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Summer Institute in International Law

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Fordham Law School & Sungkyunkwan University College of Law

June 7 - June 19, 2021 (Academic Program) via Zoom

Optional internships to start on June 21, 2021 may be available on a case-by-case basis. Those interested should contact the Program Director.

** The deadline to apply to the program has passed.  However, those who are still interested in joining the program are encouraged to contact the program director at **


The Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law, normally held in downtown Seoul, Korea, on the lush, mountainside campus of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), will be held online this year due to the pandemic. 

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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.
  • Those who are interested in pursuing internship opportunities through the program are encouraged to contact the Program Director to discuss options.


Testimonials from Summer of 2020, when the program had the same online format.

“The Korea program was a really cool experience even though we didn't get to go to Korea. Professor Lee was really great in making the subject matter easily digestible and the class was very interesting. I felt like I learned a lot! I also enjoyed listening to K-pop during the breaks and being able to meet Korean students. I highly recommend the program!”  
Gina Boone '22, Fordham Law School

“In terms of the coursework, I was glad that we touched on some of the important cases in international law and I thought it was helpful to have some familiarity with international law cases and concepts before I took US Foreign Policy Law in the fall semester. Also, I enjoyed listening to my colleagues' playlists during breaks. Though all study abroad programs were canceled or took place online, the program led to a summer associate position at one of the major law firms in Korea. There, I was able to get exposure to various legal works and network with attorneys and other interns at the firm. I highly recommend this program.”   
Tae Yoon Lim '22, Fordham Law School

“The Korean summer program was a wonderful experience where we were able to learn more about the law through an international lens, surrounded by peers with different perspectives.  While we couldn’t meet in person, the online format allowed those of us in the States and in Korea to participate, learn from, and connect with each other– not only by sharing our understanding of different legal systems but also by sharing music playlists during downtime.  We were even able to have a guest speaker from the Constitutional Court of Korea!  The program led to an in-house internship at an advertising agency in Seoul, which gave me exposure to legal work outside the United States and opportunities to learn about future career paths.”
Michelle Kim '22, Fordham Law School

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