Dean's Travel Study Program

Comparative Legal Systems: Brazil and Uruguay

The Dean’s Travel Study Program’s Comparative Legal Systems: Brazil & Uruguay course will focus on gaining a basic understanding of Brazil and Uruguay’s legal systems and emerging market economy. Students will participate in pre-departure lectures at St. John's, guest lectures by law professors, judges and practicing lawyers in Brazil and Uruguay, as well as historical "walking lectures". The travel portion will include stays in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Montevideo including study visits to academic, governmental and legal institutions.  The leaders of the Dean’s Travel Study Program will ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard on issues including international business negotiation, corruption, immigration, and politics. More information about this course can be found here.

Comparative Legal Systems: Munich and Nuremberg

The Dean’s Travel Study Program’s Comparative Legal Systems: Munich & Nuremberg course will focus on developments in international law relating to war, war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity across the 20th century and to the present. The centerpiece of the course is the 1945-46 International Military Tribunal (IMT) proceedings and its judgments at Nuremberg against the principal Nazi war criminals. The course will consider antecedents to Nuremberg, including the Versailles Treaty, Leipzig trials, League of Nations and Kellogg-Briand treaty; the August 1945 London Agreement creating the IMT; Nuremberg itself, including the IMT trial and judgment and the subsequent American trials of German defendants; other national prosecutions arising from World War II; subsequent related developments, such as the Genocide Convention; and contemporary legal responses to war crimes and other human rights violations, including the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court. More information about this course can be found here.

Eligible Students

Currently enrolled and matriculated St. John's University School of Law 2L, 3L, and 4L J.D. students who are in good academic standing may apply for the Dean's Travel Study Program.  Students must have a valid passport.  

Selection Process

A committee will make selections shortly after the application deadline.  Offers, including a wait-list, will be communicated by November 5, 2019, and students must promptly inform the program director if they will participate.  The program cost of $2,100 for Brazil and Uruguay or $2,000 for Germany is due at the time that Spring semester tuition is due.  Students can apply financial aid to the program cost.

Application Deadline October 21, 2019

Comparative Legal Systems: Brazil and Uruguay. Please complete the online application.

Comparative Legal Systems: Munich and Nuremberg. Please complete the online application.

Study Abroad Information Session

If you were not able to attend one of our October 2019 study abroad information sessions, you can review the presentation here.