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 past years, 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. Participants who are LLM candidates will require an F-1 visa for entry into the US.
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.
We recommend a variety of options for housing in the Chestnut Hill/Brighton area. Please contact us for housing questions.
The program is limited to 30 participants. We recommend that you submit your application no later than May 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the program is fully subscribed.
For admitted applicants, final payment of program and housing fees is due by June 3, 2019. You will receive instructions for payment via a secure online system after you are admitted to the Summer Institute.