Study International and Comparative Law in Germany


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 summer program brings together up to sixty law students from law schools all over the world. The 12th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law will take place from Saturday July 17 through Saturday August 14, 2021.

Both U.S. and international students attend classes together and learn from each other. The program is open to law students attending any accredited law school in the United States (not just Marquette Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School).  In past years the program has attracted international students from Russia, Finland, Switzerland, 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., Europe and Latin America. Each student selects two courses (each course worth 2.0 law school credit hours) out of a total of four courses in the curriculum. In addition to coursework, the curriculum includes two mandatory multi-day field trips to Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium during which students tour governmental institutions and historical sites.

Classes are 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, as well as one free weekend to travel throughout Europe. Paris to the west and Berlin to the east are a mere 300 miles from Giessen.


Giessen campus building