William and Mary Law School

Summer Program in Madrid

Discover Spain

Study Abroad in Spain

To succeed in our increasingly interconnected legal world, today’s law graduates need a sophisticated array of education, experiences and skills.   As borders blur and the economy increasingly becomes part of a larger, global market, the importance of a study abroad experience cannot be overstated.  Our Summer Program in Madrid provides an experience that enhances the typical law school curriculum by adding depth and dimension to what students learn in their U.S. classrooms, and helps you develop a broadened perspective to take into future legal studies and careers.  

A leader in global legal education, William & Mary Law School began its ABA-approved Madrid program in 1988.  Since its inception, more than 2,500 students from over 180 law schools have studied with us in Madrid.   Join these W&M Summer in Madrid alumni, and spend four weeks in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.  With courses ending early Thursday afternoons, you will have long weekends to explore Madrid and other locales in Spain and Europe.

Over the course of four weeks, you will learn from prominent Spanish law professors and practicing attorneys who are experts in their fields.  The focus of every course is some aspect of international or comparative law: Comparative Corporations, E.U. Law and Politics, EU Internet Law & Policy, Human Rights in Europe, Comparative Constitutionalism, or International & Comparative Women’s Rights.  You can earn up to five credits while adding value to your resume and increasing your marketability to future employers.  Additionally, many of our participants secure legal employment for several weeks before joining us in Madrid at the end of June, a great combination to boost and strengthen your résumé and get an edge on your competition.

We encourage you to shop around and see what other programs are being offered. We are confident that for the time, money, credit hours, course selection, and faculty, W&M Law School’s Summer Program in Madrid ranks above the rest by way of its quality of teaching, and the quality of life you will have next summer.