Regent University School of Law designed the Uganda and Strasbourg Study Abroad Programs for students interested in international law. The setting of each program is very different, but both offer students an American Bar Association-approved opportunity to investigate international human rights issues from a Christian perspective.
The Uganda Study Abroad Program is based in Mukono, Uganda, and is headed by Professor Kenneth Ching. The program, running from May 25 to June 21, 2014, allows students to develop an informed relationship with the people and legal issues of East Africa.
Students will live and study at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, and will visit organizations such as the International Justice Mission branch office and the Uganda Supreme Court and Constitutional Court.
Former participants, like 2L Kevin Weldon, explained that studying law in Uganda was life changing, and felt the experiences they had outside of the class room, such as rafting on the Nile River, were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
“We saw legal reform in action, heard from amazing guest lecturers, and received outstanding classroom instruction,” said Weldon. “I highly recommend this program to every law student interested in international human rights."
The Strasbourg Study Abroad Program, led by Professor Scott Pryor, is one of Regent Law's most popular programs. It incorporates classes, trips to international legal organizations and personal travel time, allowing students to make the most of their journey abroad.
Students visit sites such as the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Council of Europe. On the weekends, students may venture outside of Strasbourg to neighboring countries like Switzerland and Germany.
"The Strasbourg Program will enrich your law school experience by not only providing a unique opportunity to interact with distinguished faculty members, but also by providing beneficial exposure to the legal and cultural perspectives of Europe," said 2L Abraham Haven.
Applications for the Uganda program are due February 20, and registration is available here. The Strasbourg program will be available for the Summer 2015 semester.