International & Comparative Law in Germany


July 19 through August 16, 2014

A joint offering of Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Justus Liebig University Law School — Giessen

Summer of 2014 will see the continuation of the joint Marquette, University of Wisconsin, University of Giessen Summer Session in International and Comparative Law on the campus of the University of Giessen in Giessen, Germany.  Through these three law schools and their friends world wide, the program will bring together up to sixty students from all over the world to study comparative and international law for a one-month session lasting from July 19 through August 16. The 2013 program included students from Russia, India, Columbia, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Korea and Kazakhstan, among other countries, in addition to students from the US and Germany.

Faculty will be drawn from all three schools and students will select two two-credit hour classes from a curriculum of three classes. The curriculum will be supplemented with two three-night field trips to Berlin and Munich to visit courts, other governmental institutions, as well as historical sites and a number of additional talks and discussions on a variety of topics including a panel discussion on differences and similarities in legal education and practice in the US, Germany, and other countries as well as opportunities for further legal study and internships in Europe.

Classes will be held only during the day and only four days each week, Monday through Thursday, in each of the four weeks of the program.  The schedule thus leaves students with time to explore the cities, villages and countryside around Giessen and nearby Frankfurt and enjoy long weekends in Germany and the countries surrounding Germany.  Paris to the west and Berlin to the east are a mere 300 miles from Giessen.