2013 Spetses Students

Spetses, Greece

Summer Legal Studies Program

June 15 - 29, 2014

Positioned strategically between East and West, near the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and being a member of the European Union since 1981, Greece is ideally situated as a microcosm of current legal issues. Spetses is the ideal place to observe the gap between rich, represented by wealthy Greek weekenders, and working class, exemplified by the year-round residents who are struggling with newly imposed austerity measures.

This program has been designed to examine legal, economic, and social issues in both an academic and experiential way. In addition to dealing with approaches to the choice-of-law process, students will have the opportunity to explore fundamentals of the constitutional system, examine immigration issues, explore legal issues in the protection of cultural property, and explore the health policy in a nation that has one of the most progressive policies regarding assisted reproduction.