Applicants in countries (such as the United States) in which law is studied at the graduate level must have completed at least one full year of full- or part-time study at an accredited law school at the time the program begins. Applicants in countries (such as Germany) in which law is studied at the university level must have completed at least two years of legal education at an institution recognized as capable of conferring degrees which fulfill a necessary condition for the graduates to practice law in the country of the institution. While we anticipate that the majority of students in the program will be law students at U.S. law schools, applications are welcomed from eligible applicants from throughout the world.
English Language Requirement
This program is conducted entirely in English. Students whose native language is not English and who have not studied for at least two years at a university in which the principal language of instruction is English must demonstrate their competency in English by submitting proof of an IBT-version TOEFL score of 100 or greater.
We will begin accepting applications for the summer of 2014 in January. Please check back for an updated application and application instructions at that time.
Students interested in participating in the program must complete and submit the:
Munich Summer Intellectual Property Program application. This is last summer's application to give you an idea of the application process. A new application for 2014 will be made available in January.
Please read the disclosures on the Disclosures and Frequently Asked Questions page before submitting your application.
Applications will be considered as they are received. Once the maximum number of students for each two-week session have been admitted to the program, a limited number of applications will be accepted for a waiting list.
Students admitted to the program will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 within two weeks of receiving notification of admission to secure their place in the program. The deposit will be credited toward program tuition. The balance of the tuition will be due on June 1, 2014. Payment of the application fee may be made by check or money order in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to The George Washington University; further details on payment of tuition fees will be provided upon admission to the program.
Tuition for Summer 2014 is $2100 for one two-week session or $4200 for the full four-week program. The additional cost of required books and written materials is estimated to be approximately $200; some materials may be made available cost-free as pdf files, and will be printed for students only upon their request.
Cancellation and Refunds
GW does not anticipate canceling the program. However, if it becomes necessary due to world events, gross under enrollment (fewer than 20 students), or other circumstances to cancel or significantly change the program, all applicants and/or admitted students will be promptly notified and provided a full refund of all monies paid within 20 days of the date of cancellation or significant change. Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund of all monies paid if the U.S. State Department ever declares the program site to be an "Area of Instability" or if a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is ever issued for Germany. For a cancellation that occurs after a deposit has been paid, we will use our best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.