Summer Study Abroad Programs
Both programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.
Beginning in 2013, the School of Law will offer a summer study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, co-sponsored with the Universidad Carlos III Madrid Law & Economics department. The program is a true partnership between UCIIIM and Seattle University. The student body will include students from all over Spain who attend the UCIIIM as well as from the U.S. Courses will be taught by U.S. and Spanish faculty. While the courses may change from year to year, in the inaugural year, three law and policy courses will be offered in comparative family law, international business transactions, and comparative disaster law. The program extends beyond the classroom. Students will learn from outstanding guest speakers, including the founder of the Asociación de Mujeres Separadas y Divorciadas. In addition, field visits can be expected to the Constitutional Courts, the Domestic Violence Court, and the economic and policy centers of Madrid, to name a few.
Since 2007, the School of Law has offered a summer study abroad program in Johannesburg, South Africa, co-sponsored by the Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand Law School. This program is a true partnership between Wits University and Seattle University, drawing a diverse student body from the U.S., Southern Africa, and Australia with courses taught by U.S. and South African faculty. While courses change from year to year, in the past, the program has offered courses in international humanitarian law, international criminal law, South African constitutional law, globalization, and cross cultural communication. The program extends beyond the classroom, offering field trips to the South African Constitutional Court and the Apartheid Museum and bringing well-known local speakers, including current and former Constitutional Court judges. Although not required, students are encouraged to seek internships or externships in South Africa or other African countries after the program. (See Summer Internships and Externships)