Leiden, Netherlands

Columbia Summer Program in American Law

when 6 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 3450

For more than 50 years, students and professionals from all over the world have joined us in the picturesque Dutch cities of Leiden or Amsterdam for the Columbia Summer Program to learn about all aspects of American Law taught by distinguished Professors from Columbia University.

Besides the excellent educational aspects, the Columbia Summer Program is also known for its exceptional fine atmosphere amongst participants and professors from Columbia University. The bonds summer students form with professors are strengthened outside the classroom, through daily lunches at the university and social activities. Hans Smit established the program with this collegial atmosphere in mind.

Course leader

Prof. Ed Morrison

Target group

Law graduates, who are professionally active in the practice of law, industry, commerce, government, international organizations or related activities are eligible for admission to the Summer Program. Law students in an advanced phase of their studies may also be admitted.

Course aim

Educate students in all aspects of American law

Fee info

EUR 3450: If you are currently enrolled in full-time education. A €250,- discount applies to students and professionals when applying before the early-bird deadline (February 1st 2020).
EUR 4300: If you are currently NOT enrolled in full-time education. A €250,- discount applies to students applying and professionals before the early-bird deadline (February 1st 2020).


Students applying to the Columbia Summer Program have the option to apply for a number of scholarships. Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at once. However it is not possible to combine scholarships or combine a scholarsh