Curriculum

The program is designed to prepare students for practicing law in the globalized atmosphere of the 21st century by broadening their understanding of International and Civil Law. Four 3-credit courses will be offered; each student must enroll in two of the four courses offered.*

Due to the accelerated pace of the curriculum program, weekday afternoons (except Friday) should be devoted to study. Weekend trips are optional for students.

All courses comply with the standards of the American Bar Association, and the program has been approved by the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education.  Although generally credits earned in an A.B.A. accredited program are completely transferable to your home school, it is unlikely that participation in a study abroad program for only one summer may accelerate graduation. Students should check with their home schools and review A.B.A. Standards for Approval of Law Schools, Rule 304 and Interpretation 304-4, if they desire to accelerate graduation.

*Students must choose one 9:00 a.m. course and one 11:00 a.m. course.  The program will be limited to 140 students.  Required casebooks and text materials must be purchased by the students at their expense prior to departure for Spain.