Friday, February 13, 2015

Early Fall LSJ in Rome 2015 Study Abroad Program

Study comparative law and politics in Rome  with the UW Law/Law Societies and Justice Rome Program during the early fall start. The Law/LSJ Rome Program is now in its 11th year.

Ever wonder why former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi remained in office after being convicted of crimes? Why Italians are against the death penalty? Whether Europeans have more privacy rights than Americans?

Course Details
When: Early fall start (August 20 through September 18) , and you can extern or work before studying abroad.

What: A unique interdisciplinary program with faculty from both LSJ and the law school. Students include advanced undergraduates and graduate students. They will receive credit for LSJ 495: a provocative course on comparative legal practice in the United States and Italy. Topics covered include: legal institutions, courthouse architecture and rituals, legal education and legal careers, immigration and immigration reform, criminal justice, juvenile justice, and the death penalty. Visit with leading Italian and European judges, lawyers, journalists, politicians, human rights workers and others. Meet the lawyers who have argued leading cases in Europe on topics like freedom of religion, immigrant rights, the right to privacy and more. A group assignment and an Italian language class are shared with LSJ 495.

Credits: 8 credits (5 credits for LSJ495 plus 3 credits for site visits and a reflection paper. The Survival Italian course is required but not graded.

Cost: $4,400 includes all tuition (8 credits), housing, some meals and excursions. Financial aid is available. If you do the math, the credits are a bargain as you get tuition, housing, and other costs covered.

Faculty: Walter Walsh (Law), Jamie Mayerfeld (Political Science) and SabrinaTatta (French and Italian Studies)

Questions: Contact Professor Anita Ramasastry at; you should apply through the Int?l Programs and Exchanges Website. Application deadline is March 1, 2015.