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UMass Lowell in London: Comparative Law, the U.S. & the U.K. with Professor Walter Toomey

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Program Starts: Jul 22, 2014
Program Ends: Aug 12, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: London
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & Int'l. Experiences
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What is Included: • Housing with homestay & 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner), laundry once per week & internet access.
• Local travelcard for use on the London Underground, mainline trains & buses within Zones 1-4.
• Round-trip airfare, Boston-London, airport transfers in London
• 24 hour emergency on-call on-site staff.
• All required activities listed on program calendar are included in the program fee. Lunches noted on calendar are included.
• For free time, access to optional (entrance/participation fees not included in program fee) organized & staffed events geared to visiting students.
• Emergency International Insurance
What is not Included: Lunches will be on your own. Orientation to local eateries and grocery stores will be provided.

Personal spending should be planned for. The Office of Study Abroad & Int'l. Experiences can provide guidance on budgeting.

Tuition & Registration fees are paid separately through ISIS once registered. Tuition is approximated at $335 per credit and due some time in July 2014.
Estimated Costs: Confirmation Deposit: $500 due March 14th
Airline Ticket Purchase: Approximately $1300 due March 30th
Program Balance: Approximately $3223, due April 25th
Program Description

Travel & study in London with professor Walter Toomey where you will immerse yourself in Comparative Law. Through site visits such as the houses of Parliament, Inns of Court, The Royal courts of Justice, the Commonwealth Lawyer's Association as well as guest lecturers, students will gain a better perspective on their own legal system as well as the United Kingdom legal system. By comparing and contrasting the various facets of each system and the justifications and impact of each, students will sharpen their critical thinking and their ability to articulate practical distinctions, positive or negative, between starkly contrasting models. Students will also gain cultural perspective, improve their ability to cope and thrive in unfamiliar and challenging environments, practice diplomacy by politely and thoughtfully engaging people with different ideas in meaningful discussion and debate, and learn to use their experiences to critique and evolve their own preconceptions and ideas. This is a summer 2014 course. 41.378, 3 credits.

The Houses of Parliament
Tower of London
British Museum
Inns of Court
Royal Courts of Justice
Old Bailey
and more!

Quick Facts

Population: 63047162
Capital: London
Per-capita GDP: $ 36600
Size: 243610 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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Travel Warning: NO

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences