The California Western School of Law in San Diego is pleased to offer the Chile Summer Program (CSP) for 2011

The California Western School of Law in San Diego is pleased to offer the Chile Summer Program (CSP) for 2011.  The CSP has an international focus, coupled with classes such as Intro to Latin American Legal Culture, International Environmental Law, International Trafficking in Humans, and Free Trade and Fair Trade in the Americas.    Registration is limited, so we want to be sure to get the word out as quickly as possible to give every student the best opportunity to be admitted.   

The Chile Summer Program places students in the heart of Latin America’s quest for justice and the struggle over globalization.

Whether it is human rights litigation, legal reforms, or economic development, Chile has long been a leader in Latin America.  In Santiago, a city of more than six million people, students will experience the reform process first-hand with leaders from the legal sector, including human rights advocates, senior police officials, and Supreme Court judges. Workshops and site visits will introduce students to new trends in social justice and the role that expanding free trade has played in Latin America. Courses in international and comparative law, taught by U.S. law professors and leading Chilean scholars and practitioners, will provide frameworks for understanding the globalization of law and legal practice – in the laboratory that Santiago and its environs provide. Excellent ski resorts, thermal baths, wineries, coastal getaways, and top-end hiking are within a ninety-minute drive from Santiago. 

The Chile Summer Program is divided into two sessions – the first features two short intensive courses and the second is comprised of another two short intensive courses that reflect the region’s legal culture and explore the challenges that come with globalization. The faculty from the four members of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education  are involved as instructors, supplemented by local law professors, lawyers and judges who provide occasional lectures. There will also be several trips as well as extra-curricular activities that take advantage of Chile’s natural beauty and proximity to winter sport activities. Non-program optional trips to countries inthe region may also be organized.

For more information, please visit  this website.