The Chile Summer Program is part extreme sport, workplace action, corporate board meeting, with a bit of performance art and street protests thrown in.
Plus, you earn law school credits, transform your life, and help reach your career aspirations. The program places students in the heart of Latin America’s quest for justice and the struggle over globalization.
Whether it is environmental litigation, legal reforms, or economic development, Chile has long been a leader in Latin America. After emerging from the Pinochet dictatorship, the country consolidated its democracy with a new judicial system.
In Santiago, a city of more than six million people, students will experience the reform process first-hand with leaders from the legal sector, including human rights advocates, senior law enforcement officials, corporate leaders, and members of the judiciary. Workshops and site visits will introduce students to new trends in social justice and the role that expanding free trade has played in Latin America.
Courses in international and comparative law provide frameworks for understanding the globalization of law and legal practice – in the laboratory that Santiago and its environs provide. There is also a Spanish for Lawyers course to upgrade your language abilities.
There are a limited number of internships (some English speaking) at law firms, government ministries, non-profit organizations, and international agencies as well as the Public Defenders Office, the Attorney-General’s Office and other law enforcement authorities.
There are excellent ski resorts, thermal baths, wineries, coastal getaways, and top-end hiking treks within a ninety-minute drive from Santiago. Make a difference, jack up your career prospects and life experience, and do some good.
It’s your Hemisphere, use it wisely.