Florence Program Information

Program Dates

June 1 – June 27, 2015

June 1, 2015 Monday Mandatory Orientation
June 1, 2015 Monday Classes Begin
June 24, 2015 Wednesday Classes End
June 25, 2015 Thursday Study Period
June 26-27, 2015 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period


Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, June 1 from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. In early May, you will be sent course information that will allow you to prepare for orientation and classes prior to your arrival in Florence.


Classes are held at the Florence campus of Syracuse University, a short 15-20 minute walk from the Duomo. The center of campus is the Villa Rossa at 15 Piazza Savonarola. 

Program Director

The 2015 Florence program will be directed on-site by Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law.

Course Descriptions

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Faculty Biographies

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Educational Program Activities

The Florence program includes activities designed to introduce the Italian legal system to students, such as visits to courts and informal talks with judges, lawyers and faculty members. 

Language Courses

Students who are interested in language courses are encouraged to review local language school options. Courses in Italian language instruction offered in Florence include ABC School Firenze, Michelangelo, Europass, and Parola School.

More Information

If you have additional questions about USD School of Law's Florence program, please contact:

Jane Powell, PhD
Director, Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596


Shannon Pollert
Program Coordinator, Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.