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 that 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. Applications are also accepted from law school graduates and non-lawyers interested in the relevant topics.
English Language Requirement
This program is conducted entirely in English. Students who plan to take the courses for credit, and 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 a computer-based TOEFL score of at least 100, a Cambridge CPE score of at least 60, or a IELTS score of at least 6.0.
We will accept applications on a rolling basis. Students interested in participating in the program will be required to complete and submit the 2020 Application Form. Please email [email protected] to let us know you are interested.
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 the two and-one-half-week session has 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 May 1, 2020. 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.
To apply, submit your application and the following:
- If you are currently in law school, a statement of good standing and a current official transcript (if unavailable, you may provide an unofficial statement of grades).
- An updated copy of your résumé.
- Proof of competency in English (required for non-native speakers taking the courses for academic credit; see www.law.gwu.edu/munichsummer for details)
- A nonrefundable application fee of $50.00, payable by check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank (no cash) to “The George Washington University Law School.”
Please return your application and all required accompanying materials (including application fee) to:
GW Law Munich IP and Information Law Summer Program
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for summer 2020 is $3975 ($1325 per credit) for all three (3) courses. 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. A refundable deposit of $20 or 20Euro for your access card while in Munich will be collected when it is issued to you. The access card deposit will be refunded when you return the card.
Cancellation and Refunds
GW does not anticipate canceling the program. However, if it becomes necessary 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.
- Study Abroad & Exchange Programs
- Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program
- Oxford Summer Program in International Human Rights Law
- University of Augsburg Exchange Program
- University of Groningen Exchange Program
- Universitá Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi” Exchange Program
- Areas of Study
- Fundamentals of Lawyering
- Field Placement
- Public Interest & Pro Bono
- Research Centers & Initiatives
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