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Program Description:

What You Need to Know

Syracuse University's College of Law offers law students a summer of legal study through externship placements in London.   The city of London is your campus and affords boundless opportunities for immersion in legal history, as well as observation of modern legal institutions in action. Your summer program schedule provides ample time to enjoy the culture and excitement of urban London and the beauty of the English countryside.
This program,for law students only, is open to students from law schools throughout the country and Canada. Students learn about the English legal system through immersion in a practice setting and partnerships with experienced mentors, and provides a genuine comparative law experience.

The summer law program has been approved by the American Bar Association and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of the Syracuse University College of Law. The College of Law is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
After completing an introductory course on the English legal system, you commence a six-week externship in one of many available legal settings. The program’s experienced mentors include corporate lawyers practicing in the areas of finance and commercial law; solicitors specializing in criminal, labor and employment, tort, business law, intellectual property or property law; barristers whose chambers focus on criminal defense, commercial law, intellectual property, children's rights, and corporate transactions; prosecutors with the Crown Prosecution Service; public sector lawyers performing city-based transactional work, and human rights lawyers working in the not-for-profit sector.  and Each placement affords the opportunity for applied study of lawyering skills ranging from client-related activities such as case-management, interviewing, and trial preparation to participation in more theoretical activities requiring problem-analysis, research and writing., and extensive observation.

Your internship experience is enhanced by weekly seminars conducted by the SU College of Law faculty and English practitioners as well as periodic site visits to law-related sites. Through the combination of your placement activities, regular seminars, site visits, and reflective journals, you develop legal skills in an environment foreign enough to broaden perspectives, yet sufficiently familiar to allow valuable training for practice in the United States.



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Eligibility and Requirements

Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing (i.e. preferred GPA of 2.5 or higher) at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. Program administration retains the discretion to reach admissions decisions based upon a variety of factors. Anticipated enrollment for the summer 2019 program is 20-25 students. Based upon previous experience, it is expected that approximately two-thirds of the students will come from Syracuse University College of Law and the remainder will come from law schools throughout the United States and Canada.

Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home institution. It is unlikely that participation in foreign summer programs may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should contact their home institution to review this issue more thoroughly.
 
 

Travel and Living

Students will arrange and pay for their own round-trip transportation to London. Advantage Travel will arrange a group flight for students on this program; we encourage students to travel on the group flight, which includes ground transportation upon arrival.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

The cost of pre-arranged housing is not included in the program fee and you will be charged an additional rate if you choose to live in the flats. Students who choose pre-arranged housing are housed in shared rooms in furnished flats arranged by Syracuse University for the duration of the program. Internet is available in the flats.
 

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change.  Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.

Courses

LondonEx: Clinical Internships
Law, 910, 4 Credits, Graduate

Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade. In preparation for their placement work, students participate  in an intensive course on the British legal system (described below). Externship work will be augmented by regular seminars led by faculty and practitioners. In addition to mandatory attendance at classes and seminar sessions, program requirements include maintaining a journal and professional portfolio of your externship work, good and faithful discharge of externship responsibilities, and submission of a final paper or project.The Orientiation component of the course meets during a five-day period from May 20 through May 24. Through a series of lectures and discussions, students receive intensive exposure to the fundamental tenets of British law. The program emphasizes British legal institutions, the legal profession, court structure, and both civil and criminal procedure as well as selected areas of substantive law. Classes are supplemented by visits to one of the Inns of Court,a guided tour of "Legal London,, and other site visits planned throughout the program.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that this program will satisfy their degree requirements.



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Faculty



Mary Helen McNeal

Professor of Law Mary Helen McNeal joined the LondonEx program for Summer 2018. Her research and writing focuses on elder law and the representation of seniors, culture and lawyering, clinical teaching, and ethical issues in legal services practice.







 

Dates

 Program begins:  May 16, 2019
 Class begins:  May 17, 2019 
 Program Ends:  July 6, 2019
 Application deadline:  February 10*

* Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
 

Costs

 GRADUATE (4 credits)
 Tuition  $8,112 (2018 rate)
 Program Fee  $700 (2018 estimated rate) 
 Housing in London   $2,515 (2018 estimated rate)
 Total  $11,327 (2018 estimated rate) 


Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,300
Personal: $1,500
Meals: $1,900
Visa Fees: $500
Inter-city transportation: $300

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.
 

Contact

For questions on the application, please contact:
Kelsey Hanbach, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (kbhanbac@syr.edu)

For program specific questions, please contact:
Professor Mary Helen McNeal (mhmcneal@law.syr.edu)


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/10/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/16/2019 07/06/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.