The Summer Program in Spain runs every summer for four
weeks from late May through middle of June and is based
in Málaga, Spain, a beautiful and historic beach-lined
city of 600,000 on the country’s famous Costa del Sol.
The program is designed to provide students with an
opportunity to study comparative law in a Spanish
All students earn four credits for CADR 620/405: Special
Topics – Comparative Law and Dispute Resolution. By the end of the course students will have developed an
understanding of comparative law and dispute resolution
in the European context. Students will compare European
and US law and dispute resolution protocols for a host
of disputes including but not limited to bias, human
rights cases, civil rights cases, workplace conflicts,
discrimination complaints, EEOC, Title VII, and related
law. Students will examine both the traditional legal
models for resolution of such disputes and alternatives
such as mediation and arbitration. Students will gain a
comprehensive understanding of the differences between
current mediation and arbitration practices in Spain and
how they differ from practices in the US. Students will
understand the methodologies of comparative law and
dispute resolution, with an emphasis on differences
between Spain and the United States.
Class format will include webct online learning
one week before and one week after travel abroad, and
classroom instruction while in Spain. There is no
pre-requisite for this course.
The Program features an in-depth tour of Málaga.
Additionally, students also have ample free time to
explore Málaga and its surroundings on their own.
HOUSING: Students live and take meals at a hotel,
Costs for 2010 are to be determined. The Program price
will include all tuition, room and board throughout the
Program, multiple Program-organized excursions,
international health insurance, bus passes in Spain,
welcome and departure receptions in Spain, and
significant support by the on-site SU faculty director.
Not included: international airfare, passport fees.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:
An initial deposit of $250 is due at the time of
application. This deposit is part of the total
advertised cost of the program. Once a student is
academically admitted by the faculty director, the
initial non-refundable deposit is due to the Cashier’s
Office. The student will be automatically enrolled into
the study abroad course. The University Billing Office
will then bill each registered student for the total
cost of the study abroad program (less the deposit
amount) through the regular university billing system.
Standard University deadlines for withdrawals do not
apply to study abroad programs. Once the
published Application Deadline occurs, the accepted
student is responsible for the entire amount of the
study abroad program charge.
Application forms are available at the Center for
International Education or from the faculty director.
Completed application forms are currently being accepted
by the faculty director or by the Center for
to a completed application, students should submit the
completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty
member who knows the student well.
form available here.
unofficial transcript demonstrating an overall Grade
Point Average GPA of 2.5.
Admission to the program is competitive. Students
will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is
full. Application deadline is February 15, 2010.
All questions concerning
the program should be addressed to:
of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution
Phone: 410-677-0135 E-mail:
Flyer Available Here