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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 40 students with four 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.

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. 

2017 Program Dates

May 22 - June 30 Venice classroom

Arrival for Venice Session 1: May 20 & 21
Student Orientation, Welcome Lunch & Reception: May 22
Session 1 Classes Begin: May 23 - June 7
Session 1 Final Exams: June 8 - 9
Session 2 Classes Begin: June 13 - 28
Session 2 Final Exams: June 29 - June 30
Students depart Venice: June 30 - July 1

  Vanderbilt in Venice Classroom
Palazzo Franchetti
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Two courses (2 credits each) are taught each session. Tuition covers both sessions, but you may opt to attend only one session. Summer 2017 are available!

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

Vanderbilt in Venice is open to law students and graduates of ABA-accredited U.S. and European law schools. For additional information, please email us or contact us by phone at (615) 322-6452 .

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