May 24, 2017 to June 16, 2017

Antigua Antigua
Antigua Antigua

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to offer its first summer study-abroad program through the Lawyering in Spanish Program. In partnership with the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and in affiliation with Gonzaga University School of Law, Denver Law will offer the innovative 2017 Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala.

Study-abroad programs offered by U.S. law schools, including those in Latin America, commonly teach courses in English that could have been offered in the United States. In contrast, the Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala will provide students with the equivalent of at least two years of Spanish the opportunity to take law classes in a bilingual and inter-cultural environment. The program will offer substantive law classes about Latin America taught in Spanish as well as Spanish-language externship placements. It will also allow students the opportunity to study with Latin American students, lawyers, and law professors. Program participants will gain additional professional legal and inter-cultural competence to represent Spanish-speaking clients in Latin America and Spain, or to work with Latino issues and clients in the United States.

Latin American Students

In addition to students from Denver Law and other U.S. law schools, students in the Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala will include law students and lawyers from Guatemala and other Latin American countries. This provides a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the legal systems of Latin America.

Antigua, Guatemala

La Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Antigua Guatemala means “Old Guatemala” and is a growing tourist destination in Guatemala. More information regarding Antigua is available here. A video with highlights of Antigua is here.

Program Flyer
You may download a copy of the program flyer here.

Information Session PowerPoint Slides

You may download the PowerPoint slides from the Information Session for the program here.


Please direct any questions to Professor Juárez at You are welcome to stop by his office in Room 330G anytime the door is open.