Summer Courses 2015

international-interior-londonThis summer, immerse yourself in issues of critical global importance in one of the world’s leading centers of law, business,  trade, politics, research, art and entertainment.

Taking its cues from William Mitchell College of Law’s practical brand of legal education, Mitchell in London offers students the opportunity to study legal theory and hone their lawyering skills.

Exceptional Courses

Session I—Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

June 23–JULY 2, 2015

Explore deal-making and dispute resolution in today’s global environment.  Taught by experienced U.S. and British faculty, the course focuses on 1) cross-cultural elements of negotiating and resolving conflict; 2) different negotiation strategies across the world (particularly in the United States and England); 3) global dispute resolution mechanisms; 4) drafting and revising international agreements; and 5) related legal and ethical issues. Taught by Professor Jim Hilbert, William Mitchell College of Law and Professor Andrea Johnson, California Western School of Law. 3 credits.

Session II—Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure: The Crime, The Confession, The Courtroom

JuLY 6–16, 2015

Follow a criminal case from the police investigation to trial while being guided by experienced U.S. and British faculty.  Using a real-life problem, students will compare the U.S. and British criminal law, procedure and practice.  Students will analyze the U.S. Constitution, sources and application of the law and rules governing arrest, search and seizure, confessions, identification procedures, trials and right to an attorney in criminal cases. Taught by Professor John Sonsteng, William Mitchell College of Law and Professor Tigran Eldred, New England Law | Boston.  3 credits.

See calendar below for course times

Course Format

The London courses are comprised of a combination of lectures and class discussion and extensive small group break-out sessions that require hands-on practical application of topics under discussion.

Papers/Examinations

Students will be awarded a letter grade on an A-F scale based on criteria announced by each faculty member. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the participant’s home school. It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 304, Interpretation 304-4.

Papers

In lieu of a final examination, students will write a short paper during each course and a final long paper (up to sixteen double spaced pages) for each course.  Long papers for both courses are due Friday, August 7, 2015.

Course Calendar

June 2015
S M T W T F S
Session I—Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
WK 1 22 23
10 am–3:30 pm class*
4-6 pm Pub Reception at Lamb’s Tavern
24
10 am–3:30 pm class
25
10 am–3:30 pm class
26
10 am–3:30 pm class
27
WK 2 29
10 am–3:30 pm class
30
10 am–3:30 pm class
July 1
10 am–3:30 pm class
4-6 pm Historical legal visit-London Walks
July 2
10 am–3:30 pm class
July 3 July 4
July 2015
S M T W T F S
Session II – Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Practice: The Crime, The Confession, The Courtroom
WK 3 6
10 am–3:30 pm class
7
9 am–12:30 class  Students to Lunch-Inns of Court
8
10 am–3:30 pm class
9
10 am–3:30 pm class
10 11
WK 4 13
10 am–3:30 pm class
14
10 am–3:30 pm class
15
10 am–3:30 pm class
4-6 Pub Reception at Lamb’s Tavern
16
10 am–3:30 pm class
17
18
* There will be a 30 minute lunch break each day of the program.