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2014 Southwestern International Law Summer Program
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Once again, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, in partnership with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law (Vancouver, BC), and Southwestern Law School (Los Angeles, California) is hosting a four-week summer law program at the UBC Faculty of Law, from May 25-June 25, 2013.
The program is aimed at allowing students to gain an understanding of the difference between the Canadian and American legal systems, as well as to promote the development of greater cooperation between the students and faculty members in solving common problems in criminal justice and international law.
In addition to coursework, students are given the opportunity to interact with distinguished members of the Canadian bench and bar. They can also take advantage of various field excursions and social events. In the past year, students have visited the B.C. Law Courts, private law firms, the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Crown Counsel's Office, and the Downtown Community Courts, among other places.
Sunday, May 25: Summer Program begins with orientation and welcome dinner
Monday, May 26: Classes begin
Friday, June 20: Classes end
Monday - Tuesday, June 23-24: Final exams
Tuesday, June 24: Summer Program concludes with a farewell dinner
Wednesday, June 25: Check-out of St. Andrew's Hall
Students may register for two or three of the following courses:
- Comparative Criminal Procedure
- International Environmental Law
- Global Tort Litigation
- Comparative Sexual Orientation Law
Each course is two credits; there are no prerequisites.
Credit for the courses may be applied to a Canadian Law degree with a letter of permission from the home school's Associate Dean.
Brochures and applications are available here.
Fees for Canadian Students:
|4 credits (2 courses)||CAD $500||CAD $1,450|
|6 credits (3 courses)||CAD $500||CAD $2,175|
**Deposits are non-refundable if accepted, applied toward tuition. Deposit must accompany application. Tuition charges listed include course materials.
|Registration Deposit||April 1st**|
|Letter of good standing & law school transcript||April 1st|
|Housing form||April 1st|
|Confirmation notice and enrollment agreement||May 1st|
|Payment in full or financial aid confirmation||May 1st|
**or until maximum enrollment is reached
For more information, please visit the Southwestern website. All inquiries, forms and correspondence about the program should be directed to:
Assistant Dean for General LL.M. and International Programs