International and Graduate Studies
International and Comparative Law Courses - Upper Level Curriculum The upper level curriculum builds on the curricular philosophy of the foundation curriculum. As such, the upper level curriculum includes all of the traditional core courses offered during the second and third years at American law schools and tested on the bar examinations in most states. The FIU College of Law seeks to promote international and comparative study by offering a wider range of courses and seminars with international content than is typical for a school of our size. Florida International University College of Law students have the benefit of a wide selection of upper-level international
Study Abroad in Seville, Spain The Florida International University College of Law summer abroad program takes advantage of this unique site to offer an intensive experience in both U.S. and Spanish law. The program is designed to go beyond simply an extended visit abroad. The courses, faculty, student body and site visits are selected to provide a real understanding of Spanish legal culture. Emphasizing Seville’s historical connections to the world around, the courses offered in the program emphasize the comparative dimensions of the subjects taught. Our courses cover both the U.S. and Spanish perspectives. All courses are co-taught by FIU faculty and faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla. In comparative courses, each offering contains roughly equal parts U.S. and Spanish law. Students are evaluated on their understanding of both the U.S. and Spanish materials. FIU and Universidad de Sevilla are partner schools in this program. Classes are taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not necessary. This program has been accredited by the ABA.
and comparative law courses. Discussion of international issues is present throughout the entire curriculum. Specialized offerings, however, focus on advanced topics of international and comparative law. They may address specific questions of international governance, transnational dimensions of particular legal issues, or they may cover national and supra-national regulations in other parts of the world. For example, the course “Profesión Jurídica Comparada” is taught in Spanish and structured around typical legal transactions that practicing lawyers are likely to encounter.
The program is designed to go beyond simply an extended visit abroad. The courses, faculty, student body and site visits are selected to provide a real understanding of Spanish legal culture.
Published on Jan 3, 2012