Penn State Law Program in Istanbul Offers Immersion in U.S. Law for Lawyers and Business Executives

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A four-week Intensive Introduction to American Law program in Istanbul (July2 to 29, 2011) will provide legal and business practitioners from around the world with an overview of American law as it operates in the global business environment. The curriculum will be taught by Penn State University Dickinson School of Law professors known globally for their expertise in antitrust, arbitration, contracts, international choice of law, the U.S. regulation of international business, property, advocacy, and writing. The certificate program includes eight different classes taught over two, two-week semesters. Classes will be held at Yeditepe Faculty of Law. An on-line application is now available at http://law.psu.edu/istanbul_summer_program/application

New program supports lawyers who want to expand their capacity to practice International Law.

"The global demand for practitioners with a fundamental understanding of American law, especially as it relates to international commerce, is growing exponentially," Penn State Law Dean Phil McConnaughay.

A four-week Intensive Introduction to American Law Summer program in Istanbul(July 2 to 29, 2011) will provide legal and business practitioners from around the world with an overview of American law as it operates in the global business environment. The curriculum will be taught by Penn State Law professors known globally for their expertise in antitrust, arbitration, contracts, international choice of law, the U.S. regulation of international business, property, advocacy, and writing. The certificate program includes eight different classes taught over two, two-week semesters.

“The global demand for practitioners with a fundamental understanding of American law, especially as it relates to international commerce, is growing exponentially,” said Philip J. McConnaughay, dean of Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. “Yeditepe University is the ideal place to conduct this program because of the importance of Istanbul as a cultural, economic, and financial center of both Europe and Asia,” he added.

“We also think of the program as a stepping stone for students who may be interested in doing a master of laws degree in the U.S.,” said Karen Bysiewicz, director of graduate and international programs at Penn State Law. Program participants who subsequently enroll in Penn State’s LL.M. program will receive a full credit of their $4,200 summer program tuition toward their Penn State Law LL.M.

For complete details visit: http://law.psu.edu/istanbul_summer_program

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Through courses offered by Penn State University law professors, program participants will learn the basic concepts in American private law and how these concepts apply in business transactions, regulation of commercial activity, and resolution of disputes.

Participants will attend a total of eight different classes taken during two, two-week semesters. Each class will meet for 75 minutes per day, Monday through Thursday. Two classes will meet in the morning and two in the afternoon. Participants and faculty will have an opportunity to meet informally during the lunch break.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion noting the courses taken. Students must attend all classes to earn the certificate of completion.

About Penn State Law: With a $150 million investment in new faculty appointments, signature facilities, and exciting new clinics, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law is preparing its students to engage in a lifetime of advocacy, counseling, and service on both the national and international stages. Penn State Law students benefit from interdisciplinary opportunities afforded by one of the top research universities in the world, a unique integration with the graduate school of international affairs and joint degree opportunities with the top-ranked Penn State Smeal School of Business, Eberly College of Science, and a number of other highly-ranked programs. Law School graduates become part of one of the largest alumni networks in the world—with 500,000 living graduates. Penn State Law was formed from a merger in 2000 of the Dickinson School of Law - founded in 1834 in Carlisle, PA - and one of the world's great research institutions, Penn State University.

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