Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

School of Law

Curriculum and Class Schedule

Course DatesTimeCourseProfessorExam Date
June 6–16 8:45–10:15 a.m. International Human Rights Geraghty June 17, 8 a.m.
June 6–16 10:30 a.m.–noon Comparative Consumer Law Madigan June 17, 9:15 a.m.
June 20–30 8:45–10:15 am International Art Law Rhodes July 1, 9 a.m.
June 20–30 10:30 a.m.–noon Comparative Civil & Crim Pro Carey Kiley July 1, 9 a.m.


Comparative Civil & Criminal Procedure (Carey, Kiley)

The criminal justice process in the United States is shaped by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, statutes, rules and case law. This course will examine the role of these guiding principles in the various stages of the criminal justice process, such as the means by which information is gathered during an investigation, the circumstances under which an individual can be detained, and the type of evidence that can be used at trial. The course will focus on the salient points of comparison between the American adversarial system of criminal justice and the European civil law tradition, historically called an inquisitorial system. These points of comparison include: the role of the judge/magistrate; the prosecutor's role and plea bargaining; the role of defense counsel; and the role of evidentiary and constitutional rules of exclusion of evidence. We will compare our criminal justice process to that of Italy and other countries. Italian officials will participate as guest lecturers to talk about their own experiences with the Italian system. The course will also cover a comparison of procedure for civil law issues. The Amanda Knox trials in Italy will be used as a case study in addressing these procedural comparisons.

Comparative Consumer Law (Madigan)

This course will be taught by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The Attorney General is the State's chief legal officer and is responsible for protecting the public interest of the State and its people through advocacy, legislation, and litigation. Protecting consumers and businesses that have been victimized by fraud, deception, or unfair competition is one of the primary functions of the Attorney General. Her office receives 25,000 consumer complaints each year. In her many years of service since 2003, Attorney General Madigan has gained a solid, national reputation for prosecuting offenders perpetrating fraud against Illinois consumers. Most notably, she led investigations into big banks for their predatory lending and loan servicing tactics, recovering billions of dollars in relief for homeowners, communities and State pension system. The course will focus on Consumer Law, including the role of the State in enforcing legislation protecting consumers. The course will also address the remedies in compensating victims of consumer fraud and abuse. The statutory and common law protections for consumers, under Illinois law, will be compared with the consumer protection regimes in Italy and in other countries.

International Art Law (Rhodes)

This course will explore the international legal aspects involved in the art industry. For this one credit course, the materials will focus on the acquisition and ownership of art that crosses borders. Specific questions will include commissioning works of art, acquiring works of art privately through foreign dealers or galleries, or by way of auction, and the questions of competing title that arise over works of art or cultural property proceeding from war or peace time looting.

International Human Rights (Geraghty)

This one credit course serves as an introduction to international human rights law. The course surveys international, regional and national instruments and processes for the protection of human rights, including civil and political rights in addition to economic, social and cultural rights. The course will explore the theoretical, historical and doctrinal dimensions of human rights law and procedure, including an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of international efforts to implement human rights principles on a global scale.

Class Schedule by Week

Weeks 1 & 2
8:45–10:15 a.m. International Human Rights International Human Rights International Human Rights International Human Rights 6/17/16, 8 a.m.
10:30 a.m.–noon Comparative Consumer Law Comparative Consumer Law Comparative Consumer Law Comparative Consumer Law 6/17/16, 9:15 a.m.
Weeks 3 & 4:
8:45–10:15 a.m. International Art Law International Art Law International Art Law International Art Law 7/1/16, 9 a.m.
10:30 a.m.–noon Comparative Civil & Crim Procedure Comparative Civil & Crim Procedure Comparative Civil & Crim Procedure Comparative Civil & Crim Procedure 7/1/16, 10:30 a.m.