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Vanderbilt in Venice

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Due to the high volume of applications for the 2023 program, we are opening up a waitlist. Students interested in applying to the program at this time may email to be added to the waitlist. If a spot opens up, we will notify students on the wait list in order. At that time, you will be asked to complete the application and pay the $75 fee.

Program Overview

Each summer, Vanderbilt in Venice allows American and European law students an opportunity to gain an invaluable international perspective. Directed by Professor Michael Newton, Vanderbilt in Venice brings together a maximum of 45 students with three professors to study selected topics in international law in the rich cultural center of Venice, Italy.

Courses are taught in English, and the faculty includes members of the Vanderbilt Law faculty as well as faculty from the University of Venice Ca' Foscari.

Field trips have previously included a tour of the historic cities of Treviso and Verona, a Laguna boat tour to the islands of Burano and Torcello, a visit to a Murano glass factory, and a vineyard tour and dinner.

Vanderbilt in Venice, Professor Ranall Thomas with Students
Professor Randall Thomas with students on the stairs of our classroom in Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal . 

2023 Program Dates

May 15 - June 9, 2023

Student Orientation and Welcome: May 15
First Class Begins: May 15
Last Day Classes: June 9

Important Dates:

  • Application Opens: October 1, 2022 (Web Code if prompted: VandyinVenice23)
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
  • Tuition billed: May 1, 2023

Additional Resources: 

Vanderbilt in Venice is open to law students and graduates of ABA-accredited U.S. and European law schools. Vanderbilt staff works closely with each student to ensure seamless enrollment and credit transfer to home institutions. 

Information regarding the courses offered can be found on the Curriculum page. 

For additional information, please email us or contact us by phone at (615) 875-9160 .