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Austrian Parliament Vienna

Program Highlights - Vienna

  • Beginning Sunday, July 2, 2017, we offer two courses to include: a two-credit course entitled Comparative Legal Systems: Austria, Germany, and the United States; and a one-credit course entitled International Copyright Law.

  • Professor Richard Gamauf, a leading scholar from Vienna, and Loyola Professor Dane S. Ciolino teach the Comparative Legal Systems course. The course includes visits to the Parliament, the Constitutional Court, and other courts. The introduction to the civil law and its comparison to the common law are, to many, the most interesting parts of the course.  The students’ appraisal of the course for the past 22 years has been excellent, and the ABA evaluation of the program termed it “first rate.” A recent participant wrote, “Everything with the program was top-notch, including the class, which I found to be the most informative and stimulating class I have taken in law school.”

  • Loyola Professor John F. Blevins will teach the International Copyright course. Professor Blevins is a welcomed addition to the Vienna Program this summer offering an exciting insight into the ever expanding world of Intellectual Property.  He is regarded by his students as “brilliant and down to earth with a knack for explaining the law in a way that is easy to understand.” 

  • On Friday afternoon, July 7th, the group will take the train to Prague, one of the most exciting cities in Europe, and enjoy a three-day stay. On Monday morning, July 10th, class is held in Prague at the Charles University, Faculty of Law. The group will return to Vienna by train that afternoon. 

  • Students participate in the rich array of cultural offerings available in the imperial city of Vienna, both individually and in groups. Guided group tours of such institutions as the world-famous Kunsthistorisches Museum (Habsburg collection), the Schönbrunn, the Belvedere, nearby cathedrals, and the renowned Café Central are conducted daily after class. Also, the program contains a guided tour of Mauthausen Memorial, a former Nazi concentration camp. These are informal and optional tours for which the students bear the cost of any admission fees.  Vienna is filled with fine restaurants, unique coffee houses, and diverse evening entertainment. The summer brings lively outdoor activity to the city from nightly film festivals to classical concerts.