SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Students may earn credit for study at one of Fordham's summer programs in Ireland, Ghana or Korea, or at another summer study program approved by the American Bar Association. Courses in all of these programs are in English. Summer study may not be used to accelerate a student's graduation.
Students should consider whether a summer abroad program might conflict with Early Interview Week. Please contact the Career Planning Center for more information.
BELFAST & DUBLIN, IRELAND - QUEEN'S COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Fordham's longstanding summer program in Ireland allows students to spend two weeks of study at Queen's University, Belfast, followed by two weeks at University College Dublin. The program features courses taught jointly by Fordham professors and other internationally recognized faculty members. Offerings include a range of courses on various aspects of international and comparative law, which are supplemented by group visits to courts and other government and legal sites in both cities.
For More Information:
Michael W. Martin, Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Kenneth Pokrowski, Administrative Director
Assistant Dean of Academic Records & Research
SEOUL, KOREA - SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Founded in 2006, the Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute of International Law held in Seoul Korea on Sungkyunkwan University's scenic campus is already a huge success. The Institute has enrolled over 600 students from 5 countries and 60 law schools since its inception. Students enroll in three or six credits. Students must enroll in one of 3 three-credit courses in international and comparative law subjects taught by distinguished faculty from Fordham and University of Washington law schools.
Classroom instruction will be supplemented by field trips to legal institutions and cultural sites. Students may also enroll in a basic Korean language class during the program and apply for 4-to-6 week non-credit internships with Korean multinational corporations, law firms, courts, government offices, and human-rights organizations after the program.
For More Information:
Korea Summer Program
Leighanne Yuh, Executive Director
Phone: 212 - 636 7571 | Fax: 212 - 636 6775
ACCRA, GHANA - FORDHAM-GHANA SUMMER LAW PROGRAM
Fordham's new summer program in Accra, Ghana offers students the opportunity to study international and comparative law while witnessing the path of democracy and development first hand in this regional center of international business. The 2011 Program Professors included Program Director & Fordham Law Professor Paolo Galizzi, and Fordham Law Professor Victor Essien. Participants earn four credits and have the option of either participating in an internship for two ungraded credits or a non-credit internship. Interns are assigned to individual justices and judges of the Supreme Court of Ghana, the Court of Appeal, and the High Court of Justice (which includes several specialized divisions, such as Commercial, Human Rights, Land, Tax and a high-tech Fast Track Court).
For More Information Contact:
Alena Herklotz (Executive Director)
Fordham - Ghana Summer Law Program
Fordham Law School
33 West 60th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212 636 7534
Fax: 212 636 6775
OTHER SUMMER STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Fordham students may apply toward the J.D. program credit earned through any summer study abroad program approved by the American Bar Association. A list of such programs can be found at www.abanet.org/legaled/studyabroad/foreign.html. All students wishing to study abroad through such a program must seek advance approval from the Registrar to ensure that credit will be awarded. Students wishing to study abroad in a program not sponsored by an ABA-approved law school must seek advance written approval from the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs to ensure that credit will be awarded.