Strasbourg Study Abroad Program

Courses

The program is oriented to American law students. Classes will be conducted in English. All students will be enrolled for five credit hours. All courses are fully accredited for credit purposes at Regent University School of Law. Each course is taught from a Christian perspective and will incorporate Biblical principles. Students applying for the program but enrolled in other law schools must consult with their academic dean for residency requirements and the possibility of accelerated graduation. An official Regent University School of Law transcript is sent to the law school of enrollment.

Course Descriptions

International Human Rights (2 credits): This course will address the foundations for, and the institutional protections of, international human rights (including an examination of national, regional, and global systems of human rights protection).

Civil Liberties and National Security (1 credit): This course examines and analyzes the balancing of governmental responsibility to defend the body politic with the parallel duty to safeguard the rights of individuals, including a historical perspective on that tension.

Comparative Law (2 credits): This course will focus on the nature of comparative law, the concept of legal tradition and the development of civil law, common law, and other legal traditions in the contemporary world of nation states.

Schedule of Events and Activities

 

Students arrive no later than 3:00pm for room assignments June 29, 2015
Orientation June 30, 2015
Classes begin July 1, 2015
Three-day weekend begins July 11, 2015
Final examinations end July 29, 2015
Departure from dorms TJuly 31, 2015
Activities: Full-day bus excursions to historical and cultural Alsatian sites. Guided visits to the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and other institutions. TBA

 

Cancellation, Change, or Termination of Program

The registration fee is non refundable, except as noted below.

If changes are made in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program, the director will communicate those changes to all students.  Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of all tuition/room and board monies paid.

If the program is cancelled, students will be refunded all tuition/room and board monies paid.  The program director will use his or her best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.

The program director will monitor U.S. State Department advisories prior to the beginning of the program.  The Consular Information Sheet for France and Monaco is found at:  http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1116.html.  The director will promptly notify students in the event that France or the Alsace region is declared an “Area of Instability.”  If the program is held in an "Area of Instability," students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and they will be refunded tuition/room and board monies paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date the site was declared an “Area of Instability.”

If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for France, the director will notify all registered students of the warning and they will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  Students who withdraw will receive a full refund of all tuition/room and board monies paid.

If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for France, the director will notify all students of the warning and they will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  Students who withdraw will be refunded tuition/room and board monies paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the withdrawal.  If the program is terminated, students will be refunded tuition/room and board monies paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date the Travel Warning was issued.