Corporate Law Summer Institute

Gain exposure to the world's best legal and economic institutions

Successful Canadian companies are nearly always oriented towards large international markets. They depend on their lawyers to assist them in operating around the world, including entering into transactions with partners in other markets. Most successful Canadian firms eventually raise capital in the United Kingdom or the United States.


This programme has been created for students who are interested in international business transactions. Your professors and international legal experts will expose you to the key legal institutions in London, one of the world’s business capitals, as well as the relevant legal issues arising from these sorts of transactions.

Student Experience

london law students

Key Information

Location

London, UK

Language

English

Semester

Summer 2023

Program type

Group Study

Have questions?

For program information, please contact Bryce Tingle at btingle@ucalgary.ca  or Kristen van de Biezenbos at kristen.vandebiezenb@ucalgary.ca

For application and registration support, please contact the Group Study Team at group.study@ucalgary.ca

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Application information

Application status

Open

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Application deadline

December 1st, 2022

Additional requirements

This program is open to JD Law students.

Contact program professors if you have questions.

Info Sessions

November 22, 2022 from 1pm - 2pm in MFH 3360

Program details

Questions about these courses should be directed to the program instructor.

Please note: course descriptions are tentative and subject to change.

  1. Courses offered

    Students on this program are required to register for both courses listed.

    LAW 693.06: Cross Border Corporate Law

    LAW 693.07: International Energy Contracts: Negotiating & Drafting

  2. Prerequisites

    LAW 693.06: admission to the program

    LAW 693.07: admission to the program

  1. Pre-departure

    Date TBD, Calgary: Mandatory pre-departure orientation

  2. In-field

    August 4, Calgary - London: Fly to London

    August 5 - 6, London: Arrival in London and settling in

    August 7, London: Classes begin at the Goodenough College campus & group dinner

    August 8 - 25, London: Classes and field trips take place within London.

    Trips around London include, but are not limited to: Businesses within the financial districts: The City and Canary Warf, UK Parliament, UK Supreme Court, Canada House, the Inns of Court, and various law firm offices

    August 26, London: Free day and pre-departure preparations

    August 27, London - Calgary: Depart London for Calgary or independent travel

    Detailed itinerary can be accessed here

  3. Post-field

    Any post-field assignments TBC by professors.

  1. Costs

    The costs for this program are still being finalized. We will upload the information as soon as we have the information. 

    Important information regarding deposit payments: Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits secure your space in the program and allows payment for logistical arrangements to be made in advance.

  2. Funding

    International Study Travel Grant: Students studying abroad may be eligible for the University of Calgary's International Study Travel Grant. For more information on eligibility, application details and deadlines please click here.

     

    Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. We are able to provide you with a letter confirming your participation in the program for funding purposes. Please email group.study@ucalgary.ca to request a letter.

    Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider. 

     

    Click here for more info on funding opportunities!

Students will be staying at Goodenough College residences.

Goodenough College is a relatively modern Oxbridge-style residential college located in Bloomsbury close the London School of Economics and the British Museum.  It caters exclusively to graduate students attending one of London’s universities.  Each room has its own bed, closet, wash stand, and desk.  The bathrooms are shared with other residents on the floor.  The floors are gender-segregated.  Dining is in a central dining hall and a buttery located in the basement of the residence.  Classes will be held in a conference room in another building owned by the college across a garden square from the residences.  The college is orientated around a central quadrangle and the only entrance involves passing by a porter’s lodge.  

Details and photos can be found: https://www.goodenough.ac.uk

This program is open to all Juris Doctor students in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Students in this program will be given priority.

Students outside of the Faculty of Law should contact the program professors if they are interested in participating in this program.

  1. Statement of Purpose

    Please tell us why you want to study abroad, why you have selected this particular program (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how this program will meet your academic objectives and/or complement your degree, how you plan to finance your program and why you should be selected. Please also feel free to include any life experiences or parts of your identity that would make you a unique candidate for this program.

    The Statement of Purpose is submitted within your online application (max 500 words).

    Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you compose your statement of purpose in advance in Word to check for spelling, grammar and word count, and then paste it into the online application.

  2. Professor approval

    After you have submitted your complete application, your application will be approved by the professors. This may require a short meeting with the professors.

Please ensure that you have read the Group Study Program General FAQs thoroughly before applying.

... As law students, many of us work at international law firms. A number of us met up with lawyers from our firm’s London office and they were impressed that UCalgary was sending students abroad.

2019 program participant

Getting started

Program-Specific Info Sessions

Info sessions are scheduled for every Group Study Program. Attending an info session is not required to apply, but strongly recommended as it will give you an opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the travel experience.

We also recommend watching Global Learning 101 for general information.

Watch Global Learning 101

Global Learning Advising

If you have questions about this program, you can meet with one of our Global Learning Advisors by emailing group.study@ucalgary.ca or booking an appointment through the link below.

1. Select "Advising"
2. Select “Study Abroad”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Select your program advisor to view available times.

Book an appointment

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how a Group Study Program might align with your degree.

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.

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International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.