Our Summer Institute offers international law students, legal educators, and legal professionals:
The Foundations curriculum includes:
No academic credit is given by Boston College Law School for participation in the program. Academic credit, if any, must be arranged by the participant with his or her home institution.
Small-group sessions focus on legal problem solving in both civil and criminal contexts. In 2017, topics in large-group sessions included:
The program fee does not include housing, airfare, visa expenses, meals other than those listed, weekend activities, insurance, incidental expenses, or other items not listed.
Prior to the start of the Summer Institute, participants must submit verification that they have obtained medical insurance (typically via a travel insurance policy) to cover unforeseen medical expenses incurred while in the U.S.
Participants are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
Most program sessions are at Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus, on the MBTA Green “B” line, which provides easy access to downtown Boston. Some sessions are at BC’s Newton Campus, 1.5 miles (approximately 2.5 km) from the Chestnut Hill Campus. Transportation between the two campuses is by free shuttle bus.
For the convenience of program participants, on-campus housing is recommended. Housing is available in a furnished dormitory on the Chestnut Hill campus. The fee for housing is not included in the program fee. The fee for housing for the 20 nights of the program (Sunday night July 15 through Saturday morning August 4) in dorm-style, double-occupancy rooms in suites with shared bathrooms is $1100.
The program is limited to 30 participants. We recommend that you submit your application no later than March 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the program is fully subscribed.
For admitted applicants, final payment of program and housing fees is due by May 15, 2018. You will receive instructions for payment via a secure online system after you are admitted to the Summer Institute.