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Summer Abroad Programs

Broaden your law school experience by taking advantage of one of Pacific McGeorge's unique summer programs. Opportunities exist to gain international perspective and insight by not only taking classes, but also by participating in field placements and practicums. Use credits earned through a Summer Abroad practicum or field placement towards meeting your Advanced Lawyering Curriculum requirement. Some possibilities:

  • Participate in a bilingual field placement in Latin America.
  • Take substantive law classes taught in Spanish and English in Antigua, Guatemala.
  • Learn from European and American faculty in a long-standing program on International Studies in Salzburg, Austria.

Antigua, Guatemala

Courses from May 31 to June 20, field placement from June 23 to Aug. 8, 2014

The Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala is a truly bilingual and inter-cultural approach to legal education. It offers substantive law classes about Latin America taught in Spanish and English as well as bilingual field placements. It allows students the opportunity to study with Latin American students. Program participants will gain professional legal and inter-cultural experience useful in the practice of law in Latin America or to work with Latino clients in the United States.

Students with basic Spanish language proficiency may also participate in the program by enrolling in a substantive law class taught in English as well as a Spanish language course.

Salzburg, Austria

July 6 to July 25, 2014

Salzburg, Austria has been the site of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law annual Summer Program on International Legal Studies since 1974. The three-week program in Salzburg offers international and comparative law courses in public and commercial law fields. Courses are taught by European and American faculty. 

Kampala, Uganda

The Uganda Summer Law and Development Practicum is cancelled for Summer 2014. The Uganda Field Placements are also cancelled for Summer 2014, but if you are interested in doing a field placement elsewhere in Africa, please contact Professor Linda Carter at lcarter@pacific.edu.

Semester Abroad Exchange Programs

Add a true international dimension to your J.D. program by participating in a Semester Abroad Exchange Program, spending a semester studying law at a university in another country. Pacific McGeorge currently has exchange agreements with six different universities:

Approved classes taken at these universities will qualify for credit towards your J.D. degree. Some of these universities teach a full array of courses in English; others require proficiency in the local language.

Questions?

Contact the Summer Abroad Programs, Graduate & International Programs Office
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA  95817
Email | 916.739.7350