Justice Roberts to teach at William Mitchell London program

United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will teach for William Mitchell College of Law’s international program in London this coming summer. He will serve as a 2014 faculty member for Mitchell in London, teaching a course called The United States Supreme Court in Historical Perspective.

William Mitchell’s London program lasts five weeks and is open to law students from across the United States. Students take three courses focused on comparative negotiation and dispute resolution, criminal law, and the high court. Each class is co-taught by leading American professors, British barristers, and top judges — including Chief Justice Roberts, whose class will run from July 7 through July 17.

“This is a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students to learn from one of our country’s preeminent jurists,” said Mitchell’s President and Dean Eric S. Janus. “I am extremely grateful to Chief Justice Roberts for graciously agreeing to be part of Mitchell in London.”

The program is run by The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, which is made up of William Mitchell, California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston, and South Texas College of Law / Houston.

During the last few years, Chief Justice Roberts has been a faculty member for several study abroad programs sponsored by consortium law schools. He taught for South Texas College of Law / Houston’s study abroad program at the Charles University Law Faculty in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2013 and at the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus in 2012. He has also been a faculty member with New England Law | Boston’s summer program in Galway, Ireland. This is the first year he will participate in Mitchell in London.