Study International and Comparative Law in Germany


Saturday July 20 through Thursday August 15, 2019

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

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Study international law on the campus of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.  This four-week program, offered jointly by Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin, and the Justus Liebig University- Giessen, brings together up to sixty law students from law schools all over the world.  The 11th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law will take place from Saturday July 20 through Thursday August 15, 2019.

Students from all over the world attend classes together and learn from each other.  The program is open to law students attending any accredited law school in the United States, as well as international students.  In past years the program has attracted students from Russia, India, Columbia, Brazil, South Africa, Ethiopia, Spain, Vietnam, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Australia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Turkey and Kazakhstan, among other countries.  All class instruction is in English.

The faculty is also international, and instructors come from the U.S. and Europe.  Each student will select two courses (each course worth 2.0 credit hours) out of a total of four courses in the curriculum.  In addition to coursework, the curriculum includes two overnight field trips to Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium to visit   governmental institutions and historical sites.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, during the day, over the four weeks of the program.  This schedule leaves students with time to explore the cities, villages and countryside around Giessen and nearby Frankfurt, and the opportunity to travel throughout Europe.  Paris to the west and Berlin to the east are a mere 300 miles from Giessen.

Download the application here.

Giessen campus building