Summer Session in International and Comparative Law in Giessen, Germany

The Law School is pleased to announce that it will offer its first annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law this summer in Giessen, Germany. The program, which is a partnership with Marquette University Law School and the University of Giessen Law School, will be taught from July 19, through August 14. The program is scheduled so as to enable students also to participate in the Law School's Three-Week Intersession and First Five-Week Summer Session.

Students will take 2 courses from a curriculum of 4 courses and will earn a total of 4 credits. Courses will be taught 4 days each week in English by faculty members from Giessen, Marquette, and Wisconsin. Students will come from U.S. and European law schools. The courses that will be offered are:

International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Comparative Securities Law
Comparative Jurisprudence
Comparative Tort/Product Liability Law

The program will include two excursions. One, a day trip to Karlsruhe/Strasbourg to visit the German Supreme Courts and the Council of Europe. The second, an overnight trip to Berlin to visit German governmental institutions located there.

The overall fees for the program are $3,670 (slightly less for Wisconsin and Minnesota residents), including academic fees, housing (single room), board, and the two trips. Not included in these fees are travel to and from Giessen, books, and entertainment. Students eligible for financial aid can apply for financial aid to participate in this program.

The program is open to all law students who have completed one year of studies and are in good standing.

Applications and more details can be found on the program website:

Applications are currently being accepted and will continue to be accepted until June 1st. However, on March 15 a decision will be made about whether or not there is sufficient student interest to sustain the program.

For more information, please contact Professor Steven M. Barkan (  

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on February 9, 2009

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