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Vanderbilt in Venice

Vanderbilt in Venice classroom exterior at dusk

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, Peter Kerstens
Peter Kerstens, a senior official at the European Commission, speaks with students
in the European Union Law class days after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom. 

2018 Program Dates

May 17 - June 15 Venice classroom

Arrival for Venice Classes: May 15 & 16
Student Orientation, Welcome Lunch & Reception: May 17
First Class Begins: May 17
First Exam: May 31
Second Class Begins: June 4
Second Exams: June 14 & 15
Third Class runs May 17 through June 13
(no classes during 3 day weekend)

  Vanderbilt in Venice Classroom
Palazzo Franchetti
(click the picture above to view a slideshow)

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. 

Summer 2017 Courses | Summer 2016 Courses | Summer 2015 Courses | Summer 2014 Courses | Summer 2013 Courses

For additional information, please email us or contact us by phone at (615) 322-6452 .

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