February 11, 2016

Calling All Dominican Law Students – Apply Now to Participate in Prestigious Summer Institute at the University of Washington School of Law

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The Global Dominican Academic Exchange Program (GDAE) and the University of Washington School of Law (UW) are pleased to open the application period for the second consecutive Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice Program, to take place September 2-16, 2016, in Seattle, Washington.  Applications will be received until May 6, 2016.

The GDAE’s Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice Program is a collaborative effort between InteRDom, a program of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and the UW School of Law.

The program brings Dominican law students and young professionals to UW Law for two weeks, where they participate in a rigorous certificate program that introduces them to the American and international legal systems and education, through a variety of courses and social and networking activities.

Dominican GDAE participants will join more than 60 law students, from international universities all over the world, in the prestigious program. In addition to their exposure to American legal education through academic courses, participants will experience campus life and enjoy social events designed to inspire multicultural exchange and intellectual conversations with students and Washington Law professors at one of the major research universities in the United States. The two-week institute provides legal professionals and researchers from all over the world a strong foundation in the structure, culture and thinking of the U.S. legal system and practice as well as a unique opportunity for academic and cultural exchange and growth between Dominican and international law participants.

For more information, download the program information sheet here, (Spanish version, here,) or visit: www.GlobalDominicanAcademicExchange.org

All interested Dominican law students should apply through the application form. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2016, and must include the application form, unofficial transcript, resume, copy of passport and valid US Visa and a one-page essay describing why participating in this program would advance his/her professional and academic goals. Any questions about the program should be directed to info@globaldominicanacademicexchange.org. All interested students from the UASD must apply through the Academic Exchange Program department.  GDAE will not accept applications from the UASD that do not come from this department.

The Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice was developed by the University of Washington School ofregister_clip_image002 Law — one of the world’s leading centers for innovative teaching and research on international, comparative, and U.S. law.

GDE_EnglishThe Global Dominican Academic Exchange program, a project of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), an extension of their internship, research and study program, InteRDom, aims to introduce Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourage dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions, thereby encouraging and inspiring partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which will foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding.

When: September 2-16, 2016
Where: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: May 6, 2016
Estimated Cost: ~$3,275, dependent on price variation in air travel

Related Links:

Program Information Sheet (English): http://www.interdominternships.org/docs/GDAE-UW-Seattle-Fall-2016-eng.pdf

Program Information Sheet (Spanish): http://www.interdominternships.org/docs/GDAE-UW-Seattle-Fall-2016-esp.pdf