American University, Washington College of Law: Buenos Aires & Santiago - Chile / Argentina Summer Law Program

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During the last decades Chile has been the most prosperous, safe and stable country of Latin America having in Santiago a world class city for living, visiting and business. As a proof of Santiago's attractiveness The New York Times chose Santiago... read more

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During the last decades Chile has been the most prosperous, safe and stable country of Latin America having in Santiago a world class city for living, visiting and business. As a proof of Santiago's attractiveness The New York Times chose Santiago as the most attractive destination for visitors.

There are more than 100 summer law programs but only a few are taught by local professors and attorneys. Your professors will be:
- Members of the US-Chile Free Trade Agreement negotiation team
- Current litigators before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
- Former Commissioners and Judges of the IACHR
- Members of the Chilean Federal Reserve (Central Bank)
- Human rights, women's rights, and indigenous rights litigators, advocates, and policy makers
- General Counsel of large international companies based in Chile
- Attorneys from large and medium size law firms in Chile
- Expert law professors from Chile and Argentina in the fields covered by the Program
- Current and former justices of the Chilean Constitutional Court

In addition to classes, students will participate in site visits and social activities:


  • Visit to the Chilean Congress in the port city of Valparaiso and weekend in the beach city of Viña del Mar.

  • Visit to the Supreme Court. In previous years, the Chief Justice of the SupremeCourt has engaged in a spontaneous Q&A session with students.

  • Visit to the Supreme Court, Government House or the Congress in Argentina.

  • Visit to Villa Grimaldi, a former detention Center during the first years of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

  • Visit to a Chilean prison facility and conversations with public defenders and prosecutors.

  • Optional Ski weekend in the Andes Mountains (Subject to weather conditions).

  • Optional weekly Movie Night. Each week the program will show a Chilean or Argentine movie. Pizza and beverages will be provided to students.

  • Optional visits to museums and other sites of interests in Santiago and itssurroundings.

  • Optional visit to a winery near Santiago.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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