31 July 2022
Columbia Summer Program in American Law
For more than fifty years Columbia Law School has offered this Summer Program in American Law in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University law faculties. The Program is held every summer, for the whole month of July, and alternates each year between Amsterdam and Leiden. This year the Program will be held in Leiden.
The Program is entirely taught by Columbia professors and is designed to provide a general introduction to the American legal system for lawyers and other (legal) professionals, or (graduate) students interested in the Program.
Besides the excellent educational aspects, the Columbia Summer Program is also known for its exceptional fine atmosphere amongst participants and professors from Columbia University. The bonds summer students form with professors are strengthened outside the classroom, through daily lunches at the university and social activities. Hans Smit established the Program with this collegial atmosphere in mind.
Head to our website to submit your application!
The Program is entirely taught by professors of Columbia Law School and is designed to provide a general introduction to the American legal system for lawyers and other (legal) professionals, or (graduate) students interested in the Program.
Master students in Law and Law graduates, who are professionally active in the practice of law, industry, commerce, government, international organizations, or related activities are eligible for admission to the Summer Program. Law students in an advanced phase of their studies (at least 2 full years completed) may also be admitted based on strong motivation and academic record.
To provide a general introduction to the Americal legal system for lawyers and other (legal) professionals, or (graduate) students interested in the Program.
At the end of the Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Participation. If they wish to take a final examination, they may obtain 5 EC (European credits, ECTS) toward degrees at their home universities.
EUR 4150: If you are currently a full-time student, the tuition fee is € 4.150,00.
For students from our partners Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam, the tuition fee is € 1.500,00 (limited places available and restrictions apply).
EUR 5000: For professionals and graduates, the tuition fee is € 5.000,00.
The deadline for scholarships was May 15th.