May 18 - June 24, 2015
Program dates in France:
May 20 - June 24, 20152015 Schedule
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Drake Law School's Summer in France Program gives students a chance to earn six credits in comparative and international law subjects, taught in English, at the University of Nantes.
Don’t just read about it … experience it! This study abroad program includes weekly enrichment activities. While earning credits toward graduation, students have…
- Traveled to Paris for a meeting with French jurists
- Participated in a mock trial with French lawyers in a French courtroom
- Visited administrative courts and the local legislature
- Joined in a panel discussion with French scholars
- Toured a local vineyard and sampled the wine
- Journeyed to the picturesque town of Clisson
- Floated down the Erde River on a dinner cruise with classmates
Nantes is located just 35 miles from France’s Atlantic coast. The 6th largest city in France with one of the youngest demographics, Nantes is a major commercial center with a port on the Loire River. It was rated as one of the best cities in France for quality of life. A tapestry of vineyards surrounds Nantes, and many elegant chateaux are nearby and open to the public. Paris is two hours away by train, seaside resorts are half an hour away, and all of Europe is easily accessible by train or plane. A medieval castle, historic sites, outdoor cafes, and a lively nightlife offer students a unique international experience.
For more information, visit web sites on Nantes
(great photos, text in French) and (English guide
to various sites in Nantes and the surrounding area, lots of photos). A map of the city
is also available to students. A live webcam of Nantes' Place du Commerce can be viewed here
to see why Nantes has the best quality of life in France!
The program is limited to 25 students. Any student in good standing attending an ABA-accredited law school who has completed one year of full or part time law study is eligible to enroll. Students who do not attend Drake Law School must submit a letter of good standing from the appropriate official at the school where they are currently enrolled. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses in this program. Qualified students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Application deadline: March 23, 2015
.Applicants are subject to the Financial Requirements stated above. $250 deposit should be delivered to cashier's office in Old Main, or may be paid by credit card by calling Student Accounts at 515-271-2151.
To apply, click here
Contact InformationProfessor Ellen Yee
Telephone: 800-443-7253, ext. 1914
You may reach us by fax at 515/271-1958.