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Study Abroad

Your Best Law School Experience in an Unforgettable City

FIU’s Study Abroad in Seville provides an excellent opportunity for you to earn six credits, while also expanding your knowledge of comparative and international legal issues as they pertain to Spain and the rest of Europe and experiencing the marvelous history and vibrant culture of Seville.  The academic component of this program is governed by the rules of FIU Law and the American Bar Association (ABA).  Classes will be offered at the University of Seville Law School in a convenient schedule that allows the students to explore the surroundings of the magnificent city of Seville and travel throughout Spain and the rest of Europe.  Additionally, the program will include guided visits to legal institutions, historical landmarks, lectures by University of Seville professors, and other academic and professional activities. 

 Seville Study Abroad Program 2024

The 2024 edition of FIU Law’s Seville Study Abroad Program focuses on comparative elements of Sports Law and International and Comparative Copyright Law. Students will be able to earn 6 credits distributed in two courses specially designed and taught by Professor Margaret Brenan Correoso and Professor Hannibal Travis.  All classes are offered in a convenient schedule that allows the students to explore the surroundings of the magnificent city of Seville and travel throughout Spain and the rest of Europe and to experience the marvelous history and vibrant culture of Seville and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Additionally, the program will include special activities and visits to legal institutions and historic places in Seville.

Click here for the full schedule.

Course Descriptions

Sports Law (3 credits) LAW 68401

Professor Margaret Brenan Correoso,

This course provides an introduction to Sports Law in the United States, discussion on current events and trends in Sports Law and provides a comparison of Sports Law in the United States and Sports Law in Europe. This course will explore the application of various legal doctrines to sports activities. Representative topics include regulation of amateur athletics, public regulation of sports activities, legal relationships and structures in professional sports, and legal issues involved in representation of professional athletes.  The students will work on a practical application of the law, including a negotiation of a contract between a club and an athlete.  This course will also examine recent case law in the respective jurisdictions.

Special Topics in Law: International and Comparative Copyright Law (3 Credits) LAW 7930

Copyright law governs authors, their co-authors, sales and licenses of creative and innovative works, infringement, permissible uses, damages, and extra-monetary remedies.  It extends beyond books, art, music, and movies to protect software, architecture, fashion, and even furniture and household goods.  Increased trans-Atlantic and global trade and the rise of network economies bring new important to international copyright, which has a long history.  This course will explore leading cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the United States courts, and the courts of selected EU member states, as well as scholarly or journalistic commentary on unusually unsettled issues.  If time permits, we will also examine some of the interplays between competition law and intellectual property, and actual or proposed forms of quasi-copyright based in trademark, personal likeness rights, and tort law, especially in the entertainment sector.  Student assessment will involve take-home exams and participation in live class discussions.


Other Academic Information

  • Classes and additional activities are scheduled Mondays through Thursdays until 3:30 pm.
  • Some classes and other activities will include guest lectures by University of Seville faculty.
  • Both courses are subject to the upper-level normalization as per FIU Law’s academic regulations.

The FIU Law Study Abroad Program in Seville is approved by the American Bar Association.


  • In-depth study of contemporary legal topics related to Sports Law and Copyright Law from the European, Spanish and U.S. perspectives.​
  • Overview to the legal system, institutions, and legal cultures of Spain, and the European Union.
  • Guided visits to legal institutions and historic places in Seville.
  • English instruction with the possibility of enrolling in additional activities in Spanish.

Professional development, networking, educational, social activities, and other opportunities of immersion into the cultures of Spain and surrounding countries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed the first-year curriculum, be enrolled, and in good academic standing at an ABA accredited law school
  • Hold a valid passport to travel to Spain
  • Submit required forms and documents
  • Pay non-refundable Registration fee ($275)
  • Pay travel insurance premium ($195)
  • Attend personal or phone interview
  • Complete pre-departure orientation by May 1st, 2024.

Registration, Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Payable to FIU

  • Tuition (6 credits) $ 4,500
  • Registration fee    $ 275
  • Travel insurance    $ 195

Estimated individual expenses**

  • Housing and meals $ 1,500
  • Airfare (MIA-SVQ-MIA) $ 1,200
  • Miscellaneous expenses $    500

 (**) These amounts are for reference only as individual expenses vary from student to student.  Each participant will be responsible for his or her own travel, lodging, and related expenses.

Tuition 2024:

The tuition of $4,500 for the four-week program covers two 3-credit courses. Registered students are required to all take six credits.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for FIU Law students through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, RDB 1044. Contact the College of Law Office of Financial Aid at 305.348.8006 or email College of Law Financial Aid <>. Students from other law schools should inquire about the availability of assistance at their own schools’ financial aid offices.

How to Register

COL Study Abroad Registration at FIU Global Affairs

  1. Complete online registration through FIU Study Abroad portal here
  2. Follow instructions, complete, and upload the documents requested.
  3. Pay a non-refundable $275 FIU Law registration fee, via the College of Law Registration Fee or with a check or money order payable to FIU paid in person at the International & Graduate Studies office (RDB 2073)
  4. Pay the mandatory fee of $195.00 for health insurance to cover you during your trip abroad when the prompt appears in your MY.FIU page, which will be approximately two weeks before departure. If you are a non-FIU student, you will receive special instructions from the Office of International and Graduate Studies on how to pay the health insurance fee.
  5. Non-FIU Law students, additionally have to complete Visiting Student Application and mail it in original form with the required documents to Lisbeth D’Lima ( at the International & Graduate Studies Office at FIU Law.

Cancellation Policy
FIU Law reserves the right to cancel this program at any time or make changes, modifications, or substitutions to the program.

Access for Persons with Disabilities
Students with documented disabilities who may require specific accommodations while studying abroad should contact Associate Dean Student Services Angelique Fridman (

The Florida International University College of Law offers an ABA approved Study Abroad in Spain each summer. The courses are considered part of the FIU curriculum and are approved, administered, and assessed by FIU-approved faculty. FIU affirms its commitment to ensure that each member of the University community shall be permitted to work or study in an environment free from any form of illegal discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, disability, sex (including sexual misconduct), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, veteran status, and/or any other legally protected status. The University recognizes its obligation to work towards a community in which diversity is valued and opportunity is equalized.

Health and Safety

FIU Law's 2024 Study Abroad Program in Seville will follow the health and safety precautions set forth by FIU via it's program Panther Protecting Panthers and by the University of Seville.

The program will abide by any additional measures that may be issued by the universities and government agencies in Spain and the United States. 

Should the University suspend, change, or make a substitution to a study abroad program based on the best interests of participants, including in cases of emergency or threats to health, safety, or security refunds of costs or fees will be made in accordance with published FIU policies and only if the funds are uncommitted and/or recoverable.  Payments made directly to an airline, travel agency or any third party are not recoverable by the University and cannot be refunded or reimbursed.


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