Transactions in Emerging Markets 

Comparative Legal Systems: European Union

The Dean’s Travel Study Program takes place during the January intersession. The curriculum combines travel abroad, academic lectures, meetings with local lawyers, audiences with business leaders, and tours of historical sites, all to give participants a broader and a deeper understanding of the host countries prevailing legal cultures. The leaders of the Dean’s Travel Study Program ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard on issues ranging from human rights, to trade, to immigration, to politics.

This year Dean’s Travel Study will visit Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and The Hague. The graded, one-credit course provides students with a basic understanding of the EU legal system, litigation practices, and international arbitration and dispute resolution. Students will participate in a series of lectures discussing EU perspectives on different areas of law. By the conclusion of the course, students will have gained an understanding of key areas of EU law, as well as an understanding of the relevant history, judicial system and culture, and ongoing international refugee crisis. Grades for the course will be based on participation and short reflection papers.

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 recommendations for participation in the program to the Dean shortly after the application deadline.  Offers, including a wait-list, will be communicated by the end of October, and students must promptly inform the program director if they will participate.