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Program Overview

Georgia Law's EU Business Law and WTO Trade Practice Summer Program in Brussels and Geneva offers U.S. and foreign law students an outstanding opportunity to immerse themselves in European Union Law (with a focus on EU business law) and international trade law under the World Trade Organization. The program is taught by distinguished U.S. and European faculty and numerous guest speakers from European Union institutions, the WTO, and leading international law firms. The first two weeks of the program take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and political epicenter of the EU. A charming European city that is easy to navigate, Brussels offers students  a plethora of opportunities for social activities as well as an ideal launching point for travel within Europe. The final week is an intensive introduction to the World Trade Organization in its home base, Geneva, a stunning city full of history and the home of numerous international organizations on the shores of Lake Geneva.

This program is developed and administered in collaboration with Institute for European Studies (IEE) at the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels.

  • 2015 Dates: Brussels: June 27 - July 10; Geneva: July 12-17
  • 3 ABA-approved semester-hour credits
  • Dual city experience – Brussels (political epicenter of the EU) and Geneva (headquarters of the WTO and nerve-center for international trade law)
  • Lectures by leading scholars, academics and practitioners in the fields of EU law & policy and international trade
  • Organized city tours of both Brussels and Geneva
  • Trip to Luxembourg to visit the European Court of Justice
  • Visit to the European Parliament, World Trade Organization, and other  international institutions relevant to the coursework of the program
  • Seminars with international practitioners at leading law firms in Brussels and Geneva
  • Opening and closing receptions
  • Several “open” weekends for individual free time and/or travel

Program directed by:

    • C. Donald Johnson, former U.S. congressman and ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); Director, Dean Rusk Center, University of Georgia School of Law;

    Past Participants

    Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law & Policy has successfully administered law study abroad programs for over forty years. Students in good standing at other U.S. law schools may transfer credit from these ABA-approved programs with approval from their home institutions. In addition, numerous law students, lawyers and judges from countries around the world have participated in our programs on a non-credit basis. For information about this not for credit option, please contact Dr. Laura Kagel,, Tel. 706-542-5141.
    Since 2006, Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center has had participants in our popular summer programs from the following U.S. law schools:
    • Albany Law School
    • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
    • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
    • Charlotte School of Law
    • Elon University School of Law
    • Emory University School of Law 
    • Florida A&M University College of Law
    • Florida State University College of Law
    • Fordham University School of Law
    • George Washington University Law School
    • Georgetown University Law Center
    • Georgia State University College of Law
    • Howard University School of Law
    • Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law
    • John Marshall Law School
    • Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law
    • Marquette University Law School
    • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • New York Law School
    • Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
    • Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Samford University Cumberland School of Law
    • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles
    • Suffolk University Law School
    • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
    • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Tulane University Law School
    • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • University of Idaho College of Law
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law
    • University of Kansas School of Law
    • University of La Verne College of Law
    • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    • University of Richmond School of Law
    • University of Wisconsin School of Law
    • Valparaiso University Law School
    • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    • Willamette University College of Law
    • William Mitchell College of Law