A four-week Intensive Introduction to American Law 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 Professor 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 LL.M.