Summer Abroad in The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Justice

Classes: June 1 – June 13, 2014 (3 units)

Application Information

Classes | Fees & Financial Aid | Housing | Exploring The Area | Travel Information | Testimonials | Contact Us

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Mix & Match:Students may enroll in the Geneva or Oxford program at the conclusion of the program in The Hague.

Classes: International Criminal Justice (3 units)

windmillThis two-week seminar at the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia allows students to spend extended periods observing actual proceedings of the Tribunal. Procedure and trial tactics are analyzed, giving students an opportunity of a lifetime to learn about criminal justice, trial advocacy, and comparative and international law. The Hague, where the ICTY is located, is the seat of the government of the Netherlands. The site of major organizations involved in international criminal jurisprudence, including the International Criminal Court and the World Court, as well as other major organizations such as the Peace Palace, The Hague Academy of International Law, and many others. The Hague has been called the “legal capital of the world.” Santa Clara’s program will include visits to such sites. Participants are required to write a paper reflecting on their experience. Application deadline for classes is March 24, 2014.

Fees & Financial Aid

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $300 for the class and an additional deposit of $700  is required to secure your spot and it is applied to the tuition charge

Tuition: The tuition charge is $1000/unit

Financial Aid: US law students are typically eligible for  financial aid to cover tuition, airfare, housing, food, local travel costs and school supplies (click here for more information)

Housing

Students are responsible for securing their own housing while at The Hague. There are a wide number of options available around the ICTY. Below are recommendations for previous students:

Hotel Bor, Novotel Den Haag World Forum (students shared rooms)

Exploring The Area

ShanghaiThe Hague, where the ICTY is located, is the seat of the government of the Netherlands. The site of major organizations involved in international criminal jurisprudence, including the International Criminal Court and the World Court, as well as other major organizations such as the Peace Palace, the Hague Academy of International Law, and many others, The Hague has been called the “legal capital of the world.” Santa Clara’s program will include visits to such sites. The Hague is immediately adjacent to the North Sea. Beach resort communities are a ten – minute tram ride from the ICTY. The Hague is but an hour by train to Amsterdam, and a short tram ride to the beautiful town of Delft. The central location also allows easy travel throughout Western Europe. The ICTY is about two miles north of city center, in a residential area, about a mile from the Peace Palace, but on a tram line that will connect students to all parts of the area. Adjacent to the ICTY are a number of hotels, restaurants, and other services.

Travel Information

ACE Insurance/Europ Assistance Information (all students enrolled in the program are covered)
US State Department Tips for Traveling Abroad
US State Department Travel Safety Information
US Department of State Country Specific Information
US Embassies/Consulates
US Department of State: Passport Services
US Department of State Worldwide Caution
Centers for Disease Control Health Information
Traveling with Disabilities at The Hague
Additional Information about Traveling with Disabilities

Testimonials

Summer 2011 Student Evaluation: Overall Experience 4.7, (Scale of 1-5, 1=poor, 5=excellent)

“Really enjoyed the overall program. Very intensive and I learned a lot in the small amount of time that we had.” Natalie H., SCU (2012)

“This was a wonderful program. I was very impressed with the speakers we had—practicing attorneys and judges from the various courts we visited—they were clearly among the best their countries have to offer the legal world. I also appreciated the fact that we got to hear from both the offices of the prosecutor and the defence and learn about the challenges each side faces.” Hazella B., SCU (2012)

“Santa Clara’s programs at The Hague and Geneva significantly altered the course of my life. The programs gave me the opportunity to network with personnel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as a result of which I was offered a semester-long externship at the UN. I was inspired by Santa Clara faculty, who have helped me craft a meaningful career in international law.” William Fife III, Florida Coastal University (Summer 2011)

“ICJ, ICTY, and ICC were all amazing. I am still in shock by the access we were able to get to these buildings and courts.” Anonymous, SCU (2011)

“I found all of our speakers to be absolutely excellent. Each had a unique perspective and I enjoyed them all. The fact that we were able to hear from the biggest and most top-ranking people at both the ICTY and ICC made this program truly special.” Anonymous, SCU (2011)

“I had a great experience. The program was great and informative. Sparked my interest in international criminal law.” Anonymous, Cal Western School of Law (2011)

Contact Us

The Hague Program Director: Prof. Anna Han
Director of Summer Programs: Vinita Bali
Program Manager: Monica Davis

Enrollment Limit: 25 Students