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Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Saturday, June 13, 2015

Information and Application will be posted in early December.


2014 Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

We are no longer accepting applications.

The Summer Program at the University of Bologna is jointly sponsored by Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. The Program offers students an opportunity to study a variety of international and comparative topics with distinguished faculty from both American and European law schools. A special attraction of the program is its affiliation with the University of Bologna's Faculty of Law.

The program is scheduled when the University is in session and as a result American students who participate in the program will have an opportunity to interact with Italian students. The two-week program will run from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, June 7, 2014, while the three-week program will run from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, June 14, 2014.

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  • Professor Arthur Pinto, Brooklyn Law School

    This course will examine how different countries deal with significant corporate governance issues primarily involving publicly traded corporations as compared to the United States. Issues that may be covered include formation, structure, allocation of power, ownership, shareholder voting, fiduciary duties, enforcement and other governance issues. There will be some comparisons of how some European countries deal with these issues. There will also be some discussion of the European Union harmonization efforts through Directives on Company and Securities Law. In addition, the issue of the effect of globalization and the question of whether different systems will converge will be covered.

    Knowledge of U.S. corporate and partnership law is not a prerequisite since there will be a basic introduction and discussion of the relevant law.

  • Professor Seagull HY Song, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

    There has never been a better time to study the role and operation of copyright law in the global context. It is an area of law that is evolving rapidly throughout the world, particularly in the United States, China and Europe – whose copyright regimes will be the focus of this course. The course will give students an understanding of both the common law and civil law systems by comparing and contrasting the US Copyright Law, Chinese Copyright Law and some EU Directives and by exploring key case law developments.

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Professor Chiara Giovannucci Orlandi (University of Bologna)

    This course will concentrate on arbitration, which is the principal alternative form of dispute resolution to civil litigation. The course will cover the major differences between arbitration and other methods of alternative dispute resolution, and will focus on issues relating to international commercial arbitration. Special attention will be given to the European laws on international arbitration and to the rules of the most influential international arbitration institutions (e.g., The International Arbitration Chamber of Milan, The International Chamber of Commerce of Paris, The American Arbitration Association, and The London Court of International Arbitration). Special regard will be given to the 1958 New York Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and its application in the United States. 

    The are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund after midnight April 12, 2014. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 26, 2014. See Important Dates for complete information on tuition due dates, withdrawals and refunds.

  • Students are permitted to use electronic books in the program. However, exams will be handwritten. If you decide to bring a laptop (optional) be sure you have a converter plug that can be used in Italy. The bookstore at Brooklyn Law School will order books for students to purchase. In case you want to purchase an electronic book, you must order it from the publisher.

    Students will have the option of receiving any class materials by email instead of hardcopy.