Summer Programs

click to watch a video about the summer study abroad programUSD’s summer study abroad programs are open to USD law students and students enrolled in ABA accredited and foreign law schools.  They provide intensive training in international, comparative and foreign law, while introducing American students to the legal institutions of another country.  At the same time, students from Commonwealth and civil law traditions experience American legal viewpoints and problem-solving methods.  Programs bring together students and expert faculty for a rich experience of academic and cultural interchange. If you are interested in participating in one of the following ABA-accredited summer study abroad programs, please contact Graduate and International Programs

Are you a USD student interested in applying for a scholarship? Fill out our online International Study Abroad Scholarship form.

The Summer 2015 schedule is forthcoming and will be posted once finalized. For reference, please view the Summer 2014 schedule listed below. 

Florence image Florence, Italy

(26 May – 20 June 2014; 2-4 credits)
The jewel of the Renaissance, walkable, friendly Florence provides the perfect setting for studying law relating to the creative arts, such as art law, dealing with both fine art and artifacts, and intellectual property.  Established in 1996, our Florence program focuses on law and creativity.
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London image London, England

(30 June – 1 August 2014; 3-6 credits)
One of the principal centers of international law practice and the prime center of financial law practice, London's timeless mix of old and new makes it one of Europe's hippest cities. The University of Law is located in central and fashionable Bloomsbury, where students interested in international sports, entertainment or business law will find this program just their "cup of tea."  Our London program, established in 1979, focuses on international business law.
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Paris image Paris, France

(30 June – 1 August 2014; 3-6 credits)
Paris is one of the most important centers of international law practice in the world, and the front from which the Civil Law system flowed. Its monuments, museums and restaurants make it one of the most pleasant cities in the world.  Established in 1973 as the first summer law program on the continent of Europe, our Paris program focuses on public international law.
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Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596


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