McGeorge School of Law

Salzburg Summer Program Ruled a Supreme Student Experience

September 13, 2013

Salzburg 2013

A group photo of faculty and students who participated in the 2013 Summer Abroad Program in Salzburg, Austria.

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific held its annual Salzburg, Austria Summer Program from July 7 through 27, 2013.

Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Elena Kagan taught the Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States course with Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Oxford University.

Salzburg has been the site of the McGeorge's annual Summer Program on International Legal Studies since 1974. Justice Kennedy has taught in Salzburg Summer Program for all but one of the past 23 years. He taught Constitutional Law as a member of the McGeorge faculty from 1965 until his appointment to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Justice Kagan taught for the first time this year in the McGeorge Salzburg Summer Program. She was previously Dean of Harvard Law School and Solicitor General of the United States.

The three-week program in Salzburg focused on international and comparative law courses in public and commercial law fields. Classes were held in the Law Faculty building of the University of Salzburg, located in a renovated 16th Century palace in the heart of Salzburg's historic Old Town.

McGeorge Professor John Sims taught a course in Foreign Relations Law, Adjunct Professor Joe Smallhoover, Managing Partner of Bryan Cave LLP, Paris, taught a course in International Dispute Resolution, and Professor Patrick Warto, of the University of Salzburg taught a course in European Union Law for International Business.

More than 100 law students and graduates from the United States, Denmark, Turkey, Spain, and Austria participated in the program. Erika Lewis, a first-year student from McGeorge, blogged about her experience in Salzburg (link removed Sept. 13, 2018).