Innsbruck, Austria Summer Study Abroad Program
Did You Know?
The late Hon. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a former Distinguished Jurist of the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Innsbruck Program. A few members of our faculty, who spent time with her that summer in 1995, have written about their experiences with her, which have been published in San Antonio news outlets. Read more:
Summer Study Abroad Program in the Alps
CANCELLED FOR 2021.
Due to travel restrictions and ongoing complications caused by Covid-19, St. Mary’s Summer Program in Innsbruck has unfortunately been cancelled. The program will resume in the summer of 2022.
From July 5 to Aug. 6, 2021, St. Mary’s University and its European partner, the University of Innsbruck, will mark the 35th year of the St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria.
Since 1986, students from more than 130 American law schools and several European and Asian law schools have participated in the Institute, whose courses are conducted in English. One of the longest continuously operated summer law study programs offered by any American law school, the Institute continues in its commitment to offer a First-Class International Law Education in a World-Class Location.
Students in good standing at any ABA- or state-approved law school are eligible to enroll.
Studying Law Abroad
Students have the opportunity to converse with foreign scholars and Austrian lawyers on several occasions. Austrian students will participate in classes, off-campus visits, and social events, along with their American colleagues.
Browse through photos and videos of places Innsbruck students have visited on day trips, find updated information, and learn more:
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Summer Program Tuition and Costs
In addition to tuition, students must pay for transportation, housing, and living expenses. Last summer most students found that a round-trip flight from the United States to a major European city cost about $1,200 to $1,800. Many students purchase a Eurail pass to enable them to travel by train. Some persons spend considerably less for rail travel, and others more.
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD SCHOOLARSHIP
The American Bar Association requires every law school to state that “it is unlikely that participation in foreign summer programs may be used to accelerate graduation.” Students interested in acceleration must explore that issue with their home institutions in light of ABA Standard 304.
Classes meet Monday through midday Thursday. This schedule allows students time to travel on weekends to such destinations as Rome, Paris, the French Riviera, Venice, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Prague, and Budapest.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION BASED ON THE HAGUE CONVENTION
LAW OF STOLEN ART ARTIFACTS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Regular class attendance is required. A student who misses more than one-fourth of the scheduled class meetings is automatically withdrawn from the course, and grades may be reduced for excessive absences. The grade in each course is based upon a final examination or paper. A portion of the final grade (not exceeding more than one-third of a letter-grade level) may be based on class participation, if the professor indicated on the syllabus. The grading scale is: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F. Academic regulations are set forth in the Law School’s Student Handbook.
Please fill out this form to request more information about studying law in Europe this summer.
Apply to the Innsbruck Program
The recommended application deadline is June 1, 2020.