About the Korea Summer ProgramAs law practice becomes increasingly global, students and lawyers must be well-grounded in contemporary areas of international and comparative legal practice. Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) College of Law are pleased to co sponsor the ninth annual Summer Institute in International Law, a two and a half week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 20, 2014 - July 6, 2014, to be followed by an optional 5-week internship from July 7, 2014 - August 8, 2014. No knowledge of the Korean language is required.
71 students attended the 2013 Summer Institute. In its first eight years, the Institute enrolled over 1100 students from 5 countries and 60 law schools, including students from the law schools at American University, Boston College, Boston University, Chicago-Kent, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, George Washington, Hastings, Illinois, Loyola-LA, McGill, NYU, Texas, Tulane, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and University of San Diego.
The Summer Institute is designed for J.D. and LL.M. students in the United States, as well as for law students, lawyers, and government officials from around the world. The professors of the 2014 Institute are prominent tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham Law School. English is the language of instruction, but the faculty includes members who are also fluent or proficient in Italian, French, German, and Korean.
Classes are held in the new Law School building which is located on the downtown Seoul campus of Sungkyunkwan University, the oldest continuous institution of higher learning in Asia and one of the top-five law schools in Korea. Outside of class, the program features field trips and social events to enable students to experience Korean legal institutions and culture.
Institute students may enroll in one of the following three intensive three credit-hour courses in international and comparative law subjects:
Paolo Galizzi, Institute Director, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.
Martin Gelter, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.
Ron Lazebnik, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.Course selection will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis with an enrollment cap of 40 students per class. The Institute will close the application process once 120 U.S. and Canadian students have been accepted. Although every effort will be made to enroll students in their first or second choice, some classes will fill up early, and so students should apply as early as possible if they have a strong preference for a specific course.
All classes qualify for three academic semester credit hours toward the J.D. or LL.M. degrees at Fordham and should be recognized by most other J.D. programs in the United States. The Summer Institute courses are a part of the Fordham Law School curriculum and have been approved by the American Bar Association. Non-Fordham students should check with their law school Registrar to confirm the transfer of credit.
In addition, there will be a basic Korean language and culture class for non-Korean speakers that will meet for eight forty-minute class sessions and additional field trips during the program. The class is not for credit and open to all program students. However, the content of this class is primarily for those students with no exposure to Korean language and culture.
Students may choose to:
Contact UsKorea Summer Program
Leighanne Yuh, Executive Director
Phone: 212 - 636 7571 | Fax: 212 - 636 6775