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 2013, the program will run from June 23 through July 30 . 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 Family Law – 2 cr.
This course will seek to understand and to explain patterns of similarity and divergence in the law of domestic relations in several societies. By examining a number of discrete, but interrelated, issues, e.g., grounds for divorce, new reproductive technologies (e.g., surrogate motherhood, in vitro fertilization), the rights of unmarried cohabitants, etc., students will become exposed to the varying rules and processes used by common law (the United States and the United Kingdom) and civil law (Scandinavia, Poland, etc.) systems. Our locus in Cambridge will provide rich resources in English and Continental family law and practice, through field trips and guest lectures.
495-C3 International Financial Regulation – 2 cr.
This course will examine recent financial crises in international financial markets, and explain key themes and debates that animate the normative construction of regulation in this area, including systemic risk, regulatory arbitrage, consumer protection and moral hazard. The readings will consist of author Michael Lewis’ recent bestsellers, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World and The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, as well as materials provided by the instructor. At the conclusion of the course, students will understand the importance (and opportunities) of international financial markets.
If you are interested in this program, contact Julie Foster at 219-465-7985.