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Program Overview

Georgia Law's EU Business Law and WTO Trade Practice Summer Program 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 been operating law study abroad programs for over forty years. Our programs are open to Georgia Law students, students from international and other U.S. law schools and legal practitioners. In the past seven years, we have had participants in our popular summer programs from the following law schools:

    • Albany Law School
    • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
    • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas 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
    • George Washington University Law School
    • Georgetown University Law Center
    • John Marshall Law School
    • Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law
    • Marquette University Law School
    • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    • Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Southwestern Law School
    • 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 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
    • Valparaiso University Law School
    • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    • Willamette University College of Law
    • William Mitchell College of Law