Summer in Spain
Like almost every aspect of modern society, the field of law is rapidly becoming more globalized. As borders around the world blur and the economy increasingly becomes part of a larger, global market, the importance of a study abroad experience cannot be overstated.
The William & Mary Summer Law Program in Madrid, Spain provides you the opportunity to live and study in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Our ABA-approved program is one of the most well-established and popular European programs offered by an American law school. Since our program’s inception in 1988, we have sent more than 2,500 students from over 180 law schools to study in Madrid.
The Madrid Program provides an experience that enhances the typical law school curriculum by adding depth and dimension to what students have previously learned and encourage them to develop a broadened perspective to take into their future legal studies. Over the course of five weeks, you will learn from prominent Spanish law professors and practicing attorneys who are experts in their fields. You will learn about the laws of Spain and the European Union and how they relate to an ever more international and comparative perspective in the practice of law. You will earn five credits while adding value to your resume and increasing your marketability to future employers. Additionally, the majority of Madrid Program Participants work in May and June before joining us in Madrid for July. Combining our program with a relevant clerkship or internship is a great way 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, the Madrid Program clearly distinguishes itself above the rest by way of its quality .