Summer Program in Seoul

Fordham Law School and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) College of Law in Seoul are pleased to co-sponsor the annual Summer Program in Seoul, a two-week academic program to be followed by optional internships lasting 2 to 4 weeks.  

The program is open to all law students.  In its sixteen years, the Institute enrolled over 1200 students from 10 countries and 70 law schools, including law students from American University, Boston College, Boston University, Chicago-Kent, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Washington, Gonzaga, University of Hawaii, University of Illinois, Loyola-LA, McGill, NYU, Northwestern, Southern Methodist, Texas, Tulane, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, USC, University of San Diego, and William & Mary Law School.

The program is held in central Seoul in the lush, mountainside campus of SKKU. All participating students enroll in one 3-credit course on offer, taught by a member of the Fordham Law Faculty. The 2024 courses will run from Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, with final examinations held on Saturday, June 29. The course is cross-listed at the SKKU School of Law, and is taken by a number of SKKU law students as well.  Classroom instruction is supplemented by field trips to legal institutions and cultural sites. 

Participating students also have the option of applying to be placed in internships with legal employers either for credit or for no credit.

I absolutely loved my time in South Korea. The course on international white-collar crime was a great introduction to cross-border legal issues. I also had the opportunity to intern at a multinational corporation where I worked on both arbitration and transactional matters. It was valuable to learn about how an in-house team operates, the types of deals that international companies work on, and the disputes that arise. My favorite part of the summer was being immersed in Korean culture and spending time with Korean students and co-workers. Everyone was so welcoming, and it was fun to explore the city with them. Seoul is beautiful, and the food is amazing. I feel extremely lucky to have had this experience through Fordham!

Alice Millerchip, Fordham Law '24