The program is a
cooperative venture of the Center for International Law, the Center for
Financial Services Law, and the Center for Real Estate Studies.
Dates: May 20, 2013 - June 12, 2013 (Exams for the program will be held on June 12.)
Location: Courses will be held at the College of Law of England and Wales, London
Faculty Director: Professor Lloyd Bonfield, Director, Center for International Law
Main contact for all questions: Michael Rhee, Associate Director, Center for International Law, at (212) 431-2865 or email@example.com
Course Offerings: Students will enroll in 2 courses and earn a total of 4 credits over the summer. (None of these classes have prerequisites.) The following courses will be offered in 2013. Detailed course descriptions are found further below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! If you
rank International Business Transactions and Real Estate Transactions
in a Global Marketplace in your top three choices, you will be placed
into at most only one of them.
Being in good academic standing: If your GPA is close to a 2.0, you should think very, very carefully about whether you want to attend the London program. Also, for students placed into the Comprehensive Curriculum Program, the credits earned in the London program will NOT apply toward the 86 credits needed for graduation.
Anticipated Cost of Program: The figures below are only an estimate. The actual costs will vary depending on the needs of individual students. Expenses in London will be incurred in pound sterling. For information on currency conversions, please click here.
Financial Aid: Financial aid may be available. To fill out the financial aid form (in PDF format), click here. Both the London program application form and the separate financial aid form are due by Monday, April 15, 2013.
Anticipated Enrollment: In the past three years, enrollment in the program has ranged from 20-35 students. This summer, we anticipate that 40 students will participate in the program. This program is open to all New York Law School students in good standing as well as to students in good standing at other ABA-registered* law schools and equivalent law schools abroad.
ON THE COLLEGE OF LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Courses will be held at The College of Law of England and Wales (14 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London)
The College of
Law's Bloomsbury's location is very accessible, with numerous tube, rail,
and bus routes nearby. Nearest underground stations include: Goodge
Street (Northern Line); Tottenham Court Road
(Central/Northern Line); Russell Square (Piccadilly Line);
Warren Street (Victoria/Northern Line); Euston Square
(Hammersmith & City/Circle/Metropolitan Line); Euston
(Victoria/Northern Line); and Holborn (Central/Picadilly
Access to timetables and routes are available from the Transport for London (TFL) Web site: www.tfl.gov.uk
Classrooms can be accessed by elevator or stairs. They are NOT equipped with individual power sources for students. If you wish to use your laptop in class, make sure to fully charge it before class. A large computer lab is available to students free of charge, and wireless Internet is available throughout most areas of the building.
Students will also have access to the Store Street building Library, which spans four floors. The main entrance to the Library is located on the second floor. The Library staff will be happy to assist students who may have questions.
DESCRIPTION OF COURSES: None of the courses
below have a prerequisite.
International Financial Services Law (2 credits)
Professor Ronald Filler
This course will examine both securities regulation and corporate governance from a comparative law perspective. The first half of the course will focus on the securities law regime of the United States and that of various European countries, particularly the United Kingdom. Emphasis will be placed on public and private offerings of securities and the regulation of takeover activity. The second half of the course will focus on listed and OTC derivatives products, how they are regulated by U.S., U.K. and European regulators, and how the recent Dodd-Frank Act, and recent regulations, have dramatically changed the regulatory landscape. Enrollment in this course is mandatory for students interested in a 2-credit externship in New York following the end of the London program.
International Intellectual Property (2 credits)
Professor Michael Blakeney
This course will survey the principal international intellectual property legal regimes, the implementation of international intellectual property obligations within domestic law. The course will touch on issues such as jurisdiction, national treatment, choice of law, and enforcement of foreign judgments as these issues relate to intellectual property disputes. Finally, the course will examine selected policy issues in the area of international intellectual property, such as enforcement of intellectual property rights in less developed countries, harmonization alternatives, access to knowledge/access to medicines, human rights, sustainable development, cultural rights, and the protection of traditional knowledge.
International Business Transactions (2 credits)
Professor Lloyd Bonfield
This course covers international sales of goods and services; cross-border transfers of intellectual property; foreign direct investment; and international settlement of disputes. Topics relating to sales of goods and services include documentary and standby letters of credit, bills of lading, and distributorship and franchising agreements. Topics related to intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, know-how) are viewed from the perspectives of industrialized and developing countries, and antitrust policy. Topics relating to foreign direct investment include not only types of establishments but also privatizations, project finance, exchange controls, labor relations, and multilateral institutions. Topics relating to dispute settlement include arbitration, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and the enforcement of foreign judgments.
Real Estate Transactions in a Global Marketplace (2 credits)
Professor James Hagy
This course offers a unique opportunity to explore the rewards and challenges of serving as coordinating legal counsel in business transactions in an increasingly global marketplace. The course will offer an interactive, hands-on simulation approach built around realistic business transaction scenarios and working meetings with leading professionals and experts in their fields. The program is designed around a series of mock client simulations depicting U.S.-based commercial clients with proposed projects (located primarily in the United Kingdom) who have engaged the class participants as coordinating counsel. The simulations will have a particular focus on real estate projects, but with learning points of application in other types of commercial transactions.
Final exams will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Students must take their exams on the appointed date and time. They should plan to be in London until late afternoon on June 12, 2013.
ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITIES
New York Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. However, not all public buildings in the U.K. are handicap accessible.
Students who need accommodations for disabilities while in London must contact Sally Harding, Senior Director of Student Life. Ms. Harding can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide accommodations for students with disabilities including physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to Ms. Harding in sufficient time to allow for receipt of proper documentation and coordination of services.
New York Law School reserves the right to alter or cancel this program. Cancellation would occur in the event of program under-enrollment by April 16, 2012, or unforeseen international events that could substantially inhibit program operations or seriously compromise student safety. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled, New York Law School will make every effort to place the students who had paid a deposit into a similar program and return all monies collected within 20 days.
Professor Lloyd Bonfield is the on-site faculty director for the London Program. Professor Bonfield will have an office the 14 Store Street Building.
Diana Heller will be the onsite administrator for the program. Diana is a fully qualified London tour guide (and also a graduate of New York Law School), and will offer walking tours of London during the course of the program. Diana may be contacted by the following email address: email@example.com
SIGHTSEEING IN LONDON
For general information on sightseeing and current happenings throughout London, click on the links below:
Summer Abroad Programs and Guidelines at New York Law
New York Law School permits students in good academic standing to take courses and earn academic credits only through American Bar Association-approved** summer abroad programs.
Listing of Summer Programs:
Summer abroad guidelines:
**Independent Study Abroad (as part of a non-ABA program): New York Law School recognizes that study at a foreign law school, which is not approved by the ABA, can add significantly to a student's understanding of international and comparative law. The goal of such study shall include enhancing a student's knowledge of different legal systems, preparing a student for practice in a global environment, and strengthening a student's overall legal education. In order to receive credit for an independent study abroad as part of a non-ABA program, a student must meet and obtain prior permission from the Office of Academic Affairs.
* Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6738
Fax: (312) 988-5681
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
After filling and printing out the application: