December 26, 2016 – January 10, 2017

About the Program

Mississippi College School of Law will host the popular Merida program during winter intersession this year.  The program is approximately two weeks long and students will earn three credit hours in international human rights.  Students will live and learn at the Hotel del Peregrino, a small boutique hotel located in the center of Merida.  Merida is the capital city of the Yucatan and an excellent base to explore the Mexican culture through ruin sites and ecological wonders.

The classroom study will be enhanced through visits to local legal institutions and cultural excursions.  Anticipated visits include the Judicial Tribunal Center, the United States Consulate, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and a hacienda tour.

Who can Participate

The program is open to full-time and part-time J.D. and LL.M students at ABA accredited law schools.  Participating students must currently be in good standing and have attended law school for at least one year.  Therefore, the program is only available to current second and third year students J.D. students or LL.M. students.

For MC Law students, see MC Law policies regarding academic standing and eligibility to participate in intersession courses

Maximum enrollment: 16.

In 2016, 15 students participated including students from MC Law, Seattle University, Arizona State University and the University of Montana.