The communities that the law has an impact on span the globe, and the Global Learning / Study Abroad programs at Gonzaga University School of Law provide students with an opportunity to study international law while experiencing other cultures. Through the long-standing Florence program or the cooperative China program, students can take credits towards graduating while getting a new, unique perspective on the international legal community.
In the Brazil Law School Student Exchange, two students are selected by Gonzaga Law School’s Foreign Exchange Commission to attend the Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas.
The six-week program takes students to several different Universities in China, where English-language comparative law classes are taught by both American and Chinese professors, with upper level Chinese students with English fluency joining the class. Six one-credit courses will be offered over the five-week program, and all six credits are applicable to Gonzaga Law graduation requirements. The program includes trips to Chinese legal sites during class hours, and chances to explore the country during off-class hours.
The Gonzaga In Florence summer program houses students in Gonzaga’s own Florence campus that overlooks the Medici gardens and is within walking distance of numerous historical landmarks, including the Dumo. In and out of class experiences, including the chance to go exploring in Florence, Italy, and the surrounding countries, give students a chance to truly immerse themselves in Italian culture and life. Comparative law classes are taught by Gonzaga professors in the fully modern classrooms for a summer program that you will never forget.
The Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala is a truly bilingual and inter-cultural approach to legal education. It offers comparative and transnational substantive law classes about Latin America taught in Spanish and English as well as bilingual field placements and legal Spanish immersion.