Institute for European Union Law
Session: July 7 – July 20, 2013
Perennially ranked among the top universities in the world, Cambridge University is composed of individual colleges, each with their own unique architecture and personality. The Tulane Institute for European Union Law is housed at Trinity College, the largest college in Cambridge and one of the most prestigious colleges in the entire United Kingdom.
The Institute aims to be the leading program on EU law available to U.S. law students, offering the unmatched expertise of British and U.S. law faculty who both educate and interact with students.
The Tulane Program will run from Sunday, July 7 through Saturday, July 20, 2013, with five courses on European Union law and the theme of comparisons between European and U.S. law. The curriculum provides opportunities to learn from and interact with Cambridge and U.S. faculty with transnational interests, experiences, and contacts. Each course reflects the expertise of the individual faculty members and students will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with them, both in and out of class.
The program was described by former students as “a great program, balanced between school and immersion into English lifestyle” and even as the “best part of law school to date.” In 2012, in addition to students from the U.S., students from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and England itself also attended.
Cambridge is a medium-size university town located approximately 70 miles north of London. The ambiance provided by the striking university buildings located in a park-like setting along the River Cam creates an experience that will not be forgotten. Many pleasant afternoons can be passed exploring the colleges with their beautiful gardens, attending the evensong at King's College Chapel, visiting the quaint shops and pubs of the town and surrounding villages, as well as “punting” or boating on the river. A wide variety of museums and stately homes are within easy reach by rail and bus. London is easily accessible by train, just 50 minutes from the Cambridge rail station, and the perfect destination for day trips.
King Henry VIII founded Trinity College in 1546 (his portrait hangs in the splendid dining hall). Famous graduates and faculty of Trinity College include past and future kings, Sir Isaac Newton and many eminent scientists, political figures, and philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Students both reside and attend class inside Trinity College, so everything is very convenient. The student rooms are in the modernized Blue Boar Court and were highly regarded by students in the 2012 summer program (rooms are single-occupancy only). The Tulane program’s office is located in Whewell’s Court, just outside Blue Boar Court and across the street from the main entrance to Trinity College. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessibility or handicapped access to any of the dormitory rooms or classrooms, nor to most parts of Trinity College and Cambridge. While the rooms at Trinity are well ventilated and the weather is usually cool at night, there is no air conditioning.
Program starts with a brief meeting of all students in the afternoon of Sunday, July 7, 2013, followed by a reception hosted by Dr. Barnard. Courses in the Cambridge Program begin Monday, July 8, 2013 All courses will meet at Trinity College, Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Law students may choose any 3 of the courses for a total of 3 ABA credits for the session. The Program concludes Saturday, July 20, 2013 with final exams. Final exams will occupy most of the day. Students should not plan to depart earlier than the evening of July 20 as exams cannot be rescheduled.
Stephen M. Griffin Rutledge C. Clement, Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law
For more information about the Cambridge Summer Program, contact Professor Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Chana Lewis at email@example.com or 504-865-5990.