May 18 - June 9, 2017
DePaul University College of Law invites you to participate in an
exciting summer law program in Madrid, Spain. Over the past 20 years,
Spain has become one of the most prosperous and advanced
member states of the European Union. Its capital city of Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant and stylish cities combining the cultural and historical
grandeur of Spain’s medieval and imperial past with some of the most
exciting modern architecture, museums and nightlife in the European
Union. Spain’s beautiful cities, including Barcelona, Seville, Toledo
and Segovia; the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean seashore; the
stunning rugged cliffs of Galicia; and the elegant resort area of San
Sebastian can be quickly reached by high-speed rail.
What is different about the DePaul program?
World-renowned Host Institution
- DePaul’s Madrid program is held at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ranked No. 51 among the world’s best universities
in a 2014 Times Higher Education ranking known as the Alma Mater Index:
Global Executives. A number of leading Comillas faculty members teach
international and European business law in the program.
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas is conveniently located at Calle Alberto Aguilera 23, Madrid in the
Arguelles District in the heart of Madrid, within easy walking distance
of public transportation.
- Professor Alberto R. Coll,
director of DePaul’s European and Latin American Legal Studies, leads
the Madrid study abroad program. A native Spanish speaker who has been
visiting Spain since he first arrived there as a young refugee,
Professor Coll has lectured at Spain’s most prestigious universities,
consulted with Spain’s intelligence agencies and foreign policy think
tanks, and enjoys a wide range of professional and personal contacts in
Spanish law firms and bar associations.
- DePaul’s Madrid program teams up successful Spanish legal
academics and practitioners with expert U.S. law professors to offer
students a stellar learning experience.
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas Professor Federico Montalvo
was recently selected to the prestigious 36-member International
Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, the world's leading advisory body on
bioethics. He also has served as vice president of Spain's Bioethics
Committee since 2013.
Unique Networking Opportunities and Meetings
- DePaul’s Madrid program exposes students to the inner workings
of the legal profession, including highly personalized visits with some
of Spain’s top global law firms that maintain a presence in Europe and
the United States.
- In 2013, program participants visited Spain’s leading legal
and political institutions — the courts, the attorney general’s office,
the stock exchange — and witnessed an exciting and heated debate in the
Spanish Congress over proposed cuts in Spain’s social welfare system.
- Students in DePaul’s Madrid program have the option of staying
in comfortable dorms or equally comfortable apartments where they enjoy
independence and a wide range of choices. We do not require students to
pay for dormitory food while in Madrid — one of the world’s greatest