Summer Institute for International Lawyers and Law Students

Summer Institute for International Lawyers and Law Students

You are cordially invited to spend two weeks in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, for an engaging and rewarding course on Introduction to U.S. Law.

The two-week, intensive Introduction to U.S. Law course is designed to give international lawyers and law students an introduction to the American legal system and to the study of law in the United States.

Principal topics include the common law system and associated legal and argumentative techniques, American federalism and constitutional law, the structure of the American court and legal system, and the role and regulation of lawyers in the American political system. Faculty are full-time professors at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

Introduction to U.S. Law

Session Dates
Orientation: July 21
Classes: Monday, July 22 to Friday, August 2
Final exam: August 3

$2,500 + fees and cost of living

  • Deposit due by July 1, 2024: $250
  • Remaining balance due by July 22, 2024: $2,250


Prospective students must meet the following requirements for participation in the Introduction to U.S. Law course:

  • Open to current lawyers and law students
  • English Language Proficiency
    • IbT TOEFL: 80+
    • IELTS: 6.5+