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PLEASE NOTE: DU Law students must follow the instructions below. DU Law students, please do NOT follow the instructions for non-DU Law students at the link below. If you are not a student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, you should follow the instructions at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law website here.

Students interested in participating in the Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala should apply as soon as possible. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2017. Other applications received by March 1, 2017 will then be considered.

Applicants must complete the online application available here. (DU Law students should ONLY complete the online application at this link; do not follow any of the other instructions on this page.) DU Law applicants should also submit the following to Professor Juárez:

1) CV. The CV may be in English, unless you are applying for one of the externships. If you are applying for one of the externships, you must provide a CV in Spanish. (Professor Juárez will work with you on your CV in Spanish before submitting it to any of the externship organizations.)

2) A 2-page essay explaining your background in Spanish and your interest in the program. If you would like to enroll in the Lawyering Across Borders course and the “Constitutions, Civil Systems, Corporations and Corruption: A Comparative Look at Civil Dispute Resolution” course, your essay may be in English. All other applicants should submit the essay in Spanish. If you are applying for an externship, your essay should identify those externships you are interested in.

3) Take the brief quiz, available here and submit the completed quiz. The quiz will assist in determining your level of Spanish-language proficiency. Professor Juárez will contact you after you submit your application and discuss appropriate course selection with you.

4) A $250 deposit. Checks should be made out to “University of Denver.”

You may send these items electronically to Professor Juárez at bjuarez@law.du.edu. The deposit check may be submitted to Professor Juárez at his office (Room 330G). You may slip the deposit check (and any other application materials) under Professor Juárez´s office door, or place them in his faculty mailbox on the 4th floor.

Once you have submitted your application, Professor Juárez will contact you to schedule a brief interview. Part of this interview will be conducted in Spanish to determine which courses you should be placed in.

Post-Application Deadlines

If you are admitted to the program, there will be additional forms from the University of Denver and the University of Pacific you will be required to complete by April 1, 2017. You will also be required to submit a copy of the page from your passport with your photo.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to verify the requirements for entry into Guatemala for your country. Information is available from Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Below is the schedule of program deadlines:

March 15, 2017 – Admissions decisions will be made by this date.

April 1, 2017 – Students admitted to an externship must submit a non-refundable $500 deposit. Application fees are refundable for students withdrawing prior to this date.

May 1, 2017 – Program fee, any accompanying person fees, and transportation fee (for externships in Guatemala) are due. If you are applying for financial aid and have not yet received that aid by this date (as is likely), please let Professor Juárez know so that he can waive this deadline. Failure to meet the payment deadlines specified results in automatic forfeiture of your place in the program as well as forfeiture of fees and deposits paid. The student will also forfeit any program fee paid for an accompanying person.

May 24, 2017 – Unit fees (tuition) are due.