International and Exchange Programs
Sunday, July 6 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
The 2014 Orientation in U.S.A. Law program marks the 25th year of this successful international summer law program. Lawyers, judges, prosecutors and defenders, notaries, law professors, pre-LL.M. students and business professionals attend this program to gain a better understanding of the theories and practices of the U.S. legal system. Participants engage in more than 170 hours of classes, seminars and on-site observations.
Many participants begin with the Orientation in U.S.A. Law program and then continue with the specialized programs in Financing International Transactions (August 4-15, 2014), Structuring an International Joint Venture (offered in August 2015) and The Global Trading System: Substance and Dispute Resolution (offered in August 2016). However, Orientation in U.S.A. Law is not a prerequisite for any of the three specialized programs.
- Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150
- Tuition: U.S. $4,395* (Enroll by June 1 to receive a U.S. $200 discount toward your tuition)
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
All participants attend core classes three hours daily on such topics as:
- U.S. Legal System
- Intellectual / Real Property
- Dispute Resolution
- Business Structures and Contracts
- Civil Procedures
- Antitrust Regulations
- Labor Relations / Environmental Law
- Legal Research
- Negotiation, Arbitration, Mediation
Participants choose afternoon or evening elective seminars that are related to their areas of specialization (three hours daily). General topics are:
- Business and Trade
- Law School Preparation for Pre-LL.M. Students
- U.S. Criminal Justice System
- Judicial Management
- On-Site Visits and Observations
Certificates and Credits
- All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.
- Academic credit from any of these programs may be applied toward the part-time summer International Commercial Law LL.M. and/or the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.
The Orientation in U.S.A. Law program draws law school faculty from the University of California at Davis and includes outstanding legal practitioners and business experts representing major California firms that perform international legal work.
Deadline to Apply
We strongly recommend enrolling by June 1 or earlier to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four to six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (students, business or tourist).
How to Apply