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2018 Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

Bologna Summer Program 2016

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Saturday, June 2, 2018

The summer program in Bologna, Italy is sponsored by Brooklyn Law School and hosted by the University of Bologna. The University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century and is the oldest university in Europe. It has been a renowned center for the study of law since the Middle Ages. The Program offers students an opportunity to study a variety of international and comparative topics with distinguished faculty from Brooklyn Law School and from the University of Bologna.

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  • There are no prerequisites for classes. Students may enroll in one, two, or three classes. The classes are: International Commercial Arbitration (1 credit); International & Domestic Sales Law (1 credit); European Human Rights Law and the Refugee Crisis in Italy (1 credit).

  • Prof. Winnie Taylor, Brooklyn Law School

    This course focuses on the law applicable to sale of goods transactions between domestic and foreign countries and examines some of the difficult issues that arise out of international sale transactions. Specifically, the course focuses on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), a treaty that has been ratified by more than 80 countries. In addition to analyzing the usual litigation situations, the course also explores issues concerning lawyers as problem-solvers who plan and structure transactions to allocate risks and avoid litigation.

  • 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.

  • Prof. Maryellen Fullerton, Brooklyn Law School

    This course will survey the European legal frameworks for protection of forced migrants. We will start by looking at the international law that sets forth legal obligations concerning refugees and internally displaced persons. We will next turn our attention to Europe, home of the most developed regional human rights and refugee law. We will examine both the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Union Asylum System. We will pay particular attention to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (the Strasbourg Court) as applied to asylum seekers who have sought refuge in Italy.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund on or after April 15, 2018. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 21, 2018. 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.