The Catholic University of America

Summer Law ProgramsRome


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The Catholic University's International Human Rights Summer Law Program in Rome will enroll up to 25 to 30 law students. Students will come predominantly from ABA-accredited law schools, although admission is open to Canadian, European and other foreign law students. U.S. law students from non-ABA accredited law schools are also eligible to apply if their home law school has been granted the power to confer the J.D. degree by the appropriate governmental authority in the unapproved law school’s jurisdiction, or if graduates of the non-ABA approved law school are permitted to sit for the bar examination in the jurisdiction in which the school is located.

An applicant must be in good standing and anticipate having completed one year of full- or part-time law school by Friday, May 16, 2014, to be eligible to apply.  The application is available online. Students from foreign law schools must have completed the equivalent of one year of legal study to apply. Prior to registration in the program, a letter must be received from the Registrar or Academic Dean’s office of the student’s home law school stating that the student is in good standing, eligible to participate, and unconditionaly eligible to return to the home law school. Please contact us at if you need additional information. Applications will be accepted until February 25th, 2014, or until the program reaches maximum capacity. Completed applications will be processed upon receipt of the non-refundable $100 application fee. 

This program has been approved by the American Bar Association. However, each applicant's law school still has the discretion as to whether to accept the transfer of summer credits. Thus, it is each applicant's responsibility to obtain this information from his or her home law school.  Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home school.
Applicants who are interested in using the summer credit to accelerate graduation should check with their law school's Registrar's office or Academic Dean’s office to determine whether this summer program meets residency requirements.  It is unlikely that the credits in a foreign summer program can be used to accelerate graduation.