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  • Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 09/17/2017 09/25/2017 01/13/2018 01/27/2018
NOTE: Program participants will arrive in New Zealand on January 13, 2018 for the start of the program and will depart New Zealand on January 27, 2018.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: UB School of Law Students Only Term: Winter
Program Advisor: Olga Crombie
Program Description:

International Economic and Comparative Law in Context

Cable Car in Wellington     Beehive Wellington     Downtown Wellington
Wellington provides an excellent backdrop for legal exploration. The city is compact, very safe, and English-speaking, so students can easily acclimate to their surroundings.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
The International Economic and Comparative Law in Context course will provide students with exposure to the legal system in New Zealand which is like that of the United States in that it originated in the United Kingdom, but also differs from the American system in important ways. The largest emphasis will be placed on international economic law issues including trade, business and investment, but will include sessions designed to highlight differences between the United States and New Zealand legal traditions. For some examples, New Zealand does not have a written Constitution; has a system of parlimentary sovereignty; has a very different tort law regime; and has a unique approach to intellectual property.

Students will meet with local academics, government officials,
and private legal practitioners to gain insights into various issues faced by New Zealand exporters and importers as well as into a variety of broader legal considerations.

ACCOMMODATION
Students will stay in university-facilitated housing at Victoria University of Wellington.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Winter. Please note the budget sheet currently lists the winter 2015 program expenses. Winter 2018 program expenses will be posted as soon as updated information is available. 

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Meredith Kolsky Lewis
mlewis5@buffalo.edu