The Binnenhof at night

Academic Program - The Hague, Netherlands

Interior of government building The Hague program contains four separate one-credit hour courses. Classes will usually meet during the mornings, Monday-Thursday, leaving afternoons and three-day weekends free for travel and other activities. All course instructions will be in English. 

This summer study abroad program has been approved by the American Bar Association.

The Hague program includes the following modules.

Track 1:

  • Reparations in Domestic and International Mass Claims Processes (Jason Palmer, Stetson)
  • U.S. Policing and International Human Rights Tribunals (Judith Scully, Stetson)
  • Family Law and International Tribunals: The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Tim Arcaro, Nova) 
  • Elder Law - Global Aging (Rebecca Morgan, Stetson)

Track 2:

  • The United States and the International Court of Justice (William Merkel, Charleston)
  • Comparative Law and Religion (Andrew Spiropoulos, Oklahoma City)
  • International Tribunals and the Law of War (Peter Margulies, Roger Williams)
  • The World at Stake! International Environmental Adjudication and Arbitration (Paul Boudreaux, Stetson)

See Courses for a more complete description of the classes offered this summer.


Classes will be held at the Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands. The administrative office of the resident directors for the program is located nearby the classroom.