Session Dates: May 26 - June 14, 2013
TULANE'S SUMMER ABROAD ON ADMIRALTY, INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND THE LAW OF THE SEA
IN LIGHT OF THE LEGAL AND CULTURAL traditions of Greece, summer study in that country is particularly appropriate for law students seeking specialization in admiralty and maritime law, public international law, conflict of laws, international business transactions, environmental law, and legal institutions of the European Union. With the objective of serving those interests, Tulane Law School has sponsored summer sessions in Greece every year since 1980.
The 2013 Greek Isles session will be held on the island of Rhodos (May 26 - June 14, 2013) concentrating on Admiralty, International Conventions and the Law of the Sea. All courses are taught by well-known professionals in settings that enhance an understanding of the international dimensions of the issues and resources at stake. Students may enroll for up to four credit hours. Accordingly, Tulane’s nationally and internationally recognized summer program offerings may be combined to secure a well-rounded international experience.
Rhodos is a fascinating island, rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. It is famous for the legendary Rhodian sea laws and boasts rolling green hills that reach the emerald waters of the southeast Mediterranean Sea and form hundreds of miles of beaches and coves. Ancient Greek temples, Byzantine churches, and medieval palaces speak of the glories of the past. Optional excursions are planned around the island by sail and to the islands of Chalki, Kos or Symi by ferry. As described by a former student, the program gives an “in-depth understanding in short time” and provides “efficient teaching, beautiful island, [and] friendly faculty.”
Affiliated Institutions and Internship Opportunities. The Tulane Law School has an agreement for educational cooperation with the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, located in the city of Rhodos. Tulane Law School also has long-standing relationships with the Law Schools of the Universities of Thessaloniki and Athens. In addition, the Tulane Law School has inaugurated a cooperation with Archipelagos, an international nonprofit environmental research organization located on the islands of Samos and Ikaria. Archipelagos sponsors an internship program that is available to the registrants of the Rhodos summer session. For more information, please see below, our FAQs, and the Archipelagos website, or write to Chana Lewis.
The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law is an independent research center affiliated with the University of the Aegean. The Institute is headquartered in the Medieval City of the island of Rhodos. It has a comprehensive, specialized library and a documentation center on the law of the sea and maritime law. Its main objectives include research projects, publication of scientific reports, organization of lectures, seminars and congresses, collaboration with Greek and international academic institutions and scholars, and issuance of opinions and consultations. The Institute has organized and participated in many scientific programs on the law of the sea and maritime law. Since 1994, it has co-sponsored with Tulane Law School the annual summer session in Rhodos. The Institute grants scholarships to students from Greece and other countries to attend the Rhodos Summer Session.
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. Archipelagos is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conservation of the marine and terrestrial environments of the Greek seas and islands. Archipelagos has been active since 1998 in several parts of the Greek seas (Ionian, Sporades, Central Aegean, Libyan and Eastern Aegean). Since 2000, Archipelagos' field of action has focused on the eastern Aegean. Its main terrestrial research base is located on the island of Ikaria and its main marine research base is on the island of Samos, although it provides research stations in 3 islets of the eastern Aegean.
Archipelagos also runs two research sailing boats Pinelopi and Nireas, as well as 2 small speedboats, for marine research and conservation work. These vessels are able to operate even in difficult weather conditions and can extend activities throughout the Greek seas and NE Mediterranean overall. For more information, please visit the Archipelagos website.
Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos
Emeritus Eason-Weinmann Professor of Law and Chair, Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law
For any questions please contact Janice R. Sayas, Program Coordinator for the program at email@example.com or (504) 865-5981.
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