In the 21st century, there are global implications to almost every area and specialty of law. To be effective, lawyers must develop empathy and cultural competence, while understanding diverse international perspectives.
Thanks to a unique array of programs, organizations and travel opportunities, the Quinnipiac School of Law has made global learning a key part of our students’ legal education.
International Human Rights Law Society: Members have the opportunity to learn about laws impacting human rights in the United States and abroad alongside faculty members and other leading experts in the field. Past activities included experiential learning trips to such countries as Nicaragua and Guatemala, where students stayed with host families and exchanged legal ideas and initiatives with students and faculty from local law schools.
Ireland Summer Program held at Trinity College in Dublin: This is an immersive international study abroad program that allows participants to experience Irish law, history and culture. It mixes classroom learning in such subjects as comparative counterterrorism law with opportunities to gain real-time perspective on Ireland’s justice system. These include trips to the country’s major legal institutions, including Oireachtas Éireann, the Irish Parliament.
Travel opportunities: Law students may travel and attend international conferences at foreign law schools and courts, and critically examine major human rights issues playing out on the world stage. Initiatives include a two-week human rights workshop and immersive learning experience through the University of Oxford in England. On a recent trip to Oxford and then to Lesvos, Greece, students interacted with academics, lawyers, NGO activists, and peers from other nations to gain an on-the-ground view of the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.