The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) European Law and International Business Law Summer Program in London, Paris, Brussels, and Luxembourg introduces law students and attorneys to evolving legal concepts and structures in Europe and in the international arena.

The program consists of two three-credit classes with course instruction taught by American University professors and site visits to related institutions.The courses offered are International Business Law (London and Paris) and European Union Law and European Institutions (Brussels and Luxembourg).

This program is approved by the American Bar Association.  The 2018 Summer Program begins on Sunday evening May 27 and ends on June 24.


Brussels, Belgium; London, United Kingdom; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Paris, France; Strasbourg, France

Program Details

Each course is worth 3 credit hours. Full-time JD students must enroll for a total of 6 credit hours (the two courses listed below). Part-time JD students interested in a two week option should contact

International Business Law (LAW 910-001; 3 credits): This course will provide students with instruction on new legal concepts, jurisprudence, and institutions reflecting the globalization of commerce. Particular attention will be given to the expansion and operations of the European Union, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London law firms, and other agencies and organizations that impact international trade and commerce.

European Union Law and European Institutions (LAW 911-001; 3 credits): This course provides an introduction to the fundamental treaties governing the European Union and the major institutions of the European Union. Students will examine such issues as: basic freedoms under the treaty, including free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital; and competition law in the EU. In addition, this course will introduce the European regional systems that govern the protection of human rights, including the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

The courses will be taught in English. Knowledge of French, while useful in several cities, is not necessary for participation in the program. Students will be expected to complete assigned readings and other assignments, attend and participate regularly in all scheduled classes and events, and successfully pass a final written examination for each course.

The final grade will be based on the examination, attendance and participation, and other written assignments due August 2018.


Phone: 202-274-4228

For details, visit the official website link given here