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Summer cultural and legal exchange program

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This two-week cultural program offered July 16-27, 2012, will provide an overview of U.S. culture and foundational legal concepts. Topics range from U.S. constitutional law and common law understanding to litigation and the jury, business law and contracts. The program will introduce students to practical legal skills including legal writing, case briefing, analysis and legal argument.

The program includes visits to court, a law firm and an ADR practice to see the U.S. legal system at work and to personally interact with American lawyers and judges. Participants will also experience American culture at a Major League baseball game, an authentic barbecue dinner, a renowned art museum and other excursions.

Kansas City, a Frommers Travel Guide Top 10 destination for 2012, is an ideal Midwestern city for international students to experience American culture. Kansas City combines an urban environment with small-town American hospitality.

Program logistics

International students in good academic standing with a minimum of one year of undergraduate legal education are eligible to apply. Seats are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The language of instruction is English.

Cost and payment
The program fee is $1,200, which includes an opening reception, tickets and transportation to special outings, program materials, certificate of participation and closing reception. Airport transportation, housing, insurance, meals, optional events and incidentals are not included.

Reserve a seat
1. Submit a $100 non-refundable deposit by credit card, check or money order payable to UMKC.
            Summer Cultural and Legal Exchange Program
            LL.M. Office, UMKC School of Law
            500 E. 52nd Street
            Kansas City, MO 64110-2458

2. Submit the following via email to Stacey Perkins Rock:


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Housing accommodations


Housing and weekday meal
UMKC offers on-campus double occupancy, dormitory-style housing with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, en-suite bathroom and a daily weekday meal for $750 USD. Linens are provided. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee. Check-in is on July 15 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Check-out is on July 28 from
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

This is a cultural enrichment program, not an educational program. Therefore, students may enter the U.S. on a tourist visa.

Health insurance
UMKC does not provided health insurance to participants. Before you arrive, please review your current health insurance policy regarding traveling abroad. Participants should bring a copy of their insurance policy in the event of an emergency.

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