Law: International Business & Trade
June 15 to July 17, 2020
It is a great pleasure to formally announce the 2020 International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow, Poland. This summer will mark the 29th anniversary of our five-week cross-cultural summer law program co-hosted by the 14th century Jagiellonian University, in Cracow, 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; Maruta, Warsaw; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP), Warsaw; Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka, Warsaw; Kubas Kos Galkowski (KKG), Cracow; and Traple, Konarski, Podrecki & Ass. (TKPiW), Cracow.
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 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. Learn about law of the EU and international trade and business from esteemed faculty and expert guest speakers, as you prepare to join the ranks of international attorneys.
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, Cracow, 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 Cracow. In the meantime, if you have any questions please let us know.
Rett R. Ludwikowski
Director and Professor of Law
Students interested in learning more about the summer law programs should visit the Law website.