Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Rome Program

(June 16 - July 14, 2018) 

Please join us for our Study Abroad Program. Spaces are still available! 

Enrollment Deadline: April 2, 2018

Guest Lecturer: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RUTH BADER GINSBURG was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 15, 1933. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B from Columbia Law School. Ginsburg served as a law clerk to Judge Edmund L. Palmieri of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1959-1961. She then became associate director of a comparative law project sponsored by Columbia University which required her to study the Swedish legal system. In 1963 Ginsburg joined the faculty of Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. In 1972 she was hired by Columbia Law School, where she taught until 1980. Ginsburg served as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977-1978. In the 1970s Ginsburg litigated sex discrimination cases for the American Civil Liberties Union, and was instrumental in launching its Women’s Rights Project in 1973. She served as general counsel of the ACLU from 1973-1980 and on the National Board of Directors from 1974-1980. President Jimmy Carter appointed Ginsburg to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. On June 14, 1993 Ginsburg accepted President Bill Clinton’s nomination to the Supreme Court and took her seat on August 10, 1993.

Please Note: Some information for the program is still to be decided. Please visit this website regularly for any updates to the program's information.

As the seat of power under Roman emperors, later the Papacy, and currently the capital of modern Italy, Rome displays its rich and varied history on every street and in every piazza. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Tiber River, the Roman Forum, the Vatican - the splendors of Rome await the visitor.

Rome today is the seat of the Italian government and is the site of offices of the European Union and other international institutions, as well as the offices of private law firms, banks and corporations. Loyola's Study Abroad Program will take advantage of some of these facilities and institutions to introduce students to the study and practice of law in a foreign culture. It is expected that this introduction to comparative and international law will give students a deeper understanding of their own legal culture.

Loyola Rome Center Campus: John Felice Rome Center

Loyola has operated the Rome Center of Liberal Arts since 1962. The present campus, used since 1978, is located on Monte Mario, the highest hill in present-day Rome, about twenty minutes from downtown Rome by public transportation. The landscaped campus contains classrooms, a library, student dormitories, faculty and administrative offices, a chapel, a cafeteria, recreation and exercise rooms, a coffee bar and a basketball court.

For more information about the Rome Center campus, visit the Loyola University Rome Center Website.