Take Your Legal Studies Abroad

2016 Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Saturday, June 11, 2016

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 22 to Saturday, June 4, 2016, while the three-week program will run from Sunday, May 22 to Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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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 of 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 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.

  • 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. In 2016, the European Union will launch new data protection regulations, 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 course.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund on or after April 17, 2016. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 23, 2016. 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.