Students in good standing at any ABA- or state-approved law school are eligible to enroll.
Summer Program Tuition and Costs
The tuition in Innsbruck is the same as at the home campus of St. Mary’s University, which currently is $1,350 per credit. There are no special fees, but students must purchase any books required for their courses.
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.
Students from St. Mary’s must enroll in not less than five credits, nor more than six credits. Students from other law schools can take no more than six credits and are subject to any minimum credit-hour requirement set by their home institutions. Monday June 29 (students should arrive no later than Sunday June 28). The last exams will be no later than Friday, July 31.
The cost of food and meals in Innsbruck is approximately what a student might pay in the United States. Students must purchase books, if needed, for their courses before departing for Europe. The cost is the same as would be incurred for similar courses taken at a law school campus in the United States. Entertainment and travel expenses vary greatly from person to person. Most students travel on weekends. Those who spend their weekends enjoying the Innsbruck area attractions, many of which are free, will spend considerably less.
Students must apply separately for course enrollment and for housing. Enrollment applications are accepted on a first-come basis and must be accompanied by a $100 tuition deposit. Visiting students must submit a letter of good standing from an ABA- or state-accredited law school. Classes begin Monday July 5, and students should arrive in Innsbruck no later than Sunday, July 4. The last exams end no later than Friday, August 6.
Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
The Sarah Thompson Memorial Fund honors the memory of Sarah K. Thompson, a former St. Mary’s Law student who loved to study the law and experienced her first time traveling in Europe. Sarah was also involved in her church community, helping the elderly and doing Pro Bono. She was very supportive of her classmates,family, and friends. The main purpose of this memorial scholarship is to continue the memory of Sarah, since she tragically died in an accident during her 2L year. Because Sarah thoroughly enjoyed her participation in the Innsbruck Study Abroad program, her parents funded this scholarship so that another law student could benefit from Austria in the same way Sarah did.
The Flint Fund was established by Professor Richard Flint and Sister Grace Walle to assist St. Mary’s law school students who wish to attend the Innsbruck program.
Because some of its members attended the Innsbruck program, ClaytonRamirez, PLLC established the ClaytonRamirez, PLLC Law Innsbruck Scholarship to assist students who want to study in Innsbruck.
The Founders “Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck” Scholarship honors the professors who founded the program in 1986.
The Shield-Ayres Foundation established The Robert Moss Ayres, Jr. Memorial Scholarship as a way to support law students who could otherwise not afford to participate in the Innsbruck program. Marshall Ayres Bowen (J.D. ’18, M.A. ’18), one of the trustees of the foundation, attended the program in 2016 and recognized the value it added to his legal education.
The Ariens Family Scholarship was made possible by the generous support of Professor of Law Michael Ariens, a veteran director and faculty member of the Innsbruck Program and of St. Mary’s University School of Law. (Application coming soon).
Finally, the Emiliano Infante Segrera Scholarship is offered through the generous support of Emil R. Infante (J.D. ’00), who attended the program while he was a law student.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021.