Southwestern presents an exciting five-week summer program in International Information Technology (IT) Law at University College London from June 16 through July 19, 2013.
This groundbreaking program will offer a variety of academic, cultural and social experiences through:
- Courses on international and comparative IT Law 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 Information Technology 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 17-20
Monday - Thursday, June 24-27
Monday - Thursday, July 1-5
Monday - Thursday, July 8-11
Monday - Wednesday, July 15-17
|Comparative Information Privacy Law and Regulations||9:00 a.m.
Friday, July 19
|International Cybercrimes||9:00 a.m.
Friday, July 19
|Drafting Information Technology Agreements
||No final exam
|Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating (ICN) in the IT Sector||No final exam|
|Saturday, June 15
||Students should arrive in London
|Sunday, June 16
||Welcome Dinner and Orientation
|Monday, June 17
|Wednesday, July 17
||Last day of classes for all courses|
|Thursday, July 18
|Friday, July 19
|Friday, July 19
||End of Program Party
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
|Tuition (includes registration and seat deposits)
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 IT Law 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. 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.
Both College Hall and the classrooms are fully air-conditioned and wheel-chair accessible, but some London public buildings and transportation may have only limited access for students with disabilities.
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.
Tuition Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from the program or request a class change must notify the Director of the International IT Law 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.
International IT Law Summer Program in London
Anne L. Wilson
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
Tel: (213) 738-5707
Fax: (213) 383-1688
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