International & Comparative Law Certificate

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If you are interested in receiving a certificate in International and Comparative Law, you have until the end of your fourth semester at VLS to do so (if you are a JD candidate; if you are any other kind of student, you have until the end of your second semester). The certificate is an indication of your focus on international law during your studies. In order to receive the International and Comparative Certificate, you must complete 18 credits in international, foreign, and comparative law courses, and you must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 in courses used towards the certificate requirements. You do not need to complete any credits in addition to the 87 required for graduation, as all 18 will count towards your degree.

Check out the declaration form for greater detail, and if you’re interested, please contact me (international@vermontlaw.edu) to schedule a time to meet with the ICLP director.

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Christopher Braxton Wren Scholarship

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The ICLP is now accepting applications for the Christopher Braxton Wren Scholarship, founded in honor the 1999 alum Chris Wren. Chris Wren was passionately committed to the enforcement of human rights, and this scholarship is awarded annually to students who will be conducting externships that focus on human rights. If you are a 2L or 3L student, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. It is intended to help defray the costs of pursuing human rights-oriented work, with a preference for international engagements; it will be awarded in the spring of 2017. Please find here a more thorough description of the scholarship, as well as the application form. THIS APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 4 PM to ICLP Director Pamela Stephens, either by email (pstephens@vermontlaw.edu) or in her mailbox on the first floor of Waterman. Chris Wren Scholarship App Form

Study Abroad in Italy

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If you are interested in studying at our partner institution, Trento University, in northern Italy during the 2017 spring semester of your 2L year, please submit the following application no later than 5 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Trento University is the top law school in Italy, and one of the top European law schools, for the study of European Union law (a rather pertinent subject!) Courses are taught in English, as well as Italian and German. VLS students may take courses in EU law and international law that are taught in English, as well as Italian civil law in Italian or German, if they would like (there is no language requirement for this program).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to study in the EU during this turning-point moment in the Union’s development, please complete the application form. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions regarding the program, or the application process (international@vermontlaw.edu).

Find the application here: VLS_Outgoing_Exchange_App