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Summer Institute in International Law

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Fordham Law School & Sungkyunkwan University College of Law

June 22- July 4, 2020 (Academic Program)
July 6 - July 24 or July 31, 2020 (Optional Internship)

COVID-19 Update

The current plan is for the Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute to take place this summer with some changes. The class will be held online, not in-person in Seoul. Internships in Korea may proceed on a case-by-case basis, but please contact us if you are interested in this option. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 8, 2020. After April 8, please contact us if you are interested in enrolling. All questions on these and other issues should be directed to Prof. Youngjae Lee (

The Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law is held in downtown Seoul, Korea, on the lush, mountainside campus of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). The 2020 courses will run from Monday, June 22 to Thursday, July 2, with final examinations held on Saturday, July 4. The optional 2020 internship session will run Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 24 (3 weeks) OR Friday, July 31 (4 weeks), 2020.

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  • All participating students enroll in one 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 3 or 4-week internships with multinational corporations, law firms, Korean courts and human-rights organizations through the Institute's internship program, which runs immediately after the academic session.
  • Internships may be taken for an additional 2 or 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.

Contact Us

Youngjae Lee
Faculty Director
Fordham - SKKU Summer Law Institute
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-105
New York, NY 10023