2016 Summer Abroad Programs

ChileParisThe HagueGenevaTurkey


Attend American University Washington College of Law's specialized summer programs abroad. You'll study law in some of the most fascinating parts of the world, understand different legal systems and cultures, and create professional networks abroad. Earn up to 6 credits this summer in diverse course topics such as international criminal law, environmental law, intellectual property law, international business and trade, and human rights. Students may also participate for a Certificate, without earning credit, at a reduced rate. Browse destinations below and apply on the individual program's web page.


May 29 – June 25, 2016
Now in its 26th year, the Summer Program in Chile offers opportunities to learn and network with dozens of leading faculty, practitioners, government officials, and policy makers. Held in the Chilean cities of Santiago, Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar, as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina, courses focus on trade and investment in Latin America and comparative legal perspectives on social problems. Co-sponsored with the University of Chile School of Law, the University Diego Portales School of Law, and the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. MORE

EUROPE - London, Paris, Strasbourg

May 29 – June 25, 2016
The Summer Program in Europe introduces law students and attorneys to evolving legal concepts and structures in Europe and in the international arena. Now in its 22nd year, the program focuses on the nature and dynamics of European legal institutions and the development of a body of European laws. The two three-credit courses include International Economic Law as well as European Union Law and European Institutions. MORE


June 27 – July 15, 2016
The Geneva Summer Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy offers students an in-depth look at international issues through direct contact with experts on international trade (WTO), intellectual property (WIPO), labor (ILO), and human rights/humanitarian law (UN human rights institutions and ICRC). This multidisciplinary program on global governance combines legal, diplomatic, and social scientific approaches to the study of multilateralism. Students are encouraged to also enroll in the courses in Washington, DC. MORE


May 29 – June 25, 2016
The Summer Program in The Hague offers participants an opportunity to study some of the most important legal issues today in the heart of the international justice community. The program includes two three-credit courses: International Criminal Law and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism. Includes site visits to the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and more. Co-sponsored with the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands. MORE

May 29 – June 25, 2016
The Summer Program in Istanbul, Turkey provides 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 and Cappadocia. MORE