Fordham Law School & Sungkyunkwan University College of Law
June 2 - June 18, 2017 (Academic Program)
June 19 - July 15, 2017 (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 2016 Institute, and the Institute has enrolled over 1200 students from 10 countries and 70 law schools since its inception in 2006.
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 4 or 5-week internships with Korean courts, government ministries, multinational corporations, human-rights organizations, and law firms, 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 and a basic Korean language class (for non-Korean speakers).
The 2017 courses will run from Monday, June 5 to Thursday, June 15, with final examinations held on Saturday, June 17. The optional 2017 internship session will run Monday, June 19 to Friday, July 14 (4 weeks) OR Friday, July 21 (5 weeks), 2017.