The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) Summer Law Program (in Paris-Strasbourg-Brussels-London) introduces law students and attorneys to evolving legal concepts and structures in Europe and in the international arena. The program consists of two three-credit classes with course instruction taught by American University professors and site visits to related institutions. The first course is International and European Human Rights Law (in Paris and Strasbourg) (which will introduce students to compare the institutions and the jurisprudence of the universal and regional systems that govern the protection of human rights, including UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights. The second course is International Business Law and European Union Institutions (in Brussels and London), which will include visits to EU institutions and cover the basic tenants of business law in an international and European context. The actual countries visited are the France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. The 2015 Summer Program begins in Paris on Sunday evening May 24 and ends with departure from London on June 21.
Students who have completed one year of full-time or part-time law study and who are in good standing at an ABA-approved or state accredited law school may enroll in this program. The program is also open to LL.M. candidates and practicing lawyers. Students from law schools other than WCL are welcome and have regularly participated. In addittion students from outside the USA are allowed to apply for participation. When applying, non-WCL students must provide a statement by their Dean or Registrar stating that that they are in good standing and that they have permission to take these courses at WCL, so that the credits/grades earned in the program will be accepted by the student's home school.