International & Comparative Law in Germany


July 18 through August 15, 2015

A joint offering of Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Justus Liebig University Law School — Giessen

The campus of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany will be the location of the seventh annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law offered jointly by Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin, and the Justus Liebig University- Giessen. This program brings together up to sixty students from law schools all over the world to take classes in comparative and international law over a month-long session lasting from July 18 through August 15. In addition to students from the United States and Germany, over the years the program has attracted students from Russia, India, Columbia, Brazil, South Africa, Ethiopia, Spain, Vietnam, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan, among other countries. Class instruction is in English, and the international student body provides for a unique learning experience.

Faculty will be drawn from all three schools. Students will select two courses (each one worth two-credit hours) out of a total of four courses in the curriculum. In addition to coursework, the curriculum includes two three-night field trips to Berlin and Munich to visit courts, other governmental institutions, and historical sites. In addition, the program includes speakers on a variety of topics including a panel discussion on differences and similarities in legal education and practice around the world and a discussion of opportunities for further legal study and internships in Europe.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, during the day, over the four weeks of the program. This schedule leaves students with time to explore the cities, villages and countryside around Giessen and nearby Frankfurt, and the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. Paris to the west and Berlin to the east are a mere 300 miles from Giessen.