Valparaiso Law Cambridge/London Program

Students can enhance their worldview of the law by spending a summer semester at the Valparaiso University Cambridge Center in Cambridge, England. You’ll be taught by Valparaiso Law professors and possibly guest lecturers from the host community. In the summer of 2014, the program will run from June 25 through July 29 . The courses offered are:

495-C1 Legal London – 1 cr. (required course)
Prof. Edward Gaffney, Jr.
This course comprises the London portion of the program and provides students with a basic introduction to the process of lawmaking in Parliamentary government and the adjudication of civil and criminal cases in England, both at the trial and appellate levels. The course includes readings, lectures, and visits to important sites in legal London.

495-C2 Comparative National Security Law – 2 cr.
Prof. Robert Knowles
Nothing puts the rule of law in a democracy under greater pressure than when a nation wages war or seeks to protect itself from its enemies.  This course will explore the different ways that legal systems in the United States and the United Kingdom tackle these challenges.   We will focus on domestic and international law rules governing the use of military force, targeted killing, detention, interrogation, and intelligence gathering.  Students will simulate practice as a national security lawyer, analyze historical case studies, and debate current policies.  We will also seek opportunities to meet with U.K. national security lawyers and even former detainees.

495-C3 Regulating Migration: U.S. Immigration Law in an International Context – 2 cr.
Prof. Bernard Trujillo
This course will present U.S. Immigration Law in the context of International Law.  Topics include: U.S. regulation of migration, including plenary power, administrative apparatus, admissions, inadmissibility, and removal; international law norms affecting immigration laws; and cross-national perspectives on regulating migration, with particular attention to the U.S. and English experiences.


2014 London Cambridge Application
Study Abroad Agreement


If you are interested in this program, contact Mark Adams at 219-465-7869.