McGeorge School of Law

Summer Salzburg Program with Justice Kennedy Adds European Internship Option

Salzburg Summer Program students with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (back row center).

Salzburg Summer Program students with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (back row center).

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will teach for his 28th year in the McGeorge School of Law summer program in Salzburg, Austria. The program runs from July 1 to July 20, 2018. A new pre-program and European internship course option has been added this year from May 19 to June 30.

McGeorge will place students who are enrolled in the European Law in Practice course in six-week internships anywhere in Europe. The three-week academic program in Salzburg offers international and comparative law courses in public and commercial law fields to law students who want to expand their understanding of international issues that increasingly impact legal practice everywhere.

"Students now may spend their entire summer in Europe earning up to four academic credits through our program," said Clémence Kucera, Director of Graduate and International Programs at McGeorge.

Law students who register for the Salzburg Summer Program will have the distinctive opportunity to take Freedom of Expression in Europe and the U.S., a course that is co-taught by Justice Kennedy and Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law and co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary University of London. Justice Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1988, and he served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit starting in 1975. Prior to his elevation to the bench, he practiced law in Sacramento, and, beginning in 1965, taught Constitutional Law as a member of the McGeorge faculty.

International Dispute Resolution will be taught by Joseph Smallhoover, Partner at Bryan Cave LLP, Paris. Professor Smallhoover has practiced law in the United States, France, Germany, and Belgium for 30 years and is the Chair of the McGeorge International Board. Professor Patrick Warto from the University of Salzburg will teach European Union Law for International Business.

Classes are 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. Salzburg has been the site of the McGeorge's annual summer program on International Legal Studies since 1974. In addition to law students and graduates from the United States, the program also enrolls a substantial number of students from other countries.

Registration is open until March 16, 2018.

Photos from Summer 2017

Salzburg 2017