Experience an unknown culture
All of the law school's areas of expertise—health law, child and family law, advocacy, business and tax, antitrust, intellectual property—have strong international and comparative components. The law school's curriculum, in Chicago and abroad, continually expands and deepens to respond to developing areas of international professional interest.
The School of Law continues to offer a four-week summer program of international and comparative law courses in Rome. Recent guest lecturers in Rome have included U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Loyola's four-week program in Beijing, China, and a one-week field study in Strasbourg, France, were also popular international course offerings available to students this summer.
Other international highlights at Loyola include the London Advocacy Program, now in its 23rd year, which provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the British barrister in London over winter break; a Global Law Seminar which studies the law and legal system of a different country each year with a field study over spring break; and a Comparative Law Seminar: Legal Systems in the Americas, with an optional week in Santiago, Chile. Students who enroll in the International Commercial Arbitration and the CISG course are eligible to try out for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot.