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Summer Institute in International Law
Fordham University Law School Sungkyunkwan University College of Law
June 17, 2016 - July 3, 2016 (Academic Program) July 4, 2016 - August 5, 2016 (Optional Internship)
The Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law is held in downtown Seoul, Korea, on the lush, mountainside campus of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). 20 students from 10 U.S. law schools attended the 2015 Institute, and the Institute has enrolled over 1100 students from 6 countries and 60 law schools since its inception in 2006.
All participating students enroll in one of three 3-credit courses on offer, taught by distinguished members of the Fordham Law Faculty and other leading scholars. Participating students also have the option of applying to be placed in 5-week internships with Korean courts, government ministries, multinational corporations, human-rights organizations, and law firms, through the Institute's 5-week internship program, which runs immediately after the academic session. Internships may be taken for an additional 3 credits, for a maximum total of 6 credits earned over the summer. Classroom instruction is supplemented by field trips to legal institutions and cultural sites and a basic Korean language class (for non-Korean speakers).
The 2016 courses will run from Monday, June 20 to Thursday, June 30, with final examinations held on Saturday, July 2. The optional 2016 internship session will run Monday, July 4 to Friday, August 5, 2016.