuresome students can reach Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague, or Barcelona in a day (or night) by train. Lausanne International Law Institute June 7 - July 3, 2010

Session I (June 7–June 18) (1 Credit each)

Session II (June 21—July 3) (1 Credit each)

● International Criminal Law I

● International Criminal Law II

● International Investment

● Intro to the World Trade Organization

● Comparative & International Health Law

● International Human Rights

Learn

$890/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 will have the have their own boats but the visitor to Ven- “You opportunity to travel this summer. Weekend journeys ice will have to rely on water taxis to Paris, Vienna, Prague, (vaporettos) and the public boats, which Rome and other world will contribute to a are used to move around the canals of Ven- capitals memorable summer.” ice and the lagoon. One of 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 Widener’s European Summer Law programs mean that almost every student can build a personal program to meet his or her educational, financial, and personal goals. Justice Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court will teach Comparative Corporate Law. The Delaware Supreme Court is the leading corporate law court in the United States. This is a fabulous opportunity for those interested in corporate law. Venice International Law Institute June 20 - July 17, 2010 Session I (June 20–July 2) (1 Credit each)

Session II (July 5–July 17) (1 Credit each)

● International & Comparative Trademark Law

● International & Comparative Copyright Law

● Introduction to International Trade Law ● International Trade & the Environment ● Comparative Corporate Law

Study

European Union Law

European Private Law

$890/credit

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


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Rialto Bridge at night & St. Mark’s Square

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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 is one of “Students the most beautiful and interesting places in will be able to the world. It is justly famous for its extraor- explore the u l t u r a l dinary national parks teeming with wildlife, cdiversity of beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean, and Kenya.” excellent hiking 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 travel in groups to game parks, visit the unspoiled and less crowded beaches on the Indian Ocean for snorkeling, scuba, or a relaxing, hike in the mountains or visit new friends they made. 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. This year we have the opportunity for a one-credit independent study working on an amicus brief in the ongoing piracy cases in Mombasa, Kenya. Students will visit the High Court in Mombasa as well as the prison where the piracy suspects are held. If the visit coincides with the arguments in the High Court on the petition for which the amicus brief is written, students will be invited to attend the proceedings. Nairobi International Law Institute

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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

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Independent Study (1 credit) $890/credit

Enrich Your Life—Study Abroad


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Stay at Bid Apartments

Nairobi

Exploring

On Safari By the Hippo Pool

Samburu Villagers

More Safari Pictures


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Application Requirements

Application Deadline Extended to May 1, 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 ABAapproved law school.

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Widener students must have a 2.3-2.5 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.

“...an understanding of international business, trade, and jurisdiction has become essential for the modern lawyer.”

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

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

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 2010. 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.

Venice

Venice

Summer is the perfect time to earn credits 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 inNairobi Nairobi ternational 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 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/summer


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