U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Teach in Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2016 Study Abroad Program

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Scalia to teach in France; school holding similar program in China

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thomas Jefferson School of Law announced today that U.S. Supreme Court
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will participate in its Study Abroad
program taking place June 26 – July 21, 2016.

The program featuring Scalia will be held in France in partnership with
the University of Nice School of Law.

“This is the fifth time that Justice Scalia will be teaching in the Nice
Study Abroad Program, and we’re honored to have him participating,” said
Thomas Guernsey, president and dean of Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone with one year of either
part-time or full-time law school experience to study Constitutional Law
in a global context on the French Riviera with a Supreme Court Justice.”

The program is a four-week international and comparative law study
abroad program. Americans study international law with students from
Europe and all parts of the world in an atmosphere that fosters the
exchange of ideas and exploration of cultural differences. Among the
courses is Constitutional Law in a Global Context, which Justice Scalia
will teach.

“The Nice Program activities include a day in the French court, a
Luncheon Lecture Series featuring distinguished judges, law professors
and practitioners of international law and a French class offered for
free to all students,” said Susan Tiefenbrun, founding director of the
program. “The University of Nice School of Law offers an ideal
environment for learning international law in a city that is both
beautiful and rich in European culture and history. It’s a truly
inspiring program for those who enroll.”

Participants earn four credits for a tuition cost of $3,000. Thomas
Jefferson School of Law will assist students with finding housing in
either apartment-hotels with a kitchenette or in a hotel with a discount
price. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
participated in this program four times and called it “one of the best
run study abroad programs.”

In addition, Thomas Jefferson School of Law is launching its annual
study abroad program in China for 2016. The three-week initiative will
commence May 15, 2016 in Hangzhou, 30 minutes from Shanghai, and is in
partnership with Zhejiang University.

“The China Program is designed to encourage American students to study
together with Chinese students in order to experience international law
in a truly global setting,” said Guernsey. “Students may choose two
courses from among the four offered: International Business Transactions
or International Entertainment Law and International Intellectual
Property Law or Chinese Legal System and its Reforms.”

The China Program activities include: an Orientation for students and
faculty; a day in the Chinese Supreme Court in Beijing with lectures in
English by Chinese Supreme Court justices; a Luncheon Lecture Series
featuring law professors, judges, practitioners and experts in
international law; optional organized weekend trips to other cities in
China including a four-day trip to Beijing and a three-day trip to
Shanghai, as well as a half-day tour of Hangzhou. Students stay at the
four-star, Lakeview Hotel, and take a charter bus together to and from
the hotel and law school. Students earn four credits for a tuition cost
of $3,000.

More information on the programs is available at www.tjsl.edu/study-abroad/nice
and www.tjsl.edu/study-abroad/china.

About Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas
Jefferson School of Law offers a comprehensive legal education to a
nationally-based, diverse student body. The non-profit law school is
consistently ranked as one of the most diverse law schools in the
nation, with 52 percent of its most recent class being students of
color. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson Law has evolved
into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual
needs and success of its students. More information is available at www.tjsl.edu.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is nonprofit and fully accredited by
the American Bar Association. Thomas Jefferson School of Law is approved
by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the
Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
60654, 312-988-6738.

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