The Catholic University's International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Krakow will enroll up to 25 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. The Program also includes LL.M. students enrolled in Catholic Law’s American Law Program and admits up to 20 Polish students from various law schools in Poland.
An applicant must be in good standing and anticipate having completed one year of full- or part-time law school by Friday, May 10, 2024, to be eligible to apply. In considering whether to apply, prospective applicants should keep in mind that the program is academically intense and the workload is demanding. If you have any academic questions, please discuss them with the Program Director in advance. Students from foreign law schools must have completed the equivalent of one full year of legal study to apply and be fluent in written and spoken English. 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 unconditionally eligible to return to the home law school. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a preferred application submission date of March 17, 2024, or until the program reaches capacity. Completed applications will be processed promptly, and admissions decisions will be communicated to students within two weeks of receipt of the completed application..
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.
Do not use the online application form. All Polish students interested in applying for admission to the Summer Law Program should contact the coordinator listed below for further information on the recruitment procedure. May 15, 2024, is the final deadline for application.
Fee requirements regarding tuition do not apply to Polish students. However, a $200 administrative fee will be due upon admittance. Polish students are responsible for their own room and board. Polish students admitted to the program may be eligible to receive scholarships and other financial support provided by the program sponsors, subject to their availability. More information will be distributed by the coordinators.
Polish applicants should contact:
Dr. Piotr Szwedo