Take Your Legal Studies Abroad

2015 Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

We are still accepting applications.

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

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

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 24 to Saturday, June 6, 2015, while the three-week program will run from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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  • Professor Jeffry Atik, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

    This course will begin with a survey of EU law - including basic constitutional features and the establishment of Europe's common market for goods and services. In the second week, the course will focus on the EU's single market for financial services and the creation and operation of the European Monetary Union.

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Professor Elizabeth M. Schneider, Brooklyn Law School

    This course will focus on litigation in the international context. It will examine disputes that involve parties in different countries, with different laws concerning jurisdiction, choosing the appropriate judicial forum, suing state-owned entities, staying litigation in other countries, and enforcing judgments from other legal systems. The course will concentrate on laws of the United States and the laws of the European Union (E.U.).

    There are no prerequisites for this course; it is open to students who have not completed Civil Procedure.

  • 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 April 10, 2015. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 25, 2015. 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.