Temple University Beasley School of Law Rome Summer Program
Learn from prestigious American faculty members and get to know them personally through regular social events and field trips
Study alongside American J.D. students and other foreign-trained lawyers in a truly global classroom with American law professors and build your international network
Join a program that has succeeded for over 45 years
Earn 4 credits toward your LL.M. degree over 4 weeks from mid-May to mid-June
Demonstrate your ability to study law in English to display on your resume or to apply to LL.M. programs
Why Temple Rome?
Prepare for the Internationalizing Market
The United States and Europe make up the world’s largest GDPs. Future legal opportunities in these markets are limitless and Temple Rome’s program prepares you for these global possibilities. Even the most domestic practices require cultural competency in a rapidly globalizing job market.
Build Your Global Legal Network
Your network is one of the most important aspects of your career. The Temple Rome program enables you to meet and develop relationships with distinguished Temple faculty members, lawyers, firms, employers, and other law school students from around the world. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your network and you will join a passionate, global group of Temple Rome alumni.
Give Yourself an Edge
Studying at Temple Rome will not just transform your resume, it will transform you. The global context acquired by studying in a comparative manner alongside American J.D. students will allow you to think more critically about your own legal system and profession. Studying at Temple Rome creates experiences that enable you to distinguish yourself when interviewing, networking, or applying to LL.M. programs for foreign-trained lawyers.
Temple University’s Rome campus is conveniently located on the Tiber River, north of Piazza del Popolo. It is a 700 m walk from the Flaminio Metro station.
International students are often amazed by the one-on-one attention which Temple Law professors devote to every student. Given the smaller class sizes (ordinarily no more than 30 students), foreign-trained law students and lawyers will feel comfortable speaking with your professors. You will also find it easy to make friends among the American law students visiting Rome as part of the program, as they are eager to learn about other cultures and network with you.
Each year, based on the expertise of the faculty members teaching in the program, we offer at least 4 ABA credits (roughly 8 ECTS) over the course of 4 weeks. The courses are announced in the Fall of the prior year. For the Summer of 2020, the following courses will be offered to international students:
International Fiscal Policy – 2 credit hours (Prof. Alice Abreu)
All countries want to keep within their borders, and for their citizens, the financial profits generated there. But all profit generators want to keep those profits for themselves. When different policy choices lead to different laws in different countries, “stateless income” over which no country exercises jurisdiction is created. This course will examine the policy dilemmas and options that all countries, developed and developing, have at their disposal to ensure that the profit generated within their borders or as a result of markets they provide, inures to the benefit of their citizens and residents. Course materials will include texts produced by international scholars as well as materials generated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to address the longstanding problem of BEPS: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. Left unchecked, BEPS is a threat to the international fiscal order, but the emerging international consensus on the OECD’s policy recommendations is already shaping the international fiscal landscape.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, and no prior knowledge of international business, economics, or taxation is assumed.
International Sports Law – 2 credit hours (Prof. Kenneth Jacobsen)
International Sports Law will examine sports law in an international and comparative context. Among the topics to be studied are the nature of global sports; professionalism versus amateurism; the business structure of team and individual sports; their regulatory oversight; labor relations and collective bargaining; cheating, including doping, the use of performance enhancing drugs, and match-fixing; international merchandising; and entities for dispute resolution. While we will explore several sports and legal environments, our primary vehicles for study will be the Olympics, FIFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and European and Asian professional basketball and baseball leagues.
International applicants must have completed at least two years of their first degree in law. Practicing attorneys are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: March 1st (Extensions available upon request.)
Program Fee: $300
If you have questions about the program, curriculum, costs, or logistics (such as housing), please contact:
Allison H. Lamson, Esq.Assistant Director for Global Legal StudiesAlly.firstname.lastname@example.org(+1) 215-204-7538
To learn more visit law.temple.edu/TempleLawRome.