Charlotte launches program in Lithuania

Charlotte School of Law will launch a new summer study abroad program at Vilnius University in Lithuania, beginning in summer 2014.  The program will focus on the comparative U.S./European Union approach to the law of business and finance and offer students four to seven credits. This 6 week program will run from July 1 through August 9, 2014. It is the second program offered in Lithuania. Texas Tech University offers a program in Kaunas from May 24 to June 27. 

“Our connection to Lithuania provides an opportunity for students to learn from legal experts and judges who have been instrumental in the development of European Union law from Vilnius to Brussels,” said Grant Christensen, Assistant Professor at Charlotte School of Law.  “Students may be learning in Vilnius, but the law and skills they learn are transferable throughout the entire European Union.”

Courses will offer both a comparative and international perspective on doing business in and trading between the United States and the European Union, including course discussion on the relevant laws and treaties that facilitate this largest trading relationship in the world.  Charlotte School of Law’s Lithuania Summer Abroad Program is available to students of ABA approved law schools who have (or will have) completed at least one year of study towards a Juris Doctor degree.

The program’s setting in Vilnius, Lithuania, provides students the opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Europe, while also benefiting from a rare, close-up perspective of the legal system of the European Union and Eastern Europe.  Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania offers sophisticated urban activity, culture and nightlife as well as the opportunity for visitors to retreat to its quiet forests, lakes, and rural towns.