Ireland by maclaren1


									                           University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
                                      Southern Illinois University

                             Summer Study in Ireland & Bangor, Wales
                  May 17 - June 12, 2010 (Ireland) June 12 - June 18, 2010 (Wales)
Coursework begins Monday morning, May 17 and concludes on Friday afternoon, June 11. Plan to depart the US on
Saturday, May 15 (or earlier) to arrive in Shannon on Sunday morning, May 16 in time for the group bus to Dingle.
Departure from Dublin for return to the US should be scheduled for Saturday, June 13. Departure from Bangor, Wales
for return to US should be scheduled for Friday, June 18 from Manchester, London or Dublin.

                         Diseart Cultural Centre, Dingle, Republic of Ireland
                      National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
                            University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
                                 Prifysgol Bangor University, Bangor, Wales

Experience Ireland and the study of law at four premier institutions: Diseart Cultural Centre in Dingle; National
University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) in Galway; University College Dublin (UCD) and Bangor
University, School of Law in Bangor, Wales. The U.K. is in the midst of the greatest economic expansion in its
long and troubled history, largely as the result of the huge presence of American multinational corporations.
This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal structure, institutions, and
social history of both Irish and Welsh political entities and the laws applicable to the conduct of commerce by
foreign (including US) companies in Ireland and through Ireland and Wales to the European continent.

• Up to 7.0 hours of transferable ABA-approved academic credit in Ireland & Wales
• Classes taught by distinguished Irish and American faculty
• Residence on-campus at NUI, UCD and Bangor
• Field trips and tours throughout the program
• Optional additional 0.5 academic credit hours available at no additional cost (written paper required)
• Optional additional 1.0 academic credit hour available in Wales at an additional cost of $1,000.

The Ireland program takes place over four weeks (five weeks with the inclusion of Wales) and provides
courses offering a total of five-and-a-half hours or seven hours total with the inclusion of Wales and the half
hour credit of independent study of ABA-approved academic credit. There are no evening classes. The
curriculum features classes and discussions scheduled primarily in the morning, coupled with field trips to legal
institutions and tours to cultural and historic sites in the afternoon. Field trips are an integral part of the
academic program and require mandatory attendance. There will be opportunities for informal exchanges with
Irish and Welsh professors, lawyers, judges, government officials, and university students. Cultural and
historic tours are also included in the package price, but tour attendance is not required for academic credit.

The courses focus on the law of the European Union, the commercial law of Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland, and the conduct of business among the US, Ireland and the EU. Students may choose between
optional course offerings but must complete at least one optional course during the program. The academic
program includes:

    o   Law of the European Union, Part 1 (1 hour required)
    o   International Sale of Goods (1 hour optional )
    o   Doing Business in Ireland Part I (1 hour optional)
    o   Doing Business in Ireland Part II (.5 hour optional)
    o   Law of the European Union, Part 2 (2 hours required)
    o   International Intellectual Property (1 hour)
    o   Comparative Criminal Law (1 hour)
    o   Independent Study Paper (0.5 hour optional)
The core group of students will be from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Illinois School
of Law. We seek participation by a highly diverse group of visiting law students. In prior years we have enrolled
visiting students from Albany Law School, Arizona State University College of Law, Catholic University of
America Columbus School of Law, Creighton University School of Law, Lewis & Clark College Law School,
Michigan State University College of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Northern Illinois
University College of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
School of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law,
Suffolk University Law School, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, University of Denver College of Law,
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of
Miami School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law,
University of St. Thomas School of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law; University of Toledo
College of Law, and Washington University School of Law Western New England College School of Law;
University of Colorado School of Law; George Mason University School of Law; Cleveland Marshall School of
Law and the University if Limerick of Ireland. The program has been advertised to all ABA-approved US law
schools and to law and graduate schools throughout the English-speaking world. Class size will be limited to
43 students.

Registration is open to all US and foreign law students in good academic standing and to law school
 Current law students must submit a letter from their Dean or Registrar certifying good standing.
 Law school graduates are required to submit an official copy of their transcripts or certificate of
 Practicing attorneys may enroll for non-degree credit or to obtain CLE credits.
 Graduate students in curricula other than law may apply on a space-available basis.
 Companions of registered students may accompany and participate in tours and cultural activities at a
   reduced rate on a space-available basis. (Companions must be over 16 years of age.)

A $300 per person, non-refundable deposit must accompany your registration form. A second payment of
$300 is due on March 1, 2010. Registrations received after February 27, 2010 (contingent upon space
availability) must include both the deposit and second payment (total of $600) to reserve space. The balance
in full is due and payable April 15, 2010. Due to the non-refundable nature of our accommodations
arrangements and host institutions policies, cancellation between April 1 and May 1, 2010 will incur a $600 per
person cancellation penalty. If cancellation occurs after May 1, there is a 100 percent penalty. The penalty will
be waived only if a qualified substitute is found to fill the vacancy, pays full tuition and completes the program.
Acceptance is on a first-paid, first-reserved basis and subject to space limitations. If your registration is not
accepted, the full deposit will be returned.

Cost of $4,550 includes instructional fees, books and materials in the form a CD, on-site apartment, field trips,
a package of tours to local attractions. There is an additional cost of $1,000 to travel to Wales and for the
additional one hour or credit. Accommodations are based on multiple-occupancy units. Adult companions may
accompany students to Ireland for $2,550 and for an additional $450 if continuing on to Wales, which includes
room and the scheduled tours/activities.

Meals are not included in the fee, but are available in University restaurants and facilities at relatively modest
prices. You should plan on an average of at least $30 per day for 3 full meals on-campus. Pub and restaurant
prices are considerably higher. However, use of the apartment kitchens should ameliorate food costs

Air travel is not included. Arrangements for travel to and from Ireland are the student’s responsibility. Further
information and assistance concerning travel may be obtained from UMKC. We recommend that you consult
your travel agent and request the lowest available fares from any reputable carrier. Airfares vary widely, so
shopping early is advisable. Plan to fly into Shannon International Airport and return back to the US out of
Dublin International Airport (Ireland), Manchester, London or Dublin (Wales). For travel planning purposes,
your flight into Shannon should arrive on the morning of Sunday, May 16, 2010. This means departing the US
on Saturday, May 15, 2010. We will arrange for group bus transportation to Dingle with early to mid-morning
departure from Shannon Airport.

Costs of passports, laundry, insurance, telephone calls, excess baggage charges, optional excursions and
other expenses of a purely personal nature are not included.

Participants are responsible for obtaining a current passport. Visas are not required for US nationals. Passport
information, downloadable forms and directions are available on the US State Department’s website:

You must provide a legible copy of your passport to the UMKC administrator by April 15, 2010. (Please note,
faxed copies are not acceptable.)

Each participant is responsible for his or her own compliance with tax and customs regulations. Information
can be obtained on the US Customs & Border Patrol’s website:

Students seeking financial aid must apply to their own school’s financial aid office. UMKC will supply support
documents and Consortium Agreements for visiting students upon request.

Participants will be housed in Harbour Lodge Cottages in Dingle; Corrib Village Apartments at NUI, Galway;
Roebuck Hall at UCD Village, Dublin and in one of the Residence Halls at Bangor University. The facilities are
similar at each location, variously configured to sleep from 3 to 6 persons per unit. Each apartment features
private bedrooms, a bathroom/shower, common living room and fully equipped kitchen to permit self-catering.
The Dingle cottages also include a microwave oven and a television. The University facilities are modern and
fully comparable to or better than most dormitories on US campuses. The usual range of food services, shops,
copy center, payphone, faxes and postal services are readily available. Commercial transportation to the
central city is convenient and reasonably priced at both urban locations. Program activities will be centered on
campus. Classes are conducted within easy walking distance of the residential apartments.

There will be a separate written examination for each course. The primary instructor will grade it as pass/fail
(unless your school requires an alphanumeric grade). UMKC is the credit-granting institution and retains sole
authority to evaluate student performance for ABA-approved credit.

Students may obtain an additional 0.5 hours Independent Study academic credit (for a total of 7.0 academic
credit hours) at no additional charge by submitting a paper to the Academic Director no later than July 30,
2010. Specific paper requirements may be obtained from the Director. Please indicate whether or not you will
participate in the optional additional credit in the appropriate box on the registration form to ensure proper
credit enrollment.

This program, including Wales, is ABA-approved for 6.5 hours academic credit. UMKC will provide supporting
documents, but ultimately the decision to accept transfer credits and grades is the responsibility of each
academic institution. Further, overseas study programs may not meet your school’s residency or accelerated
graduation requirements. Accordingly, you are advised to confer with your law school’s Dean or registrar prior
to application.

By registering, you agree that the University of Missouri-Kansas City shall not be liable for any personal injury,
illness, property damage or loss you or persons traveling with you incur in connection with any
accommodations, meals, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrences or
conditions including but not limited to defects in vehicles, equipment breakdown, strikes, thefts, delays or
changes in itinerary or schedules that are beyond UMKC’s control. Each participant will be required to submit
a signed “Assumption of Risk and Release Form” with their registration form.

All registrants are advised to review their health, accident and other insurance for applicability overseas and
particularly for provision for medical evacuation and repatriation. The University requires all program
participants to provide proof of insurance for emergency medical evacuation and expatriation of
remains. A group policy is available for program registrants through HTH Worldwide. Enrollments may be
completed on-line at The access code you’ll need to enroll in the UMKC policy is BJA-
2348. This plan also includes medical coverage. After enrolling in the plan, please forward the confirmation to
the program coordinator at:

You are advised to obtain insurance against accidents and loss of baggage and you may also wish to consider
trip cancellation insurance.

Persons with disabilities should discuss any concerns with the UMKC course director. Public access
accommodation in Ireland is not equivalent to US standards.

UMKC reserves the right to cancel for insufficient enrollment or under extraordinary circumstances such as
natural disaster, war, political instability or emergency. In such unlikely event you will receive a full refund,
including the deposit, within twenty (20) days after the cancellation. If requested, the program director will use
best efforts to arrange for the student to enroll in a similar program.

Dermot Cahill, BCL, LL.M., D.AELS, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in European Community Law, Head of
School, Bangor University.

Edwin T. Hood, B.B.A., JD, LL.M. (Tax), Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Law. Distinguished Visiting Professor Law at Suffolk University Law in Boston and DePaul in

Cindy Buys, JD, MA, LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, Associate Professor Law, Southern Illinois
University School of Law.

In addition to the directors, the faculty is expected to include: Professor William Schroeder of Southern Illinois
University, Professor Shivaun Quinlivan of National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor Oonagh Breen of
University College Dublin, Dublin, Professor Robert Downs and Professor Jasmine Abdel-khalik from the
University of Missouri-Kansas City and Professor Howard Johnson from Bangor Law School.

For questions concerning the substance of the course contact:
        Professor Edwin T. Hood at (816) 235-2394 or send an e-mail to:
For registration or administrative matters contact:
        Elizabeth “Libby” Johnson
        Ireland Program Coordinator
        University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
        5100 Rockhill Road, Law Suite 2-500
        Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
        phone: (816) 235-1584
        email: or
Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may use Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or
(800) 735-2466 (voice).
Web site:                                         updated 11/13/2010


To top