Summer Study Abroad Programs
The School of Law offers a highly successful and popular summer study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, co-sponsored with the Universidad Carlos III Madrid. It involves students from Spain, and Europe, generally, who attend the UCIIIM, as well as students from across the U.S. Courses will be taught by U.S. and Spanish faculty. All courses are taught in English. No Spanish language skills are required.
We offer three law and policy courses: Comparative Family Law, Transnational Business Transactions, and Law & Climate Change: A Comparative Perspective. The program extends beyond the classroom. A minimum of two guest speakers who are experts in their fields speak in each class. In addition, each class goes on one all-day field visit per week. In Comparative Family Law, field visits include a Domestic Violence court, a safe space custody exchange, and the Property Registry. Transnational Business Transactions students visit a major corporation that exchanges in these transactions, and students prepare and present a case before the European Court of Arbitration. The Law & Climate Change: A Comparative Perspective students visit a major insurance firm, attend a search and rescue training mission, and visit the Municipal Emergency Preparedness Center. Come explore the city that never sleeps!
Accredited by the American Bar Association.
Seattle University School of Law has established a semester exchange program with Bucerius Law School ("Bucerius") under which up to two Seattle Law students may spend the fall 3L or 4L semester in Hamburg acquiring up to 12 credits toward the J.D. degree. Established in 2000, Bucerius is the first private law school in Germany, with a mission to prepare students for an increasingly international legal environment. The semester exchange with Seattle University School of Law is an English language program with a curriculum focusing on international and business law and includes such courses as a survey course on the Introduction to German Law, Introduction to EU Law and International Arbitration. Those students who speak German will be able to select additional law courses from the German language curriculum.
A summer program in South Africa has been offered in the past, but is on hiatus currently.