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Geneva Law Seminar (Fall)

Dates: 29 August–16 December 2022
Application Deadline: 22 March 2022

Learn law in Geneva! Take courses in international and comparative law while participating in an exciting externship with providers such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the U.S. State Department in Geneva, and other international organizations. As a primary hub of public international law, Geneva is the epicenter for developments in international trade law and human rights jurisprudence. Experience a semester learning law, while applying the principles each day as you participate in your externship.

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Contact Us

Professor Cree Jones
(801) 422-4407
creejones@law.byu.edu

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Courses

Students will spend thirty hours per week working at their externship (for 9 credit hours) and then will take two 3-credit classes to be taught either by distance learning or at the International Government Relations Offices Site, such as:

LAW 639—International Business Transactions
LAW 688—European Union Law
LAW 708—Comparative Constitutional Law
LAW 751—U.S. Foreign Relations Law

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program directors and ISP.
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Cost

Students pay full-time Law School tuition.

Includes housing, externship placement, potential instruction in Geneva by a resident adjunct faculty, international health insurance coverage, and airfare to and hotel in San Francisco to secure a work visa.

Does not include visa fees, airfare to and from Geneva, local transportation in Geneva, personal expenses, or meals.

Cost for accompanying spouses: $2,000–$2,500

Includes Latter-day Saint BYU Graduate tuition for 1 credit hour and housing in Geneva.

Does not include airfare, local transportation in Geneva, personal expenses, or meals.

BYU requires all child dependents to be covered by International Health Insurance coverage, which costs $500 per child.
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Funding Sources

Regular full-time BYU Law School tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to international programs.
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Preparation

Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program.

Accepted students to the program must work with the program directors and their Geneva-based employer to secure a work visa, which will require traveling to the Swiss Consulate in San Francisco. Accepted students must also participate in required pre-departure meetings.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants in the program; they need to apply online and participate in pre-departure meetings.

All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
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Housing

Students will live in a furnished apartment located in the Church-owned International Government Relations Offices Site in Geneva. Students are responsible for providing their own meals. In some cases, the program housing may not accommodate married couples. In these cases, students will need to find a suitable alternative.
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Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Students must be enrolled in the J.D. program at the Law School and must be 18 years of age or older.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required. Any applicant for the 2022–23 academic year should apply for the Fall 2022 application.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the application process once the application is complete.

The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 22 March 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Professor Cree Jones
512 JRCB
(801) 422-4407
creejones@law.byu.edu

Professor David Moore
534 JRCB
(801) 422-8549
moored@law.byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.