Venice, Italy

June 22 - July 3, 2015

Once again this year, we will be returning to Venice International University (VIU), located on the beautiful island of San Servolo, just minutes by waterbus (vaporetto) from St. Mark's Square. VIU is an international institute of higher learning and research center, offering opportunities for advanced training and research in an international context. In cooperation with VIU, Widener Law offers you the opportunity to take courses in beautiful Venice, Italy for the summer, and enjoy tours of Venetian legal and cultural institutions. All classes and administrative offices are located on the campus of Venice International University.

Art, Culture, and History
Famous for the canals that run through the city as well as its long and colorful history, Venice is sometimes referred to as the “City of Bridges” or the “City of Water”. Enjoy the city’s rich cultural heritage while visiting St. Mark’s Basilica or the Accademia museum gallery of pre-19th century art. If you’re interested in art or cultural history, then Venice is filled with attractions that should satisfy your interests. Several long weekends provide ample opportunity to travel through Italy and since Venice is well situated in the center of Europe, you can easily visit many other European cities, opening numerous possibilities for fun and exciting exploration.

Course Work
A sampling of the courses offered this summer are European Union Law, Comparative Corporate Law, and Tort Law in Global Perspective. Once again, Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court will teach Comparative Corporate Law. The Delaware Supreme Court is the leading corporate law court in the United States. This is a fabulous opportunity for those interested in corporate law.

Other Information and Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to find out more about housing or how to order course materials, feel free to explore the site. If you have a specific question that you want answered, try the FAQ and if that doesn’t answer your question, then feel free to contact us. You can also download the student manual.

Additional Disclosures
  • General Study Abroad Information and Disclosures (including information on costs and travel warnings)
  • Location: Classes are held at Venice International University in Venice, Italy
  • Cost: See Tuition and Fees.
  • Anticipated Enrollment: 15
  • Widener Student Participation in 2014: 15
  • Participation of Students from Other Schools in 2014: 2
  • Foreign Student Participation: Widener University School of Law Foreign Summer programs are open to students from other countries that are enrolled in final year(s) of an LLB program or are LLM students who have completed a first degree in law. While few foreign students do apply to our program, we often have students participating in one or more courses. Generally no more than 5 or 6 foreign students participate in the program in a given year.
  • Acceptance of Credit: Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken is subject to determination by the student's home school. Students should consult with their home school's registrar for more information.
  • Contacts: The Director is Professor Christopher Robinette. Professor Robinette can be reached at 717-541-3993 or Joann Titmarsh is our program facilitator in Venice. Her contact information is as follows:
    • Joann Titmarsh
      Program Facilitator
      Tél: 390415225923
      Mobile: 393406676778