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Program Cost and Description




Summer 2019


Instructors: Professor Noah Novogrodsky and Professor Sam Kalen

Class Meetings: July 29-Aug 9, 2019

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I.          WHY CAMBRIDGE?

Cambridge is one of the most famous places to visit in the world today and home to one of the world’s great universities – the University of Cambridge.  Nestled in the heart of the United Kingdom near London, Cambridge offers an unparalleled learning experience in a Harry Potter-style medieval environment that will inspire and motivate you.  The City straddles the historic Cam River and is home to medieval and modern buildings, pubs, theaters, museums, restaurants, shops, book stores, and coffee houses.  The Cambridge community is made up of multilingual faculty and students from all over the world who partake in academic and social life in a collegial environment.  Cambridge is well-known for its great minds and contributions in the sciences (Newton, Darwin and Hawking) and international law (Coke, Lauterpacht and Crawford) and is the ideal venue for discussion and development of topical issues in these important fields.


The purpose of the Cambridge Summer Law Institute is to provide students with the opportunity to study law at one of the pre-eminent institutions for international legal studies and bring Cambridge minds and ideas to students in an ideal learning atmosphere.  For two weeks, students will explore topical international legal events in the European Union (EU) up close (e.g., the Brexit Crisis) and study the impact of these events on the development of economic and human rights law and policy under the tutelage of leading experts in the field.  The program will take place at one of the historic colleges at Cambridge, where students reside, dine and participate in lectures.  The program will include a short train ride into London to visit the renowned Inns of Court to observe first-hand the world of Barristers and the practice of law at the Royal Courts of Justice.  


We will accept applications from current University of Wyoming College of Law students.


To Apply, interested students must fill out the online application form and submit a non-refundable $500 seat deposit at time of registration. Students will then be contacted to register in WyoWeb and through the international programs office. Students are required to complete an orientation session through International Programs prior to the start of the course. 


Dates: July 29 - August 9, 2019

Location: Cambridge, England

Seat Deposit: A non-refundable $500 seat deposit is due at time of registration. The seat deposit will be applied to the program fee at the start of the course.

Program Fee: $2,500 (Covers Housing and Meals)

The remaining $2,000 of the program fee (less the seat deposit) is due at the start of the course.

Tuition: Wyoming In-state tuition rate: $1,392 (for 3 credits)

    Wyoming Out-of-state tuition rate: $2,970 (for 3 credits)

Tuition will be charged to your student account and will be due at the start of the course. 

Travel: Travel is not included in the program and must be arranged by each individual student. Students will also be expected to acquire their passport and travel documents on their own. Estimated ticket costs are between $800 - $1,000.

*Estimated Cost of attendance: In addition to your program fee, tuition, and plane ticket, we recommend that you pan to have an additional $1,000 on hand for incidentals and travel within the country. 

Housing: Accommodations will be provided by the University of Cambridge. 

Course Title: European Trade and Human Rights Law

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Courses

Course Overview: An intensive, two week, 3 credit course about European Trade and Human Rights Law. This year, the course will focus on the Brexit Crisis and its implications for international human rights and environmental law.

This course has two basic objectives: (1) to broaden the student’s knowledge of European Law and institutions, the Brexit Crisis, and Human Rights and Environmental law and policy in the UK and EU and (2) to examine basic institutions and processes influencing the devolution of power and the effects of that devolution on core principles of mutual recognition and cooperation in these area.  Brexit is expected to redefine the EU and the British constitutional landscape.  The Government of Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that the U.K has every intention of withdrawing from the various European treaties and core aspects of the EU legal system in March 2019, while attempting to maintain open economic relations with the rest of the continent.  The future of human rights and environmental law and policy in the UK is, therefore, uncertain as the UK Parliament, judges and policy makers seek to respond to the 2016 Brexit vote, the devolution of power in Europe, and a backlash against EU institutions.    

This course will seek to address these recent developments both from a public law and international law perspective.  Its aim is to provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas among students and scholars about Brexit and the future of human rights and environmental law jurisprudence in the UK and EU.  Participants in the course will have an opportunity to experience the Brexit process firsthand and observe how this dramatic change is impacting the lives of millions of UK citizens. 

The course is open to law students from the United States with an interest in international human rights law, EU law and environmental law and policy.  The majority of the literature in the course assumes an introductory level knowledge of public international law and environmental law.  Students with a limited background in these subjects may need to supplement the required readings with outside material.

The course is approved by the American Bar Association and will allow students to earn up to three semester hours of law school credit.

Course Materials: A binder containing reading materials on EU law and institutions, international commercial law, and criminal law and policy issues will be provided to students prior to the start of the course.

Course Format: Lectures by faculty members. 

Other Requirements: ***All UW students must fulfil the requirements of the International Programs Office study abroad policies & procedures, including attendance at an International Orientation Session.***

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Other Comments: This course does not fulfil advanced writing requirements.

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