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 3 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 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.

The 2024 program has concluded, information for the 2025 program is forthcoming.

Important Dates

  • Program Dates

    2025 Program Dates TBD

  • Application Opens

    Early October 2024

  • Application Deadline

    April 2025

Rachel Johnson '18

"Venice was fantastic–it was a great opportunity to take smaller classes in international topics, get to know the professors who taught in the summer program, and make friends with people in other sections. We were in Venice when the Brexit vote happened and had an opportunity to get an inside perspective on the dynamics in the EU."

Have Questions?

Connect with the Vanderbilt in Venice Program Coordinator.