The Madrid Summer Law Institute is a four-week, five-credit summer law program in Madrid, Spain. The program is open to law students, graduate students, and legal professionals from around the world.Classes meet only on Mondays through Thursdays f...
The Madrid Summer Law Institute is a four-week, five-credit summer law program in Madrid, Spain. The program is open to law students, graduate students, and legal professionals from around the world.
Classes meet only on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., giving students ample opportunity to experience life in Europe. The U.S. administration of the program takes place at the School of Law at The University of New Mexico (UNM), and all classes are offered at the Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). URJC is located in the Madrid suburb of Vicálvaro, a 10- to 15-minute metro ride from central Madrid. Student housing options in Vicálvaro tend to be plentiful and affordable. The Madrid Summer Law Institute offers classes on European Union law and international law subjects related to the United States and Spain, as well as the rest of Europe. Courses are taught in English by faculty with a passion for teaching from both UNM and URJC.[Students]Madrid Summer Law Institute students enjoying Segovia, Spain. Graduate students and others in related disciplines, such as international relations, business, and Spanish, will benefit from the economic, social, cultural, legal, and political questions considered during class as well as from life outside of class
In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas.
Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.
Fall Semester or Academic Year: April 15
Spring Semester or Calendar Year: October 15
Summer: March 15
Spring Break: February 1
Winter Break: November 1
You are eligible to apply if you are:
An undergraduate, degree-seeking UNM student;
In good academic standing at UNM;
Planning to participate in an approved UNM study abroad program, such as international exchange, short-term or faculty-led international course, intensive language study, independent study, international internship, service-learning program, etc;
Able to demonstrate financial need.
Preference will be given to applicants studying in non-English speaking countries. Grants may not be deferred; if you are awarded a grant but decide to postpone your study abroad, you will have to submit a new grant application.