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Chile/Argentina Summer Law Program
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

CHILE SUMMER LAW PROGRAM

Chile Summer


There are more than 100 summer law programs but only a few are taught by local professors and attorneys. Your professors will be:
  • Members of the US-Chile Free Trade Agreement negotiation team
  • Current litigators before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Former Commissioners and Judges of the IACHR
  • Members of the Chilean Federal Reserve (Central Bank)
  • Human rights, women's rights, and indigenous rights litigators, advocates, and policy makers
  • General Counsel of large international companies based in Chile
  • Attorneys from large and medium size law firms in Chile
  • Expert law professors from Chile and Argentina in the fields covered by the Program
  • Current and former justices of the Chilean Constitutional Court

In addition to classes, students will participate in site visits and social activities:

  • Visit to the Chilean Congress in the port city of Valparaiso and weekend in the beach city of Viña del Mar.
  • Visit to the Supreme Court. In previous years, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has engaged in a spontaneous Q&A session with students.
  • Visit to the Supreme Court, Government House or the Congress in Argentina.
  • Visit to Villa Grimaldi, a former detention Center during the first years of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.
  • Visit to a Chilean prison facility and conversations with public defenders and prosecutors.
  • Optional Ski weekend in the Andes Mountains (Subject to weather conditions).
  • Optional weekly Movie Night. Each week the program will show a Chilean or Argentine movie. Pizza and beverages will be provided to students.
  • Optional visits to museums and other sites of interests in Santiago and its surroundings.
  • Optional visit to a winery near Santiago.
During the last decades Chile has been the most prosperous, safe and stable country of Latin America having in Santiago a world class city for living, visiting and business. As a proof of Santiago's attractiveness The New York Times chose Santiago as the most attractive destination for visitors in 2011.

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Contact:

For general questions and concerns please visit the Summer Abroad FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns about the Chile Summer Law Program should be directed to:

Shawn M. Bates
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
East Quad Bldg. 309
Washington, DC 20016

Telephone: (202) 895-4875
Email: sbates@american.edu



Applicants who would like to participate in the program and are not seeking law school credit, please find the application here

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 04/18/2014 05/30/2014 TBA TBA