Southwestern presents an exciting five-week summer program in International Cyberlaw at the University of London from June 15 through July 18, 2014.
This groundbreaking program will offer a variety of academic, cultural and social experiences through:
- Courses on international and comparative Cyberlaw topics
- Instruction by U.S and British faculty representing over 50 years of teaching experience
- Guest lectures on course-related topics
- Field excursions to enrich the classroom experience, including a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice, the British Museum, the British Library and other legal, cultural and historical venues in and around London
Students may enroll in one course in each of the following time periods. Enrollment is limited for each course to 24 students. Each course is 3 units.
PERIOD ONEDrafting IT and Cyber Agreements
9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating (ICN) in
the IT Sector
9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Comparative Information Privacy Law and Regulations
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
There will be 19 class days:
Monday - Thursday, June 16 - 19
Monday - Thursday, June 23 - 26
Monday - Thursday, June 30 - July 32
Monday - Thursday, July 7 - 10
Monday - Wednesday, July 14 - 16
|Comparative Information Privacy Law and Regulations||9:00 a.m.
Friday, July 18
|International Cybercrimes||9:00 a.m.
Friday, July 18
|Drafting IT and Cyberlaw Agreements
||No final exam
|Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating (ICN) in the IT Sector||No final exam|
|Saturday, June 14
||Students should arrive in London
|Sunday, June 15
||Welcome Dinner and Orientation
|Monday, June 16
|Wednesday, July 16
||Last day of classes for all courses|
|Thursday, July 17
|Friday, July 18
|Friday, July 18
||End of Program Party
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
|Remaining Tuition (includes material fees)
Dates and Deadlines
|Acceptances to the program will be offered to applicants on a rolling basis beginning in January.
|Applications should be submitted by April 1. Applications will be accepted until maximum enrollment is reached.
Enrollments in each of the courses is limited to 24 students so early
application is strongly encouraged. (Later applications will be considered on a space-available basis.)
|Enrollment agreements and statements for the remaining balance of the tuition will be mailed to students.||Mid-April|
|Signed enrollment agreements and payment of the balance of tuition (or confirmation of Financial Aid).
Admission and Course Credit
Southwestern is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The ABA has approved the International Cyberlaw Summer Program in London. Applicants must be students in good standing at an American or Canadian law school. Applicants with sufficient English proficiency from law schools in the European Union and other countries will also be considered for admission. Prior to the start of the summer program, students must have completed their first year of law study and must submit a transcript and a letter of good standing from their law school. In 2014, we anticipate that 15 students will enroll in the International Cyberlaw Summer Program in London. If applications are received from more students than the program can accommodate, the academic performance of applicants (as shown by their transcripts) may be considered in deciding which applicants will be accepted.
Students must register for two courses, for a total of six semester units of credit. The grade in Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating (ICN) in the IT Sector course will be based on a series of simulated negotiations and written exercises. The grade in the Drafting Information Technology Agreements course will be based on a series of drafting exercises. The grade in the other two courses will be determined by a written final exam. Grades will conform to Southwestern's grading policies. Southwestern utilizes an alpha grading system in which the actual grade earned is represented by an alphabetical letter. Grades are assigned from A+ to F. Students are advised to consult their home school policies concerning receiving credit for course work. Additional information can be found in Southwestern's Student Handbook, which will be sent to all accepted applicants and is also available upon written request.
Southwestern will send a transcript to the student's home institution following completion of the program and final payment of all tuition and fees. Students should consult with their home institutions regarding the transfer of credit and financial aid. Acceptance of transfer credit is subject to determination by the student's home school. Students should be aware that participation in a summer program is unlikely to accelerate their graduation date; students interested in acceleration should consult their home school.
Travel and Living Accommodations
Students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from London, as well as for their housing. London is a vibrant city with numerous housing options, from dormitories to studio apartments to one- and two-bedroom flats. We previously provided dormitory housing, but found that an increasing number of students chose to find their own housing. The classrooms are in the Bloomsbury area of London, with myriad housing options in Bloomsbury and Camden. Some students may choose to live further out and commute by Tube. Housing prices in London vary widely, depending on how close a student wants to be to the classrooms, and whether they want to live alone or with one or more roommates. Moderately priced housing close to the classrooms ranges from $1,675 to $4,500 for 36 days. Applicants will be given access to a list of rental agents, dormitories and other resources for housing.
The campus is centrally located on four of London's major underground lines and provides a gateway to the many attractions of the city, as well as easy access to other major European cities by plane or train. While the classrooms are wheelchair accessible, students with disabilities may find limited accessibility in many London public buildings and on public transportation. Students with disabilities must provide the program with advance notice if assistance is required so that adequate accommodations may be provided.
State Department Travel Information
Click here to visit the United States Department of State website for information about traveling to and within the United Kingdom. If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for the country(ies) in which the program will be conducted, all registrants will be notified promptly of the warning and be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for the country(ies) in which the program is being conducted, students will be notified promptly of the warning and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. In the event that students withdraw from the program as permitted in these criteria during the course of the program, or if the program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.
Liability and Insurance
Southwestern will not be responsible for personal injuries to students, medical conditions, or for loss or damage to personal property within or in transit to London. Southwestern requires students to obtain health insurance that covers or reimburses for health care abroad, and requires the plan to cover medical evacuation and repatriation.
Southwestern reserves the right to change or cancel the International IT Law Summer Program in London at any time prior to May 1. Southwestern also reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. Cancellation of the program or any course at a later date will occur only if necessary for reasons beyond Southwestern's control. For cancellation that occurs after a deposit has been paid, the program director will use his best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires, and all money advanced by the student shall be refunded within twenty (20) days after the date of cancellation. Students who have paid a deposit or registered for the program also have the opportunity to withdraw from the program if there are changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program and receive a refund of fees paid except for room and board payments, with the exception of room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal. In the event of cancellation, students will immediately be notified by email, phone and U.S. mail. This program has not been cancelled in prior years.
Tuition Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from the program or request a class change must notify the Director of the International Cyberlaw Summer Program in writing as early as possible. Students who withdraw before the first day of the summer program may receive a 100% credit of charged tuition, with the exception of the $500 non-refundable registration deposit. Thereafter, refund for tuition is pro-rated on a daily basis. After 60% of the program is completed, there is no refund. Program housing fees will not be refunded after May 1.
Students who withdraw from the program prior to the commencement of the program due to a course cancellation, significant change, or the cancellation of the program, including cancellation because of a U.S. State Department travel warning or alert, will be refunded all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation or withdrawal.
Students who withdraw from the program during the course of the program due to a course cancellation, significant change, or termination of the program, including termination because of a U.S. State Department travel warning or alert, will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.
International Cyberlaw London Summer Program
Anne L. Wilson
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
Tel: (213) 738-5707
Fax: (213) 383-1688