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Global Law Seminar: Geneva

Dates: 30 August–8 December 2023 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 17 February 2023

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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Professor Eric Jensen
504 JRCB
(801) 422-2159


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Frequently Asked Questions
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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 by distance learning, such as:

LAW 602—Administrative Law
LAW 659—Public International 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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Students pay full-time Law School tuition. Additionally, a nonrefundable $200 deposit will be required in order to secure placement in the program if accepted.

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: $5,500 (approx.)

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 will be $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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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 may require traveling to the Swiss Consulate in San Francisco. Accepted students must also participate in a required 1 credit hour prep course..

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants in the program. Spouses will also need to apply online.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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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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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
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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.

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: 17 February 2023
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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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Professor Eric Jensen
504 JRCB
(801) 422-2159

Professor Lily Mott
551 JRCB
(801) 422-1552

Professor Cree Jones
512 JRCB
(801) 422-4407

Professor David Moore
534 JRCB
(801) 422-8549
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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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.