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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Constantia Dedoulis Program Type: CUA
Academic Level: 5. Graduate Areas of Study: Law
Credits: 3, 6 Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
On-Site Language Course Required: No Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel, Independent Housing
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

Law: International Business & Trade

June 11 to July 12, 2023
It is a great pleasure to formally announce the 2023 International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Krakow, Poland. This summer will mark the 31st year of our five-week cross-cultural summer law program, which is offered in cooperation with the prestigious Jagiellonian University, in Krakow, Poland.

Students build a summer experience in European Union and international business and trade law by selecting courses and an optional externship from the flexible modular schedule that offers many options to organize one's summer abroad program. Externships at top legal placements are offered for academic credit. Placements include but are not limited to Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)-Legal in Warsaw; Olesinski Wspolnicy, Warsaw; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP), Warsaw; Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka, Warsaw; Kubas Kos Galkowski (KKG), Krakow; and Traple, Konarski, Podrecki & Ass. (TKPiW), Krakow.   

Over the last few decades, the exponential growth in international trade and investment has intensified the demand for competent attorneys specializing in international business and development. American attorneys are increasingly called upon to negotiate with foreign governments, business enterprises, and financial institutions. Our summer abroad program is designed to expose students to the wide range of knowledge and skills required for success in the rapidly changing international arena. Students receive intensive training in the law of the European Union and global aspects of modern trade and business law, as they live and study side-by-side with Poland's finest student lawyers in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

The emergence of the EU is one of the defining events of the 20th century. Our program provides the opportunity to learn first-hand how the EU affects the political, economic and social landscape of Europe and its impact on foreign relations. As Poland ascended to the European Union in the summer of 2004, this program offers students an incredible opportunity to witness the transformation of an entire political culture. As you prepare to join the ranks of international attorneys, learn about law of the EU and international trade and business from esteemed faculty and expert guest speakers.

A unique feature of the program is that American, Canadian and Polish students study side-by-side. A mutually advantageous outcome of this arrangement is students learn about other legal systems from each other and in the process create friendships, which develop into a network of international colleagues.

For those seeking the added benefit of cultural enrichment, Krakow, almost entirely spared the destruction wrought upon many urban cities of Europe during World War II, was recognized as the 2000 Cultural City of Europe. It is both an ancient royal city famous for its architectural beauty and cultural heritage, as well as a vibrant and modern city.

I hope to see you in Krakow. In the meantime, if you have any questions please let us know.


Leah Wortham
Director and Professor Emerita
Students interested in learning more about the summer law programs should visit the Law website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 05/31/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/11/2023 07/12/2023
NOTE: NOTE: Applications will be accepted until the program reaches maximum capacity. Completed applications will be processed upon receipt of the non-refundable $50 application fee.
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.