Summer Institute for Global Justice
Summer Institute for Global Justice
Summer Institute for Global Justice

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Dates, Tuition & Fees
tudents attending the first session should arrive in Utrecht and check in at the Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre on Sat., June 1. There will be an orientation session and welcoming reception at 1:30 pm on Sun., June 2, followed by a canal boat cruise. Session 1 classes run Mon., June 3 - Fri., June 21. Session 2 classes run Mon., June 24 - Fri., July 12. Hotel check-out and departure will be on Sat., July 13.

There are three separate fees for the Summer Institute:
  1. A non-refundable $100 application fee that must accompany your application.
  2. A $500 non-refundable deposit due within two weeks of notification of acceptance.
  3. An additional $2,000 (for one session) or $3,500 (for both sessions) for tuition, reading materials, and activities.
Housing in Utrecht is scarce and very expensive. As such, and subject to exception only with advance approval in extraordinary circumstances, students from outside The Netherlands must stay at the Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre, where we have negotiated a special rate. First session hotel rates for a shared double room are 80.85 Euros per night (for a total of 1697.85 Euros or approximately $2200); second session rates are 59.85 Euros per night (for a total of 1256.85 Euros or approximately $1650). The total for both sessions is 2954.70 Euros (approximately $3850). Prices include tax, breakfasts, and inroom Internet access. You must pay the hotel at check in. Single rooms are available during each period for double the shared-room rate.

A small number of full-time Utrecht University students are eligible for a full scholarship. Interested students should contact Tom Zwart, Utrecht Director of the Program; scholarship recipients will not be provided lodging. A half scholarship is available for students from universities outside the U.S. and Canada. Contact Michael Peil for details.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements prior to departure for Utrecht. Passports are required for travel to The Netherlands and are the responsibility of each student. Visas are not required for U.S. citizens traveling to The Netherlands. Participants should contact the financial aid officer at their own law schools to determine financial aid eligibility.

Late Participant Withdrawal
Tuition: If a student withdraws prior to June 21, 2013, (s)he will receive a full tuition refund within twenty (20) days. If a student withdraws after that date, (s)he will receive a refund of either (a) full tuition, in the case of a student enrolled only in the second session, or (b) half-tuition, in the case of a student enrolled in both sessions. Hotel Fees: Although the Summer Institute negotiates a reduced lodging rate with the Apollo Hotel, participants are in a direct contractual relationship with the hotel. Therefore, lodging at the Apollo Hotel is subject to the terms and conditions of the Hotel, including any early departure fees. We will provide the Apollo Hotel's cancellation policy upon request.

Cancellation Policy
Washington University School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law reserve the right to alter or cancel this program. Cancellation can occur in the event of program underenrollment by April 30, 2013, or unforeseen international events that could substantially inhibit program operations or seriously compromise student safety. If we cancel the program, all tuition and fees will be returned.

To Apply
The application deadline is April 1, 2013, but because enrollment is limited, we recommend that you apply early to ensure admission. The application fee is $100. Admission is open on a first-come, firstselected basis to any law student at an ABA accredited law school, as well as any student enrolled in a non-U.S. undergraduate or graduate law program, who is in good academic standing as determined by their home school and who at the time of the Summer Institute will have completed the first year of full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study.

Please use the application form provided here. Admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis. Within two weeks of notification of acceptance, you are required to provide a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit. The balance of your tuition ($2000 for one session or $3500 for both sessions) must be paid before June 1, 2013. You will be required to pay the full cost of your lodging by credit card or cash (no traveler's checks) when you check in at the Apollo Hotel on June 1.

Your Application is complete when you submit:
  1. A completed application form, with
  2. A Letter of Good Standing from your law school, and
  3. A $100 nonrefundable application fee payable to:
    Washington University School of Law: Summer Institute
For further information, answers to frequently asked questions, comments from student participants, and to view our gallery of student photos from previous summers, visit our websites at: or

Or contact:

Michael Peil
Associate Dean for International Programs
Phone: 314-935-8031

Additional Links
  • 2011 Photo Gallery
  • Where Are They Now?
  • Student Guide to Utrecht
  • Student Comments
    Important Dates for the Summer Institute
    April 1, 2013
    Application deadline
    Within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance, tuition deposit due
    June 1, 2013
    Balance of tuition due
    June 1, 2013
    Hotel check-in; hotel fee due
    June 2, 2013
    Orientation and welcoming session
    June 3-June 21, 2013
    First session classes
    June 24-July 12, 2013
    Second session classes
    July 13, 2013
    Hotel check-out and departure