McGeorge School of Law

Graduate Law European Summer Experience

July 5 to July 25, 2020

Summer 2019 law student participants in Salzburg, Austria.

Summer 2019 law student participants in Salzburg, Austria.

In light of the current covid-19 pandemic, the summer abroad program in Salzburg has been cancelled for the summer of 2020. Watch for further details on next year’s program, and email us at with any questions.

McGeorge law school's long-standing Summer Program on International Legal Studies has been operating continuously in the beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria since 1974. McGeorge's summer program offers a unique opportunity for law students to study and work abroad. Students can choose to intern with firms in Europe and take special courses not available through any other institution or program.

This year, we are particularly pleased to announce that Matina Kolokotronis, COO for the Sacramento Kings, will teach Sports Law. Students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to meet and hear from Scott Boras, Sports Agent and President of Boras Corporation. For a complete list of courses, click here.

Not only will students get the opportunity to spend time in a 16th century classroom, they will have additional time to engage with students and professors during social activities. In addition to law students and graduates from the United States, the program seeks to enroll students from other countries. For summer 2020, we anticipate to enroll 30 students. In 2019, we enrolled seven non-U.S. students from countries including, but not limited to, Austria, Denmark, and Italy. We also enrolled 31 students from U.S. law schools.

Student Testimonials

What former students have to say about the Salzburg Summer Program:

I had an outstanding academic experience, as well as an amazing time living in Salzburg. The most memorable aspect of this program, however, was living and studying with the McGeorge students. I arrived in Salzburg without knowing a single person in the program, and though the McGeorge students arrived in established groups of friends and acquaintances, they could not have been more open and friendly. I made some terrific friends from McGeorge, which absolutely made my summer. It is a great credit to you, your administration, and your faculty that your school attracts such wonderful people. You must also be doing an excellent job of establishing a community as well as running an academic institution. 

Thank you again for offering the Salzburg program, which I hope you will continue for many years. I will certainly encourage students in the first year class at [my law school] to spend their next summer in Salzburg, and from now on, if anyone asks if I know of a good place to attend law school on the West Coast, McGeorge will be the first school that comes to mind. 


Contact the Summer Abroad Program office
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Email | Phone: 916.739.7021