THE COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF
EUROPEAN AND UNITED STATES LAW
About the Program
The Comparative Dimension of European and United States Law offers a unique opportunity to law students interested in learning the complex interplay between the law and the legal institutions of Europe and the United States. The extraordinary intellectual influence, rich culture, tradition, artistic heritage of Seville, and its unique role throughout the centuries as a global hub makes it the perfect location for an impactful summer experience.
The two specially designed courses offered this summer integrate key legal concepts from the laws, legal institutions, and professional legal practice in the United States, Spain, and the European Union.As a way to enhance the academic and cultural experience, The Comparative Dimension of European and United States Law will also include several educational, cultural, and social activities in Seville and Cadiz, including workshops, guided visits, lectures, and opportunities for professional development. The Comparative Dimension of European and United States Law FIU is led by FIU Law’s world-class, distinguished, and fully bilingual faculty, in cooperation with faculty from the University of Seville Law School.
Students willing to experience a deeper immersion into the Spanish legal system and its culture and improve their Spanish language skills may also choose among several optional academic and/or professional opportunities offered in addition to the main program.
European Union Law (3 credits) Law 6280
This course us a review of major aspects of the law and legal institutions of the European Union. It will emphasize on the development of law of a constitutional nature, the system for enforcement of European Union law, the relationship between national law and law at the European level; the breakdown of barriers in the internal market and the movement of goods, services, people; and other current issues.
Comparative Law (3 credits) Law 6250
This course is designed to develop a technique by which lawyers trained in one system of law may be enabled to recognize, analyze and study legal problems arising in a different system. The course will compare the development of legal institutions, the interplay between legal actors from different systems and the different challenges that arise regarding the interplay between legal systems.
Other Academic Information
- Courses are subject to the academic standards and regulations at FIU Law, and are exempted from the normalization requirement.
- Classes are offered Monday through Thursday
- Additional activities and site visits on selected afternoons
The Seville Summer 2019 Program at Universidad de Sevilla is sponsored by FIU Law
FIU Law is accredited by the American Bar Association.
- In-depth study of contemporary legal topics related to European Union Law and Comparative Law.
- Overview to the legal system, institutions, and legal cultures of Spain, and the European Union
- Guided visits to legal institutions in Seville and Cadiz.
- English instruction with the possibility of enrolling in additional activities in Spanish.
- Courses taught by faculty with extensive international and comparative law experience and other distinguished speakers
- Professional development, networking, educational, social activities and other opportunities of immersion into the cultures of Spain and surrounding nations
- Have completed the first year curriculum, be enrolled, and in good academic standing at an ABA accredited law school.
- Hold a valid passport to travel to Spain.
- Submit required forms and documents
- Pay non-refundable Registration fee ($275).
- Pay travel insurance premium ($175)
- Attend personal or phone interview
- Complete pre-departure orientation by May 1st, 2019.
Registration, Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid
Payable to FIU
- Tuition (6 credits) $ 4,500
- Registration fee $ 275
- Travel insurance $ 175
Estimated individual expenses**
- Housing and meals $ 1,500
- Airfare (MIA-SVQ-MIA) $ 1,200
- Miscellaneous expenses $ 500
(**) These amounts are for reference only as individual expenses vary from student to student. Each participant will be responsible for his or her own travel, lodging, and related expenses.
Tuition 2019: The tuition of $4,500 for the four-week program covers two 3-credit courses. Registered students are required to all take six credits.
Financial aid is available for FIU Law students through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, RDB 1044. Contact Michelle Pestaina, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at 305.348.8006. Students from other law schools should inquire about the availability of assistance at their own schools’ financial aid offices.
How to Register
COL Study Abroad Registration at FIU Global Affairs
- Complete online registration through FIU Study Abroad portal here. Follow instructions, complete and upload the documents requested. Pay the mandatory fee of $175.00 for Health Insurance to cover you during your trip abroad.
- Pay a non-refundable $275 FIU Law registration fee, via the COL Registration Deposit Payment or with a check or money order payable to FIU paid in person at the International & Graduate Studies office (RDB 2073)
- Non-FIU Law students, additionally have to complete the FIU Visiting Student Application and mail it in original form with the required documents to Lisbeth D’Lima (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the International & Graduate Studies Office at FIU Law.
FIU Law reserves the right to cancel this program at any time or make changes, modifications or substitutions to the program.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Students with documented disabilities who may require specific accommodations while studying abroad should contact Lisbeth D’Lima (email@example.com) at the International & Graduate Studies Office at FIU Law.
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