If you are interested in pursuing a career in international, environmental, business, immigration or even criminal or regulatory law, studying abroad provides an opportunity to learn a new language, introduces the legal institutions of another country and offers opportunities to take courses not offered at the Sturm College of Law.
International law courses taken abroad can count toward the International Law Certificate offered through the International Legal Studies Program. Denver Law offers study abroad programs in Sorrento, Italy; a JD/LLM concurrent program in Madrid, Spain; and graduate studies in Lund, Sweden. You can also choose one of the many ABA-approved programs offered through other U.S. law schools in countries around the world.
Italy Summer Program
As part of the Italy summer program, students spend four weeks in Sorrento, Italy earning up to 6 course credits in international and comparative law courses. They will also go on tours and receive an introduction to Italian and European culture.
GDPR: A Comparative Perspective; Sorrento Italy (Summer 2020)
Professor Bernard Chao
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR creates a new set of digital rights. Importantly, GDPR applies to anyone who collects personal data or behavioral information from someone in an EU country. That means GDPR affects a large number of United States companies, even many that have no physical presence in the EU. GDPR principles are also beginning to influence U.S. privacy law including the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
This course will briefly examine a patchwork of U.S. law privacy laws. The balance of the course will then focus on GDPR topics including consent, structural requirements, individual rights and transferring data into the United States. Finally, students will return to the U.S. and study the CCPA and various emerging state privacy laws. Many of the readings will help students better understand the current “data world” that we reside in. Some of these topics include: corporate data hacks, the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how Google “forgets” information on individuals.
Host Institution: Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
How do I get started: Contact Professor Celia Taylor at [email protected].
Dates: May 18 - June 11, 2020
Study abroad in Sorrento provides an incomparable international experience. Students get to live in a foreign country while improving their linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills, providing a perspective that encourages greater opportunities in the world community and enhances the student’s outlook in multiple ways. Students can gain a better understanding of the international climate, gain experience and make a positive impact.
If you intend to do a Denver Law externship for credit after this program, you are limited to 2 field credits. Please note, students who have not done an externship before with Denver Law have to attend a mandatory morning orientation and sometimes a front-loaded seminar that afternoon, which typically occurs the Thursday before classes in Italy begin. If you intend to work for credit, attendance is required. The Externship Program and Study Abroad program have worked closely together to organize this timing so students can both make it to Italy on time for this unique experience and participate in our nationally recognized externship program. Please contact [email protected] before making flight reservations if you intend to work for credit. Generally, please be in touch with the externship program about your interests and timing, and to ensure you are aware of requirements. Contact [email protected] or Faculty Director Prof. Alexi Freeman at [email protected].
Questions and Resources:
Please direct any questions to Professor Celia Taylor at [email protected]
Madrid Concurrent Program
As part of the Madrid concurrent program, 3L students spend one year in Madrid, Spain, earning dual degrees: a European LLM degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and an American JD degree from the Sturm College of Law. Students will attend full-time courses in international and European business law.
Host Institution: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
How do I get started: Complete the program application for Sturm College of Law Students or contact Professor Celia Taylor at [email protected]
Dates: Sept. 4 – Dec. 22 (Fall Semester); Jan. 15 – April 30 (Spring Semester); May 1 – July 31 (Voluntary Internship)
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to offer its first concurrent international study program in partnership with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. Students can attend their full third year of law school in Madrid to earn a European LLM, while simultaneously earning an American JD from Denver Law.
The curriculum is taught fully in English by a faculty of top professors and practicing lawyers from throughout the European Union. The curriculum takes a truly global and practical approach to international business law. Law students will also have the chance to enrich their education through law firm visits, mentoring, seminars, internships and more.
In addition to Denver Law and other U.S. law schools, the program attracts students from all over the world, including countries like Venezuela, China, Panama, Italy, Mexico and France. Students from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas also have the chance to attend the Sturm College of Law as part of the exchange program.
Download a copy of the program flyer.
Questions and Resources
Please direct any questions to Professor Celia Taylor at [email protected].
Lund Graduate Semester Exchange Program
Host Institution: Lund University, Lund, Sweden