South Korea

May 15, 2023 – June 2, 2023


Mississippi College School of Law will host a three week study abroad program in the vibrant city of Seoul, South Korea where students can earn 4 credits across three different courses. Dean Emeritus Jim Rosenblatt and Professor Hilary Escajeda will lead the students on multiple excursions relevant to their course of study.


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

Visiting students must have written approval from the Dean of their home school to be eligible to participate and are advised to consult with their home school’s Dean or Registrar prior to application to ensure acceptance of credit for the program. Transcript request information will be provided to visiting students upon completion of the program. Visiting students are responsible for submitting their own transcript requests following the program. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the home institution.

The program consists of 3 different courses totaling 4 credit hours.

Dean Rosenblatt will teach two courses that are 1 credit each: Status of the Forces Agreement (May 15 – 19), and Government Contracting (May 22 – 26). Professor Escajeda will teach a 2 credit course: International Perspective on Law and Artificial Intelligence from May 15 – June 2.

Cancellation Policy

MC Law does not anticipate that the program will be canceled. However, in the unfortunate
event that cancellation occurs, MC Law will refund all tuition and registration fees within 30 days of cancellation.  We will also refund any portion of the administrative fee that has not been irrevocably committed to a third party. 

If there are any changes to significant aspects of the program (classes offered, teachers, dates,
etc.), after a student has signed up to the program, these will be communicated promptly, and students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of monies paid to MC Law for the program with the exception of those funds that have been irrevocably committed to a third party.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Seoul is a developed modern city and is generally accessible to individuals with disabilities. MC
Law will ensure that students with disabilities of any kind who participate in the program are
provided with special accommodations to the extent possible.  However, students requiring
special accommodations should contact the program coordinator prior to applying.


The following is an estimate of student expenses for the program.  This includes both payments to MC Law and anticipated out-of-pocket expenses.  Please note that these are only estimates and are subject to change.

  • MC Law Student tuition (at student’s tuition rate) for 4 credit hours
  • Visiting Student Tuition: $4,872
  • Lodging/Admin Fees: ~$3,000 (includes excursions) 
  • Miscellaneous/personal expenses: $300-$400
  • Round Trip Travel to Seoul: ~$2000
  • Trip health insurance: $100 – $200


Seoul’s largest airport is Incheon International Airport, which serves as a hub for over 80 local and international airlines.

U.S. Department of State consular information sheets for South Korea are available on the
Department of State’s Website ( Please check it periodically for updates. In the unlikely event that South Korea is declared an “area of instability” by the U.S. government before or during the trip, or if the U.S. issues a “travel warning,” students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and will receive a full refund of monies paid to MC Law that have not been irrevocably committed to a third party. The U.S. Department of the State recommends (but does not require) U.S. citizens to register trips with them. MC Law will register all participants with the State Department prior to the program.

For students who are considering international travel and who do not have a current passport or whose passport may need to be renewed, it is important to allow a minimum of six weeks to process your passport application or passport renewal application. Demand for passport renewals and applications is currently very high so that early application is very important.

Travel and health insurance is strongly recommended for students participating in the Korea
program. There are various providers with the cost, depending on the coverage purchased,
ranging from approximately $100 to $200. Travel Guard ( is one such provider, as is iNext ( Your policy should, at a minimum, cover medical expenses, travel interruption/cancellation and repatriation.

Health information and recommendations regarding vaccines and medicines for travel to South Korea can be found at


Please direct questions to:

Dean Jim Rosenblatt
Phone: 601.925.7147
Professor Hilary Escajeda
Phone: 601.925.7127

MC Law students should submit applications and required documents via the Study Abroad
TWEN portal.

Non MC Law students should submit their application materials to Ms. Darnell Paige at

Space is limited, and applications should be received by December 31, 2022. All programs
require a $250 nonrefundable deposit that is due within two weeks of acceptance into the


  • Last day to add:  05/01/2023
  • Last day to drop with 100% tuition refund:  05/01/2023
  • Last day to drop with a "W" grade:  05/12/2023  
  • Deposits are non-refundable.  
  • Admin fees are refundable only if they have not been paid out to a 3rd party at the time of the drop.
  • Last day to drop with no tuition refund and get a W grade is 3 days before the program is scheduled to start.