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Summer Law Abroad Student Forms and Academic Rules

Eligibility: All applicants, regardless of school, must have completed one full year of law school, full- or part-time, to be eligible. All applicants must be in good standing. Catholic University law students are not required to provide documentation of good standing as this will be verified internally.

Students from other law schools should request permission from their respective Academic Dean or Registrar to participate.  For students at other law schools, our office must receive a letter from the home school stating that the applicant is in good standing, is eligible to participate in the Program, and is unconditionaly eligible to return to the home school. Failure to submit the Letter of Good Standing will make students ineligible to participate in the Summer Law Program abroad.

An application will not be considered complete until the $100 non-refundable application fee is received. Once applications are complete, they will be processed as quickly as possible.

Academic Rules and Policies: The CUA Law School Academic RulesRules of Professional Conduct, and the CUA Code of Student Conduct apply to CUA Law's Summer Abroad Program. All Program participants must abide by these policies while studying in Summer Law Program abroad, as well as any additional rules governing the study abroad program and use of the CUA Rome campus.

Cancellation Refund Policy:  If Catholic University must cancel the Program due to unforeseen circumstances, students will receive a full refund of all tuition and fees paid, including the application fee. Students will receive prompt notification of such a cancellation via e-mail and a written letter.  If such a cancellation occurs after a deposit has been made, the Program directors and staff will use their best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.  (Note that in all circumstaces, airfare and student-arranged housing is the sole responsibility of participants, and students must work with ticket issuer and/or housing provider to negotiate any possible refund.)

Important Dates:

Application due: Sunday, March 6, 2016 or until programs reach capacity. (Non-refundable application fee of $100 must be submitted to complete application.)
 
Deposit due: Friday, March 18, 2016 (Deposit of $500 will be applied to Program fee).
 
Withdrawal Deadlines:
 
Rome Program: March 23, 2016
Cracow Program: April 13, 2016

Students may withdraw from the Program(s) without financial penalty, with the exception of the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per program, as per the posted dates. Written notification must be submitted in hard copy or by email to the administrator of the Summer Abroad Law Programs - Ms. Constantia Dedoulis, Law Bldg. Ste. 342 and dedoulis@law.edu. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. Students who provide notice of withdrawal after March 23, 2016 (Rome) or April 13, 2016 (Cracow) will forfeit their $500 deposits as well as the $100 application fee.
(Note that in all circumstaces, airfare and student-arranged housing is the sole responsibility of participants, and students must work with ticket issuer and/or housing provider to negotiate any possible refund.)
 

REFUNDS:

Rome Program:

On or before March 23, 2016: 100% of tuition, deposit and housing fee paid will be refunded to student. Application fee will not be refunded.
 
Between March 24 and April 23, 2016: 100% of tuition will be refunded. Students who have signed room reservations will be responsible for 50% of the housing bill. The application fee and deposit will not be refunded and 50% of the housing will be posted to the student's account.
 
Between April 24 and May 20, 2016: 100% of tuition will be refunded to the student. The application fee, the deposit and 100% of the housing fee will not be refunded.
 
After May 24, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): Student receives no refunds.           
 
Cracow Program:
 
On or before April 13, 2016: 100% of tuition and deposit paid will be refunded to student. Application fee will not be refunded.
 
Between April 14 and June 11, 2016: 100% of tuition will be refunded to the student. Application fee and deposit will not be refunded.
 
CUA-arranged housing at Zaczek Dormitory, Cracow:
 
On or before May 31, 2016: Students who have signed room reservations may receive a 100% refund. 
Between June 1 and 16, 2016: Students will be responsible for 50% of the housing bill. After June 17, 2016: Housing fee will not be refunded.
 
Cracow Tuition:
June 14, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): 100% of tuition refunded on Law of the European Union and International Intellectual Property Law.
June 15, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): 100% of tuition refunded on Comparative and International Trade.
June 29, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): 100% of tuition refunded on Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods.
June 30, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): 100% of tuition refunded on International Business Transactions.
After June 17, 2016, 11:59 EST (US): Student receives no refunds, with exception of tuition, as indicated above.
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

 

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