The Columbus School of Law’s long-standing International Business and Trade Summer Law Program is prominently featured in the January, 2013 issue of The National Jurist, the magazine of record for and about law schools that is distributed nationwide.
Its article “Study Abroad, Work Abroad” quoted Catholic University second-year law student Michael Brown numerous times, as Brown described his participation in the law school's Cracow, Poland-based program during the summer of 2012.
Brown interned in the Warsaw offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and raved about his experience.
“I now have a score of peers in Poland and elsewhere in Europe I can call on should I need to,” he told The National Jurist. “It’s no longer just the trade and specialty lawyers who need to be able to operate in foreign jurisdictions.”
Also quoted in the article was Professor Rett Ludwikowski, director of the Comparative and International Law Institute at the Columbus School of Law. Ludwikowski described the scope of the summer study abroad program in Cracow, which brings Polish and American law students together for a multi-week curriculum designed to enhance their mutual understanding of international business topics.
“Students have an opportunity to see how lawyers in countries with different legal traditions work. It is something students could not experience in American classrooms,” he said.
The National Jurist article examined the overseas legal study programs of a number of law schools, concluding that such experience can be a critical differential in a competitive job market. (Access to the article is free but requires an email address to log-in.)