Schedule of 2022 Events and Field Trips
|Orientation & Walking Tour of Kraków and Dinner (TBA)||June 11th, 4 p.m.|
US-CEE Conference: Lawyers as Guides to Transatlantic Investment
Panel (TBA), followed by reception
Panel (TBA), followed by lunch
June 16th - 17th
|Kraków in World War II - Kazimierz & Podgorze then and now - Auschwitz/Birkenau)||June 23rd|
|Field trip to Zakopane, a resort town in southern Poland at the base of the Tatras Mountains & Closing Weekend Celebration||July 9th and 10th|
Participants will receive a detailed calendar of special events and field trips.
While in Kraków, students will not spend their entire time in the classroom. Several excursions are planned to introduce all participants to the culture and history of Poland. Although participation is not mandatory, the cost of all planned day trips is included in the program fee.
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law has enjoyed a long-standing cooperation with the Jagiellonian University (JU) in Kraków. This summer's planned activities, which include events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the LL.M. in American Law, which demonstrates our collaboration with JU. Celebratory activities will include award ceremonies, panel discussions, and networking receptions for students and alumni.
Kraków, a city known for its architectural beauty and cultural heritage, was almost entirely spared the destruction of World War II. A field trip has been planned for students to explore Kraków in World War II - Kazimierz and Podgorze then and now and to tour Auschwitz/Birkenau. It is important to note that Poland's historically strong Jewish population was almost wholly annihilated in the Holocaust. With the fall of the Third Reich, Poland effectively lost its independence, becoming a communist satellite state of the Soviet Union. By the turn of the 21st century, Poland was a market-based democracy, abundant in products of all kinds, and a member of both NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the European Union (EU).
The weekend of July 1st and 2nd will be free for students to plan their own activities, and the weekend of July 9 and 10 will bring program participants together for the closing field trip/celebration (TBA).
The staff and faculty of the program may assist students in maximizing their time in Poland by offering guidance and suggestions for sightseeing and learning about Poland's rich history and culture.