Center for International Legal Education Announces New Student Exchanges With Prominent European Law Schools

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Pitt Law’s Center for International Legal Education Announces New Student Exchanges With Prominent European Law Schools

PITTSBURGH - The Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law today announced that the University has entered into agreements with the law faculties of Paris I (Sorbonne) in France and The University of Augsburg in Germany that will allow Pitt Law students to study at both of these prominent European institutions, and bring students from the Sorbonne and Augsburg to study at Pitt Law.

The agreement with The University of Augsburg builds upon a long history of collaboration between Augsburg and Pitt. Four Pitt Law JD students each year will be able to enroll in Augsburg’s Summer Program on European and International Economic Law, a six-week program taught in English each June and July to students from the US, Europe and elsewhere. Two law students from Augsburg will join the fall semester of the LLM program at Pitt Law.

The new Pitt Law exchange with the Sorbonne will see two Pitt Law JD students travel to Paris each year to study law in French in predominantly French-language classes in the one-year LLM program. In return, two law students from Paris I will join the LLM program at Pitt Law. Other students from both Pitt Law and Paris I may travel to the other institution for non-degree study. Professor Vivian Curran will supervise the Paris I program for Pitt Law.

Through CILE, the University also recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an, China. That agreement has already produced collaboration resulting in Pitt Law Professors Teresa Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer traveling to Xi’an to teach English for Lawyers, with the assistance of Pitt 3L Taylor Staiger, who also helped train NPU’s Vis Moot team.