Stetson Study Abroad Comes to You
About the Program
We are excited to announce a reimagined version of a study abroad program. We will be offering multiple courses focused on topics of international, foreign, and/or comparative law importance. You may choose to take one, or many, of the options. This is a great opportunity to learn about these topics of law without the need to travel or to incur additional travel-related expenses.
Stetson Study Abroad Comes to You will be offered between July 5 and July 30, 2021. Each course will last one week, and students may choose to take 1-4 courses over the duration of the 2021 offerings. Courses will generally be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. Exact course schedule is to be determined.
- July 5 – 9, 2021
- July 12 – 16, 2021
- July 19 – 23, 2021
- July 26 – 30, 2021
Classes will include
July 6 - 9, 2021
- Health Law Issues and Human Rights in Africa, taught by Professor Florence Shu-Acquaye, Nova Southeastern University This course will explore Health Law and Human Rights issues that make the African continent unique. It will highlight, the predicament of African Women and the current strategies and interventions to address these. The course will increase the understanding of the role of International and regional Treaties dealing with Human Rights in Africa, and their application within that context.
July 12 - 16, 2021
- International Space Law, taught by Professor Roy Balleste, Stetson University College of Law The course will examine the role of international law in the regulation of outer space activities, including those related to the moon and other celestial bodies. Specifically, the course examines the current and potential future uses of outer space. The course addresses the international institutions that are involved in this process, the legal regime of outer space and celestial bodies—including the exploitation of space natural resources—the legal status of spacecraft including their registration, liability considerations, and assistance to astronauts. The course will also focus on recent developments and more specific topics in space law, which include mining, commercialization, space tourism, and claims of sovereignty over outer space and celestial bodies. The course will also address military activities (space force) and the intersection of cyberspace with outer space.
- South Africa: From Apartheid to Democracy, taught by Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore, Mercer University School of Law This course tracks South Africa’s political transition from the Apartheid Era to a modern democracy. Students will learn about the legal institutions’ structures supporting apartheid (including forced removals, travel restrictions, prohibition of interracial marriage) and suppression of resistance to race-based policies. They will also learn about the movements and pressures (internal and external) that led to the fall of apartheid. Finally, the course will explore the South Africa’s transition to the Government of National Unity and its current form of government, including the structures of the new parliamentary representative democratic republic, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
July 19 - 23
- War Crimes & Courts-Martial, taught by Professor Jennifer North, Charleston School of Law This class is a study of the Laws of War, the Geneva Conventions, the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial, as well as other relevant statutes and cases. This course examines the laws governing the battlefield – jus in bello – as it applies to U.S. military service members and insurgent groups charged with war crimes. Other topics include targeted killing, torture, an introduction to the International Criminal Court, and the constraints of the rules of engagement. The U.S. military justice system is examined, alongside historical cases of war crimes. Current events are discussed in conjunction with international governing doctrines of the Laws of Armed Conflict.
- Reproductive Rights: An International Human Rights Approach, taught by Professor Brittany L. Raposa, Roger Williams UniversityThis course will utilize and international human rights framework to look at the central issue of reproductive rights as human rights. The course will comparatively look at the following areas: (1) sterilization; (2) abortion law; (3) the exercise of reproductive rights for different groups of individuals; and (4) reproductive technology. The course will examine these selected aspects of the rapidly changing legal landscape affecting reproductive rights, health and justice internationally. Further, the course will analyze the competing doctrinal, legal and constitutional bases of individual rights in these areas, evaluating dominant comparative theoretical frameworks within which reproductive rights are commonly understood.
July 26 - 30, 2021
- The Ethics of Advocacy in the U.S. and England and Wales: a Comparative Approach taught byProfessor Patrick Longan, Mercer University School of Law One of the leading scholars of legal ethics in America, the late Deborah Rhode, has written, “The clash between lawyers’ responsibilities as officers of the court and advocates of client interests creates the most fundamental dilemmas of legal ethics.” Lawyers in the United States and in England and Wales must balance their duties to clients with their duties to the courts under very different sets of rules. In the U.S., almost all of the states have adopted some variation of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, whereas in England and Wales the Code of Conduct of the Bar Standards Board governs.
Courses offered will each cost $1200 per credit hour. All courses being offered for the Stetson Study Abroad Comes to You 2021 program will be worth one credit hour, and taught over a one week period. Courses will meet for three (3) hours a day for synchronous courses (Monday thru Thursday), with Friday being reserved for a final examination.