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2017 Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

Bologna Summer Program 2016

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Saturday, June 3, 2017

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.

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  • There are no prerequisites for classes. Students may enroll in one, two, or three classes. The classes are: Comparative Constitutional Law (1 credit), International Commercial Arbitration (1 credit), US and European Privacy Law (1 credit).

  • Professor William Araiza, Vice Dean, Brooklyn Law School

    This course will consider how different nations' constitutional systems treat a variety of constitutional law topics, including but not limited to free expression, equality, and property rights. The focus will be on the United States and European nations, although constitutional systems from other parts of the world will also receive prominent treatment.

    Constitutional Law is not a prerequisite for this class.

  • 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 class.

  • Professor Karl Manheim, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

    This course examines modern threats to individual privacy, ranging from government surveillance to financial "identity theft" to "big data" collected by social media, smartphone apps and other Internet companies. The United States and Europe are the world leaders in protecting individual privacy. The European Union launched new data protection and cybersecurity regulations in 2016, affecting data flows and business transactions worldwide. In fact, U.S. companies must now comply with EU privacy law. Privacy Law is a growth sector of the legal market, and U.S. lawyers need to know European privacy and cybersecurity law.

    There are no prerequisites for this class.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund on or after April 16, 2017. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 22, 2017. 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.