CENTER FOR AMERICAN LAW STUDIES

Collegium Iuridicum II, room nr 2.5
ul. Lipowa 4
00-316 Warsaw, Poland
tel./fax (+48 22) 552 59 20
e-mail:
gmurzynska@law.ufl.edu or a.siedlecka@wpia.uw.edu.pl
http://www.cpa.uw.edu.pl

Director: dr hab. Ewa Gmurzyńska
Assistant to the Program: Agnieszka Siedlecka- Andrychowicz

The Center for American Law Studies  was a joint initiative of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Warsaw University Faculty of Law and Administration. The Center, which started its operation in October of the 1998/99 academic year, is designed for Polish law students of the third, fourth and fifth year, Erasmus students, as well as law school graduates with particular interest in the American legal system.  

The program offered by the Center  is a one-year program. During  each academic year  the Center offers ten courses. The courses are specially designed and selected to give students the best understanding of the common law system and unique issues of the American legal system, and to introduce the legal issues and problems which may be the most common in the students' future profession.

 Each course is taught for two weeks, five times a week for 1.5 hours. The courses are taught by  professors from University of Florida and other US universities. During the course of study, students are introduced to traditional and innovative teaching methods applied at American universities to insure a dynamic professional program. All the study materials necessary for class preparation will be provided by the Center.

After successful completion of the one-year course of study, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.

To qualify for admission, an applicant must:

  • be a law student of the second, third, fourth, or fifth year
  • be a law student of other University in Poland or Erasmus student
  • be a graduate of the law school
  • have a thorough and conversational knowledge of English to the extent of understanding English legal language; and submit required document.
The Course is subject to a tuition fee.