International Study Opportunities at John Marshall

Study The European Union, Human Rights, and Trade in Italy

Current Issues in International Business & Trade Law (IBT 751, 2 Credits)

Students enrolled in this course and field trip explore first hand how regional and national governments address the challenges of the European Union human rights issues and protections, and how they intersect with trade issues. Students spend a week of intensive study in Cagliari, Italy attending classes and visiting area professionals.

Course Information

In Current Issues in International Business & Trade Law: the European Union, Human Rights, and Trade in Italy (IBT 751, 2 Credits) degree candidates focus on human rights protections in the laws of the member states of the European Union, particularly those laws that deal with commerce and trade. The course will also look at relevant directives and provisions under EU legislation and address issues related to protecting human rights during the current economic crisis.

2013 Trip Dates and Details

Via Roma in Cagliari

In addition to the standard tuition costs for the course, John Marshall may assess an additional registration fee. Students are expected to arrange their own travel, as well as cover the costs of their own meals and lodging. The estimated total cost of the trip is $5,000. While in Italy, in addition to classes (held primarily in the mornings), students have an opportunity to interact with law students from the University of Cagliari (UniCa) Law Faculty, other UniCa faculty, and local attorneys. The program will also include visits to City Hall, the criminal and administrative courts, and the Sardinian Regional Parliament, as well a day trip to other sites in Sardinia.

Interested students must submit a short personal statement (500 words) describing their interest and motivation to Virginia Russell, Associate Director for the Center for International Law, at 6russell@jmls.edu. Students should list any public international law or human rights courses they have completed; and they should state their reasons for applying for the course and field trip. Students will be selected based on their statements and overall academic records.

For more information about this program, please contact Virginia Russell, Associate Director for the Center for International Law, at 6russell@jmls.edu.

Italian Republic

Capital Rome
Largest city Rome
Official language Italian
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Population 60,813,326