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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate
Recommended GPA: 2.0 Prerequisite: None
Program Description:
Argentina Streets **Please note: During the selection process, priority is given to 3L applicants.

DePaul University College of Law invites you to participate in an exciting winter intersession law program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of the world’s liveliest cities, Buenos Aires is an extraordinary blend of Latin American charm and European elegance shaped by centuries of Italian and Spanish culture. As the capital of Argentina, it is also the gateway to an amazingly beautiful country boasting such world landmarks as the spectacular Iguazu Falls; the inimitable prairies, forests and glaciers of Patagonia; and the breathtaking skiing country of Bariloche and the high Andes mountains. With its renowned Argentine wines, tango dancing, numerous cultural attractions, easygoing people and festive nightlife, summer in Buenos Aires is hard to match.

As the cultural, intellectual and legal capital of South America, Buenos Aires also is an ideal place to study Latin American law as well as the legal principles and practices shaping business law in the region. The program will provide a solid foundation for those interested in learning to advise clients with business interests in a region of vital commercial and financial importance to the United States.

The program will start on December 27 at 12 noon. Students must arrange to be in Buenos Aires no later than the early morning of December 27. Classes will end at 4 p.m. on January 7, and students should not make travel plans that require them to leave class before then.

Visit our Flickr photo collection for more fantastic views of Argentina!



Alberto R. Coll, director of DePaul's European and Latin American Legal Studies, leads the Argentina study abroad program.

Steven Greenberger is the second faculty leader for the program.


LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region. Course topics include the origins and development of Latin American law and legal systems, trade law and foreign investment, methods of dispute settlement, corporate liability, and environmental and labor standards, among others.
Classes are conducted in English and meet in modern classrooms on campus. Students have library privileges and Internet access.


All students will be enrolled in the following course:
 
Course LAW 588, Legal Dimensions of Doing Business in Latin America
Credits 3 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2020
Taught by Professor Alberto R. Coll
Course description Legal Dimensions of Doing Business in Latin America introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region. Course topics include the origins and development of Latin American law and legal systems, trade law and foreign investment, methods of dispute settlement, corporate liability, and environmental and labor standards, among others.

To facilitate interaction between U.S. and Argentine law students, a number of Argentine law students, who are fluent in English, may participate in classes and extracurricular activities.
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

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Campus: DePaul's partner institution, ESEADE, is located in the center of Buenos Aires in the fashionable district of Palermo, only two blocks from the U.S. Embassy. Its address is: Uriarte 2472, Palermo, CABA (1425) Argentina.

Course Materials: The program’s instructors will make available all required readings to the students in advance of the start of the program via electronic means, providing both online links and PDF materials as necessary.
Readings and lectures are supplemented with visits to several Argentine legal, business and political institutions. Additionally, local scholars and jurists lecture on selected aspects of Latin American business law.
Visits include:

Bufete BULLO, one of Argentina's top three law firms specializing in the practice of international business law.

Casa Rosada, offices of the President of Argentina, rich with Argentine political and economic history.

The United States Embassy, where students receive specialized briefings by the economic and political officers on current U.S.-Argentine commercial, trade and investment relations.

ESMA (Escuela Mecanica de la Armada), currently the National Human Rights Museum, and formerly a naval base in downtown Buenos Aires, where several thousand victims were tortured and disappeared during the 1977-1983 military dictatorship.

The Jockey Club, historic home to Buenos Aires's business, financial and legal elite Campus: DePaul's partner institution, ESEADE, is located in the center of Buenos Aires in the fashionable district of Palermo, only two blocks from the U.S. Embassy. Its address is: Uriarte 2472, Palermo, CABA (1425) Argentina.

 

Students have the option of arranging housing though Visiting Buenos Aires, a local real estate rental firm or securing their own housing. The firm offers two types of accommodations, each priced for the 15-day program.

Lodging with a local family, Spanish not required: Approximately $500-$600 (includes breakfast).

Lodging in a studio or apartment with a private bedroom and kitchen: Approximately $1,000-$1,200 (no meals included).

For general housing questions, please feel free to contact the Program Director, Prof. Alberto R. Coll, at 312-362-5663 or acoll@depaul.edu.

 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

Here are some helpful tips from former students who have participated in this program:
  • If possible, try to find lodging close to the school (preferably with available laundry units!)
  • Make a grocery store stop after you arrive in Argentina, it is hard to find dinner places open from 5-7pm.
  • Stock up on snacks to hold you over until dinner (around 8pm or 9pm)
  • Sign up for The Argentine Experience (cooking class).
  • Bring around $200-$400 to exchange into pesos or locate an ATM where your card will accepted.
  • Bring a light rain jacket, comfortable shoes and small backpack or cross-body bag.
  • Public transportation works well. Uber is not always reliable.
  • Plan activities for your free time prior to the trip.

 

Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Dominique Brown or visit during open advising hours.
 


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
December 2019 11/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/27/2019 01/07/2020
NOTE: We encourage applicants to apply by October 15, but applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through November 15th.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.