University of Washington

Law/LSJ in Rome 2012

August 22-September 21, 2012
Exploration Seminar
Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2012
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The Law/LSJ in Rome Exploration Seminar is a study-abroad program in Rome, Italy offered through the Law, Societies, and Justice program (LSJ) at the University of Washington. This unique program, offered for the eighth consecutive year, includes two seminar courses on law and society and European law. Topics covered include European constitutionalism, rights and human rights, immigration and globalization, criminal justice, privacy, and comparative legal culture. Students also work on group projects on topics related to the seminars. Group project work includes student visits with experts, government officials, attorneys, and NGOs based in Italy. In past years, students have met with top ranking officials in the Italian Government, including the Italy's Foreign Minister and judges from Italy's Supreme Court. The group project makes the eternal city of Rome into an extended classroom, taking students inside Rome's courthouses, government agencies, law firms, universities, and NGOs.

The program also includes basic Italian language instruction. Undergraduate students receive 10 credits for the program, and law students receive 8 credits for the program. .

The program is designed for both advanced undergraduates with strong academic records and students from the Law School. Faculty for the program come from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Law School.

There is also a Facebook page for the program: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LawLSJ-in-Rome-Exploration-Seminar/125587440845410. Announcements will be posted there as well.

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