Session 1: May 29 - June 11, 2016
Session 2: June 12 - June 25, 2016
Externships June 27 - July 8, 2016
Check out a transcript of Southwestern's Information Session
on the Mexico Summer Law Program, including tips and helpful hints for traveling and living in Mexico (PDF)
A consortium of law schools comprised of the University of New Mexico, Universidad de Guanajuato, Texas Tech and Southwestern, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico Latin American Institute, offers six weeks of summer law study in Guanajuato, Mexico.
This Summer Institute features an introduction to Mexican Law and International Law subjects related to Latin America. The courses are taught in English by American and Mexican law professors, but on occasion, some of the lectures are given in Spanish and English interpretation is provided. The Institute is approved by the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education.
State Department Travel Information
Click here to visit the United States Department of State website for information about traveling to and within Mexico. 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 Mexico. 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 Guanajuato Summer Program 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 Guanajuato 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 $100 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.
For detailed information and to register for the program, contact Sylvia Villalpando, Counselor for General LL.M. and International Programs, at email@example.com or (213) 738-6874.