Study International and Comparative Law in Germany


July 14 through August 11, 2018

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 10th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law will take place from July 14 through August 11, 2018.

Students from all over the world attend classes together and learn from each other.  In addition to law students from the United States, 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 and Hamburg 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