Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., will teach for William Mitchell College of Law’s international program in London this coming summer. He will serve as a 2014 faculty member for Mitchell in London, teaching a course called The Supreme Court of the United States in Historical Perspective.
Mitchell in London is a five-week study abroad program open to law school students from across the United States. Students take three courses focused on comparative negotiation and dispute resolution, criminal law, and the high court. Each class is co-taught by leading American professors, British barristers, and top judges—including Chief Justice Roberts, whose class will run from July 7 through July 16.
“This is a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students to learn from one of our country’s preeminent jurists,” said Mitchell’s President and Dean Eric S. Janus. “I am extremely grateful to Chief Justice Roberts for graciously agreeing to be part of Mitchell in London. I’m also grateful to Dean John F. O’Brien of New England Law | Boston for working with the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education to make this possible.”
The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education is made up of four independent, ABA-approved law schools. It works to provide expanded opportunities for law school students on a national and international basis. In addition to William Mitchell, it includes California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston, and South Texas College of Law / Houston.
Over the last few years, Chief Justice Roberts has been a faculty member for several study abroad programs sponsored by consortium law schools. He taught for South Texas College of Law / Houston’s study abroad program at the Charles University Law Faculty in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2013 and at the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus in 2012. He has also been a faculty member with New England Law | Boston’s summer program in Galway, Ireland. This is the first year he will participate in Mitchell in London.
For more information about Mitchell in London, go to www.wmitchell.edu/London.