May 15 to June 2, 2023
Mississippi College School of Law is pleased to offer a three-week summer program that begins in Berlin, Germany and ends in Lille, France that explores international perspectives on intellectual property.
First Location: Berlin, Germany:
The program begins in Berlin, Germany, the capital and largest city in Germany, and the second largest in Europe. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a high quality of living.
Second Location: Lille, France
Lille is a city located in northern France, near Belgium. Lille offers a mix of old world charm
and a lively cultural scene. Bruges, Paris, and London are within 90 minutes by train.
Students will take a 3 credit course on International Intellectual Property taught be Professor Alina Ng-Boyte, and will participate in excursions relevant to the course in both cities.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The Berlin-Lille study abroad program is open to full-time or part-time J.D. students at ABA-accredited law schools as well as LL.M. students studying at American law school. Participating students in a J.D. program must currently be in good standing and have attended law school for at least one academic year. LL.M. students must be in good academic standing.
For MC Law students, see MC Law policies regarding academic standing and eligibility to
participate in summer study abroad and intersession courses.
International students studying law in an ABA-accredited law school are also welcome to
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.
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
The facility for classes is wheelchair accessible. Excursions can also accommodate students with special needs as long as MC Law is notified in advance.
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 3 credit hours
- Visiting Student Tuition: $3,654
- Lodging/Admin Fees: ~$3200 (includes excursions)
- Miscellaneous/personal expenses: $300-$400
- Travel to Berlin; Return from Lille: $1500 – $2000
- Trip health insurance: $100 – $200
GETTING TO BERLIN AND FROM LILLE:
Berlin recently opened a new airport (Berlin Brandenburg Airport), which is just south of the city. Lille is in close proximity to several major European cities. Most travelers arrive via train from Paris (1 hour), Brussels (40 minutes) or London (1 ½ hours). Lille is also served by an airport served by Air France and several low-cost European airlines. Charleroi Airport in Belgium is also nearby and served by low-cost airlines.
The U.S. Department of State recommends (but does not require) U.S. citizens to register trips abroad with the Department of State. MC Law will register all program participants with the Department of State prior to the program.
U.S. Department of State consular information sheets for Germany and France are available on the Department of State’s Website (www.travel.state.gov). Please check it periodically for
updates. In the unlikely event that Germany or France 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 Berlin-Lille program. There are various providers with the cost, depending on the coverage purchased, ranging from approximately $100 to $200. Travel Guard (http://www.travelguard.com) is one
such provider, as is iNext (www.inext.com). 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
Germany and France can be found at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/germany.
QUESTIONS AND APPLICATION
Please direct questions to:Professor Alina Ng-Boyte
MC Law students should submit applications and required documents via the Study Abroad
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.