Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration

Spend Summer 2016 in Europe with Georgia State Law

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, March 1: Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, March 15: $1,500 deposit due
  • Friday, April 15: Student health forms are due

The Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration is a six-credit hour study abroad program based in Linz, Austria. Part of the program will be held in Hungary; Italy; Czech Republic; and Germany. The program begins Tuesday, May 17, and ends Sunday, June 19, and typically enrolls 35 to 40 students each year.

Registration for the Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration is open to interested students from ABA-accredited law schools. In-state tuition rates are available to qualified law students whose residency is outside Georgia.

The academy offers two specialized seminars in international commercial arbitration, which is the predominant method of dispute resolution in international trade transactions. The program’s outstanding faculty members are drawn from Europe and the United States, and include senior officers of important arbitration courts in central Europe.

Three hours of academic credit will be awarded for each completed seminar that results in a satisfactory score on take-home examinations. Georgia State University is responsible for awarding academic credit for the program.

Important note: Students from schools other than Georgia State should consult their individual departments and/or home institutions to determine if the course fulfills requirements for their program of study. Students should follow their home schools' regulations concerning transfer credits.

In addition to regular in-state tuition and fees, Summer Academy students are responsible for a program fee of $3,500, which covers the cost of accommodations, transportation, excursions and many meals.

Under a special arrangement with the Georgia Board of Regents, non-Georgia residents will be permitted to enroll in the Summer Academy at in-state tuition rates. An administrative fee of $250 will apply. Financial aid is available to students otherwise qualifying under guidelines from the Georgia State Office of Financial Aid.

Students with documented disabilities requiring specific accommodations while studying abroad should consult with the program director at the time of application.
Supplemental health and travel insurance, intended to augment students' primary health insurance coverage, is provided to all participants through the University System of Georgia study-abroad department and is included in the program fee.

Georgia State University is not responsible for damage to or loss of personal property or for personal injury or accident involving a participant of the Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration. However, program faculty members will make every effort to assist and aid students with any problems they encounter while studying abroad and will attempt to notify study abroad office representatives and participants' family members in the unlikely event of an emergency or crisis situation.

Participants must have a valid U.S. passport that will not expire within six months of the anticipated date of return to the United States and that has sufficient blank pages for visa stamps. Each participant must, prior to final acceptance, complete a physician's certificate of good health, a waiver of liability/indemnification form and a participant data sheet that includes emergency contact information and submit them to the program.

Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration is co-sponsored by Georgia State Law and Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. The program has been offered by Georgia State Law since 1994.