The Program will take place May 31 to June 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. at the American University Washington College of Law’s (AUWCL) new Tenley Campus.
First there is an application fee of USD $70 and a Program Fee of USD $150. In terms of tuition, there are three different ways of participating in the Summer Program and thus three different payment schedules. The first track is the Certificate of Attendance. This option is open to students currently studying law outside the US, persons who do not have their first degree in law but in something related, and those who are interested in doing less than 3 courses or not taking exams. With the Certificate, exams are optional, and you can do anywhere from one to four courses at the following rates: one – USD $1200, two – USD $1950, three – USD $2700 and four USD $3450. If you are interested in doing our advanced certification, there is the Diploma track. With this track, you must do a minimum of three courses, and you can do a fourth at no additional cost. The cost for the Diploma is USD $3800. The Diploma is limited to 35 Law professionals, however, persons with exceptional experience in human rights law may be considered. The Diploma track has additional requirements such as a short writing project, which students later present to their peers. Diploma Students are required to complete and pass all exams. Lastly, persons currently enrolled in law school in the US can take the Program for credit towards their current J.D. or LL.M. programs. The price of this is $1856 per credit. All our courses are two credit courses.
Unfortunately, accommodation is not included in the fee. However, participants of the Program are more than welcome to stay at the American University dorms at a preferential rate. More information can be found on our website at: wcl.american.edu/hracademy/housing.cfm.
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the most convenient airport if you are trying to get to DC. In addition to the usual ground transportation of any airport, DCA also boasts a metro stop, which is the easiest and cheapest way to get around DC. There are two other options, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI). These are further away but they may offer more convenient flight options when travelling internationally.
This really depends on the number of classes participants take. You can take anywhere from one to four classes during your time with us. Classes typically start at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm or 4:30 pm. Therefore, you might have a class starting at each of those times or only one of those times. Between 12:30 and 2:30 pm, we schedule lunch period during which we host several events for participants as part of our Human Rights Month. These events include panels and films on various relevant Human Rights topics as well as visits to international organizations based here in DC. We also have an opening ceremony on May 30 and a big formal closing ceremony on the evening of June 17, the last day of the Program. On Friday evenings after class, we have paid events for persons interested in attending.
The Washington Monument, Lincoln and Martin Luther King Memorials and, of course, the White House. The Program offers a Monument Night Tour, which takes you to all four of these monuments and more on the first Friday evening of the Program. In fact, if you mention that you heard about us from MUNPlanet, we will give you a free ticket to that event!
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