Courses - Granada, Spain

Week 1:  June 6-9, 2022

The World at Stake!:  International Environmental Law and Adjudication (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Boudreaux, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Environmental law is among the most international of fields: water pollution flows over borders, air pollution drifts across continents, and poorer nations protect their wildlife from trade to wealthier countries.  Meanwhile, in recent years, many of the most important court decisions of international law have arisen through environmental disputes.  In turn, these cases provide excellent lessons for litigating with codes.

This course, The World at Stake!, will focus on international environmental law and adjudication.  If in Granada (my first choice) – the true beginning of Columbus’s voyage in 1492 and just a hundred miles from Africa – the course will focus on law and international trade.  If in the Hague, it will focus more on cases in the International Court of Justice and related tribunals.  If in South Africa, it would focus on environmental law issues of the developing world.

In all locations, the student will practice skills in interpreting complex code provisions, which is common in the code-law world and increasingly important in U.S. law.  They will read groundbreaking opinions on whaling by Japan, a brief for a climate change case, and the trailblazing “seal products” case against the European Union that explicitly integrated morality into international trade law. 

Week 2: 
June 13-16, 2022

Global Income and Wealth Inequality (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Phyllis Taite, Professor of Law, Florida A&M College of Law, Orlando, Florida.


The course will conduct a comparative analysis for income and wealth disparities in various OECD countries to determine commonalities between countries with high income and wealth inequalities compared to countries with low income and wealth inequalities. The course will examine the impact of income and wealth inequality and students will explore solutions for reducing income and wealth inequalities for each of the countries discussed.

Week 3:  June 20-23, 2022

International Privacy in the 21st Century (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR:  Steve Friedland, Senior Scholar and Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The course offers comparative observations of the evolving conceptions of privacy in the 21st century through the prism of changing laws in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia and then intertwines advances in technology, such as the Internet of Things, hacking, and biometric surveillance systems.

Week 4:  June 27-30, 2022

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (1 credit)

INSTRUCTORScott Titshaw, Associate Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law


This course will introduce students to immigration and nationality law in comparative context. In addition to an overview of the history of migration and immigration systems in select countries, students will examine the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, which govern refugee and asylum law worldwide. We then will compare how this international law is applied on a domestic level in each country.