Summer Study Abroad Programs

Both programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.


The School of Law will once again offer its highly successful and popular summer study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, co-sponsored with the Universidad Carlos III Madrid. The program is a true partnership between UCIIIM and Seattle University. The student body will include students from all over 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!  


A bullfight in Madrid, Spain