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Program Overview

The 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;