Madrid Summer Law Institute

Program Dates:

June 3 - June 29, 2024

Through the Madrid Summer Law Institute, students receive five law school credits in one month and have the opportunity to travel and explore Europe and North Africa. Classes meet Mondays through Thursdays and are out by 1:15 p.m. each day.

Study in Madrid

Madrid is an exciting place with world-famous nightlife, superb cuisine, stunning museums, and an abundance of parks as well as sports fields and gyms that give you a wide array of choices for after-class fun. The metro provides inexpensive and easy access to the whole city so you can take an evening tapas crawl through central Madrid, see authentic flamenco shows, or admire master works at the Prado Museum. On the weekend, hop on a low-cost flight to London, Rome, or Marrakesh. Take an overnight train to Paris or Lisbon. Whiz through the Spanish countryside on a high-speed train to Barcelona, Sevilla, or the beaches of Valencia. The opportunities are endless. 

I could not be happier with this program – top to bottom, a complete success!

Mary Apodaca, Madrid Summer Law Institute student

*Classes held Monday through Thursday and dismissed by 1:15 p.m. You still will need to study, but you'll have blocks of time to explore.

Broaden Your Horizons

Study abroad exposes you to new legal, social, political, and cultural concepts and our international law curriculum provides a unique credential relevant to many legal fields. Many students report that questions about their study abroad experiences are among the first ones they are asked in job interviews. Talking about their participation in the Institute serves both as a conversation icebreaker and a great opportunity to showcase knowledge, abilities, and interests.

An Affordable Opportunity

Students from other law schools have told us it is less expensive to earn 5 credits with us in Madrid than to earn five credits at home from their own school.

Student loans generally are available to cover the cost of attending the program, including travel expenses, food, tuition, books, and housing. Also, your application fee will be refunded if you are unable to obtain necessary financial aid to attend the program.

An added bonus is that the program is held in June so students have the opportunity to pursue work opportunities and/or externships during the second half of the summer.

Students 2016

ABA approved program