William & Mary Law School International Summer School: Global Legal Practice

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International Summer School

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

(Summer 2019)

Come join international students from around the world to learn global legal practice at America’s oldest law school!

Choose from two weeks and three weeks options: $2,000 for two weeks, $3,500 for three weeks, includes housing (air-conditioned with cooking facilities), Richmond airport group transportation, and costs of cultural and historical learning experiences.

Weeks: July 15-August 3, 2019

  • Week 1: Legal English and Writing in the morning (3 hours); Introduction to U.S. Law (1.25 hours) plus Lawyering and Professional Skills Training (1.25 hours) in the afternoon
  • Week 2: Legal English and Writing in the morning (3 hours); Introduction to U.S. Law (1.25 hours) plus Lawyering and Professional Skills Training (1.25 hours) in the afternoon
  • Week 3: Legal English and Writing in the morning (3 hours); Introduction to U.S. Litigation, Mock Trial Training and Court visit (2.5 hours) in the afternoon

Weekend cultural and historical learning experiences to:

  • Jamestown, Yorktown, and historic Virginia
  • Virginia Beach, Atlantic Ocean
  • Washington D.C.

**Students will be responsible for visa and international airfare, health insurance, and all meals. This course will be held subject to a minimum number of registrants.

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In 1779, with the American Revolution at its height, Thomas Jefferson instituted America’s first program for the academic study of law at The College of William & Mary. To guide this new experimen ... Read More

In 1779, with the American Revolution at its height, Thomas Jefferson instituted America’s first program for the academic study of law at The College of William & Mary. To guide this new experiment, Jefferson chose George Wythe, a leader of the Virginia bar and Jefferson’s mentor. Considered the most scholarly lawyer in Virginia, Wythe incorporated a range of academic subjects into the study of law, including political science, economics, history, and classical literature. Wythe envisioned legal education not only as training for legal practitioners but also as a means “to form such characters as may be fit to succeed those which have been ornamental and useful in the national councils of America.” Many of Wythe’s students achieved prominence in the early Republic. Foremost among them was John Marshall, future chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, whose importance for the development of American constitutional law remains unequaled today. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A., one of those rare American cities with a rich sense of place. But, while it trumpets its roots in American history, it also can boast of a lively college scene. It's a perfect fit for the law school lifestyle. It’s a real college town with a thriving cultural, entertainment and outdoor scene. Read less