Study Abroad Opportunity for Upper-Division Students: Spring Break in Finland with Prof Cross

Looking for a way to spend spring break traveling abroad while earning academic credit?   If so, consider enrolling in the special course in “United States Intellectual Property Law in a World Perspective,” which will be taught by Professor John Cross in Turku, Finland, from March 10 to 14, 2014.  This is an intensive, one-hour course that meets for two and one-half hours per day Monday through Friday of spring break week.  The examination will take place after you return to the United States.

The course is actually part of the English-language program offered by the University of Turku Faculty of Law.  The program draws students from all over Europe, as well as some students from Africa and China.  However, because of the long-standing relationship between our School of Law and the University of Turku, they have agreed to open the course up to our students.  Upper-division law students would enroll for the course during ordinary spring semester registration here at UofL, and all credit will be awarded by UofL.  Permission of the instructor is required for registration. 

A student who completes the course would not be precluded from taking our course in Intellectual Property Law (Law 967).  On the other hand, successful completion of the special course would satisfy the prerequisite for these courses that require students to have taken Law 967.

In addition to the one hour of tuition, students would be responsible for paying for travel to and from Finland and their accommodations for the week.  Airfare to Helsinki is currently about $1,000 roundtrip.  As far as accommodations, we have arranged to have students stay at the university guesthouse, which offers rooms for about $30 per night.  Students could also opt to stay in one of several nearby hotels (which offer the advantage of providing breakfast as part of your room rate).  Professor Cross would be happy to discuss travel and accommodation options with anyone interested in taking part.  No visa is required for short-term study in Finland.

So pack up your swimsuit (for the sauna, of course—there is likely still to be snow on the ground in March in Finland) and spend your spring break doing something productive.