Thank you for your interest in Catholic University’s International Human Rights Summer Law Program in Rome, Italy!

The Law School's Rome Program will be offered again in Summer 2020. For information on the 2018 Program, please view these pages.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the program more fully, please contact the Program Director, Prof. Lucia Silecchia at

This program allows students to earn four credits over an intensive three-week program of study. Because the program is concentrated in three weeks, it is completed in the second week of June. This allows students to pursue summer employment after the program is over. It also makes the program particularly accessible to evening students who are employed. During the three-week session, students will be able to select from a group of courses which focuses on different aspects of human rights law. The course selections include existing offerings in Catholic University’s curriculum, as well as courses designed specifically for this program. Formal study will be supplemented with planned visits to local legal institutions and organizations, as well as the opportunity to explore the city of Rome and enjoy some of Italy’s religious, cultural, and historic treasures.