Bologna, Italy Summer Law Program

Loyola Law School and Brooklyn Law School are pleased to sponsor the Summer Abroad Program in Bologna, Italy for 2016.

The 2016 program will be held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the western world. The study of law in Bologna began in the 11th century with the revival of the systematic study of Roman law; today the Faculty of Law is one of Europe's most respected law schools.  

Students have the option of participating in either the two week session held from May 22 to June 04 or the three week session held from May 22 - June 11. The following courses will be offered:

  • Comparative Corporate Governance (1 credit, 2 week program)
  • U.S. and European Privacy Law (2 credits, 3 week program)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (1 credit, 2 week program)

Courses are taught by faculty from Loyola Law School and Brooklyn Law School, with lectures by prominent Italian legal scholars and judges.


The city of Bologna, with a population of approximately 500,000, is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy, approximately midway between Florence and Venice. Bologna is one of Italy's most attractive and interesting cities. The old city includes the magnificent Piazza Maggiore, the cathedral, beautiful churches and palaces, museums, and a wonderful marketplace, combined with the cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and discos frequented by thousands of university students. 


  • Lectures by legal scholars experienced in international and comparative law.
  • Students can participate in visits to local cultural sites and legal institutions.
  • Excellent match of location and theme.