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International Summer Law Programs

Delaware Law School invites applicants to its International Summer Law Programs for foreign-trained law students and practitioners. Offered through the Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies department, our summer programs offer a variety of courses that introduce international students to the U.S. legal system and Constitution, and provide international students with opportunities to take courses in exciting legal specialty areas. Join us with colleagues from around the world. Our professors and staff are looking forward to seeing you on our beautiful Delaware campus!

Our esteemed law professors are looking forward to collaborating with you as you join classmates from around the world for a summer immersion of learning and cultural experiences.

Choose from a variety of courses
Sessions Program Options
May 25, 2023 to June 23, 2023 Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law
International Money Laundering & Corruption
June 26, 2023 to July 23, 2023 Comparative Constitutional Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Course Descriptions
Advanced Concepts in Corporate & Business Law
This course explores cutting-edge concepts of fiduciary standards of review and standards of conduct arising under the leading Delaware corporate cases in this area, as well as the litigation process.
International Money Laundering and Corruption
This course introduces students to the international and domestic laws enacted to thwart money laundering and corruption. An overview of anti-money laundering strategies aimed at attacking criminals through their financial activities and using financial trails to identify the various components of criminal networks will be provided.
Comparative Constitutional Law
This course will cover a series of constitutional topics with the intent of fostering a comparative analysis of different international legal systems. The course material will center around current United States Supreme Court cases, which will cover a wide spectrum of constitutional issues which include; but are not limited to, government structure, criminal law, civil rights, and religious freedom. Students will be encouraged to contribute the history, perspective, and policies of their home countries to share different resolutions for each legal problem. In the end, students will understand the background of modern legal problems, but also broaden their understanding of how those issues can be resolved in different countries.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution is truly one of the foremost "growth industries" in the law. This reflects the growing number of success stories of those who use ADR, not only in response to the delay associated with overcrowded court dockets and high legal costs, but also with the professional, business, and industry realization that there must be a better way. This course considers all the alternatives to traditional adversarial state and federal court adjudication, such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, dispute prevention (partnering), conciliation, neutral facilitators, and private judging. It also examines court-annexed dispute resolution, such as mediated court settlement, summary jury trials, mini-trials and the use of referees and masters. The multi-door courthouse with its menu of dispute resolution options is reviewed. Having identified and examined the emerging alternative techniques, the various methods are examined for effectiveness considering the growing acceptance of ADR by the courts in all areas including public policy questions, once considered forbidden territory for ADR. Also considered is the all-important ingredient of ADR, i.e., the selection of the right persons to serve as arbitrator, mediator, or other type of neutral.
Excursions

Join us in Delaware for an educational as well as cultural experience! During the program, participants will enjoy excursions to exciting places such as local historical landmarks, courthouses, museums, and social gatherings. Some previous excursions have included the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the United Nations in New York City, the White House and National Mall in Washington, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, and the Delaware State Supreme Court.

Registration Eligibility: The Summer Law Programs are open to international law students and legal practitioners who currently hold a first degree in law or are currently pursuing a first degree in law outside the U.S. Programs are not open to U.S. practitioners holding a J.D. degree or students currently enrolled in a J.D. program.

Course Credit: Course credit is not available for the Summer Law Programs.

Registration Deadlines:

Program May 25 to June 23
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2023
Tuition Payment Deadline: May 1, 2023

Program June 26 to July 23
Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2023
Tuition Payment Deadline: June 1, 2023

Please note: Registrations received after the registration deadline may be considered. However, please submit your registration as early as possible, to avoid delays and ensure you have adequate time to obtain your travel documents and properly prepare for the program well in advance of the start date. Please contact us if you are seeking to submit your application after the deadline. You may email us at [email protected] or call +1-302-477-2780. We look forward to assisting you!

Contact: By email to [email protected] or by phone +1-302-477-2780.

Tuition:  $2,500 USD per course. $1,500 for each additional course.

Program fee includes tuition, accommodations in the residence hall, program orientation, transportation to excursions, activity fee, technology fee, welcome and farewell gatherings, Certificate of Completion, and on-site advisor. Scholarships are not available for Summer Law Programs.

Additional costs: Health insurance (every participant is required to obtain mandatory Widener University health insurance at their own expense); roundtrip airfare, Visa fees; cell phone rental/sim card/plans; transfer from airport; required textbooks; personal living expenses such as food, transportation, and household items.

Health Insurance Expenses:
Session 1: $203.66
Session 2: $191.68
Full summer: $359.40

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Catholic University of Lille student Capucine Freydrich discusses her summer program experience at Delaware Law School.

 
 

Students from the University of Calabria in Italy discuss their summer program experience at Delaware Law School.