U.S. Law and Policy Program for International Professionals

The School of Law offers a select group of visiting international scholars the opportunity to expand their career prospects by participating in the U.S. Law and Policy Program for International Professionals. Scholars are international professionals in government, business or law, seeking a mid-career opportunity to combine the intellectual stimulation of learning in the law school with the experience of living in San Diego, one of the world’s most scenic cities.

Academically, the program offers scholars short courses introducing them to the U.S. legal system and U.S. governmental policies. After completing the class requirements, each scholar pursues research in an area of interest, individually supervised by a senior law school faculty member with expertise in the scholar’s area of research. As members of the University community, scholars may attend any of the University’s frequent public events. Outside of the university, scholars experience daily life in an extraordinary setting, where beaches abound and mountains and desert are within easy reach.

Scholars may select one of three programs:

  • A 90-day program.
  • A six-month program.
  • A twelve-month program.

The six and twelve month programs begin in September and January. The 90-day program begins in January.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOLARS!

Summer 2017 Graduates

In June 2017, USD School of Law awarded Certificates of Achievement to scholars who completed the six-month and twelve-month program.  Sponsored by the government of South Korea, the scholars represented a large number of Ministries, Commissions, and other government agencies. They engaged in various areas of legal research under the supervision of law faculty. Associate Dean Margaret Dalton awarded the scholars with their certificates at the ceremony. Also honoring the successful scholars were faculty supervisors and program director Professor Fred Heller. A celebratory luncheon with scholars, faculty and family followed the awards ceremony.

June 2017 Group Photo

Pictured L-R: Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy, scholar Mikang Choi, Prof. Michael Kelly, scholar Hwanbeom Lee, Electronic Services Librarian Anna Russell, scholar Hyunsoo Park, Prof. Miranda McGowan.

Spring 2017 Graduates

In April 2017, USD School of Law awarded Certificates of Achievement to scholars who completed the 90-day program.  Sponsored by the government of South Korea, the scholars represented a large number of Ministries, Commissions, and other government agencies. They engaged in various areas of legal research under the supervision of law faculty. Associate Dean Margaret Dalton awarded the scholars with their certificates at the ceremony. Also honoring the successful scholars were faculty supervisors and program director Professor John Forry.  A celebratory luncheon with scholars, faculty and family followed the awards ceremony.

Group Photo

Front Row (L-R): Scholars Jeong-Hwa Oh, Sungjin Yun, In Ho Hwang, Kyung Hwa Jeong, Ho An, Junik Seo, Sung Chul Chae, Sang-Gi Min.  Back Row (L-R): Prof. John Forry, Prof. Allen Snyder, Prof. Fred Heller, Prof. Gail Greene, Prof. Herbert Lazerow, Prof. Ralph Folsom, Prof. Robert Muth, Prof. Michael Ramsey, Electronic Services Librarian Anna Russell.

Contact:

Office of Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-7584
Fax: (619) 260-4515

Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.