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Summer Law Program in Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English
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The Summer Law Program in Turkey will give students an international view of rule-of-law issues relevant to Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East. The program will allow an opportunity to both law students and American attorneys to learn on site with some of the best Turkish and European law professors and experts in the field and meet practitioners and policy makers from Turkey. The Summer Law Program in Turkey also includes field trips to Ankara, where students will meet World Bank staff, and to Ephesus, one of the world's most important historical sites. 
Students will also acquire knowledge of the legal aspects of trade and investment in developing countries, as well as of the legal challenges involved in accession to the European Union. Students will gain a better understanding of the social and political developments in the Middle East and Central Asia regions in general and of Turkey in particular, including with respect to human rights, environment and security issues.
The summer in Turkey will be an unforgettable experience. Istanbul's location is prime, the education first-rate, extracurricular activities abound, and opportunities for internships or travel after the program await. The program includes housing, materials, weekend excursions to Ankara, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Kusadasi (including air and bus transportation), and six-academic credits! The experience will change your views on the world and in the areas of comparative and international law.

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

ABA Study Abroad Program Disclosures - Turkey2016

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Stephen Wermiel
Professor of Practice of Constitutional Law
Director, Summer Law Program in Turkey
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Ste. 300
Washington, D.C. 20016
Telephone: (202) 274-4263

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 2016 03/31/2016 03/31/2016 TBA TBA