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Buenos Aires Faculty-Led
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/10/2015 04/28/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Law Political Institutions Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.25
Program Type: College of Law Faculty-Led Program Options: Internship, Study Abroad
Academic Level: Law Student Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Other
Program Description:
Buenos Aires Summer 2014
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The program is open to law students, lawyers, and business professionals interested in studying in Argentina. Law students and lawyers should have an active interest in international business law and/or public international law to make the most of this exciting academic experience. While enrollment will be limited to 40 students, it is anticipated that approximately 20 students will participate in th program.

Foreign Law Students Welcome to Apply

Law students from foreign law schools are also eligible and invited to enroll in the program. Historically, only a few foreign law students have registered from the program. We therefore anticipate that only a small numbers of foreign law students estimated at no more than two individuals may participate in the program. It is anticipated that these students will all be from the host country in which the program is located.


The Buenos Aires, Argentina study abroad program focuses on comparative law, business law and international human rights. Argentina provides a fertile backdrop for the study of each of these. With regard to comparative law, Argentina is a leader in the application of international and regional obligations within its domestic law; comparative law is thus an integral part of the domestic law of Argentina. With respect to business law, American companies, and thus American law firms, are engaged in significant business transactions with Argentine companies.


All students will be enrolled in four separate one-credit hour courses based on international law, with a focus on Human Rights and Political Institutions. Classes will generally meet during the mornings, Monday-Thursday, leaving afternoons and three-day weekends free for social events and travel. All courses will be conducted in English. This program includes the following modules:

  • How International Human Rights Law and the Decisions of Foreign Courts Affect Domestic Law in the United States and Latin America (International and Comparative Law in Domestic Litigation) (James Wilets, Nova Southeastern)
  • The Disappeared/Truth Commissions (Kirkland Grant, Charleston)
  • Patents, Human Rights, and the WTO (David Hricik, Mercer)
  • The Evolution of Argentine Political Institutions (Martin Böhmer, San Andreas School of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Classrooms: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina Facultad de Derecho

The Argentina study abroad program will be held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stetson University College of Law leases class room space and other academic facilities from UCA for use in its study abroad program. Stetson and UCA have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that permits both student and faculty exchanges between the institutions. UCA does not publish its academic calendar on its website. However, UCA's academic calendar will be made available to all students by email in advance of the program.

The Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina Facultad de Derecho is a private university in the upscale Puerto Madero neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The law school is located in a newly constructed building with technologically advanced classrooms. The modern, spacious law library contains many legal resources, has plenty of study space, and has computer and e-mail facilities for student use. You may visit the Pontificia Universidad Catolica website at
Course Information

  1. Courses
  2. Calendar
  3. Class Schedule
  4. Internship Program
  5. Academic Policies
  6. Field Trips
  7. Faculty
Course material information will be made available at a later date.


  1. Travel Arrangements
  2. Cultural Habits and Attire
  3. Travel Tips

additional information

  1. Budget (student costs)
  2. Housing
  3. Entry Fee for US Citizens
  4. Financial Assistance
  5. Deposit and Tuition Refund
  6. Course and Field Trip Attendance Policy
  7. Nondiscrimination Policy
  8. Cancellation Policy
  9. Study Abroad Consumer Disclosures

Applicants with Special Needs
Most cities in South America, including Buenos Aires, are not as handicap accessible as cities in the United States. At the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) access for persons with disabilities to classrooms, offices and other facilities is limited. In addition, although the rooms are accessible by an elevator, the hotel is not designed for accessibility by physically disabled persons.

Applicants with disabilities or other special needs should contact the Office of International Programs at Stetson in advance to discuss arrangements. Stetson will make every effort to accommodate the special needs of applicants.