2013 Course Information
What courses will be offered at the summer program?
Norwegian Law and Legal Systems
This course visits selected topics concerning the Norwegian legal system, its history and traditions, including its special relationship with the European Union. Field trips are planned and some lectures will be given (in English) by Norwegian lawyers and other legal professionals on the Norwegian legal system and institutions. Topics such as the European Free Trade Association, and numerous substantive areas of law and government are also covered. 2 credits
Norwegian law and legal systems will be offered from 9:00 until 13:00 from Monday May, 20, 2013 to Wednesday May 29, 2013, with a two hour exam on May 31, 2013.
Selected Topics in International and Comparative Law
This selected topics course introduces students to two legal traditions: (1) the civil law tradition that originated in continental Europe and (2) the common law system that originated in England. The course focuses on how both these traditions are accommodated under international law, particularly the international human rights legal system. To that end, several class discussions introduce the student to comparative and international law, and place both statutory law and constitutional law within comparative and international law frameworks. The course will specifically focus on a few issues, e.g., the treatment of religious rights, to illustrate the various approaches to dealing with similar issues across multiple jurisdictions. Final exam. 2 Credits.
Selected Topics in International and Comparative Law will be offered from will be offered from 9:00 until 13:00 from Monday June 3, 2013 to Wednesday June 12, 2013, with a two hour exam on June 14, 2013.
Special Project in International Law
Those students who wish to continue the exploration of the topics covered in the two classes have the opportunity to complete a special project to be supervised by the faculty. The expectation is that over the summer the student will produce written work that satisfies the writing requirement for students at UND. The topic should relate to the work done during the summer program, and students wishing to earn up to 2 credits for this Special Project option must enroll in a separate summer course at the UND School of Law. All work on the project must be completed by August 2, 2013.
How will the courses be graded?
Student performance in the two classes in Norway will be assessed via a written examination. Student performance on the Special Project will be based on an evaluation of the student's work product.
Are there any criteria or limitations on course enrollment?
The courses are limited to 20 students. Based on past experience, we do not expect any course to be overenrolled. The only criterion for enrollment is that the student be currently enrolled as a student at a law school in the United States.
Can students from law schools other than UND get credit for courses completed in the UND summer program?
Any credit or grade for courses offered through the summer program is subject to determination by a student's home school.
Will participation the UND summer program help me to graduate early?
It is unlikely participation that participation in this foreign summer programs may be used to accelerate graduation. Any student interested in acceleration should contact their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 305, Interpretation 4.