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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 2023

The 2023 edition of FIU Law’s Seville Study Abroad Program focuses on comparative elements of Constitutional and Criminal Law. Students will be able to earn 6 credits distributed in two courses especially designed and taught by Professors Elizabeth Price Foley and Margaret Brenan Correoso.  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 and Cádiz.

Click here for the full schedule.

Course Descriptions

Comparative Constitutional Law (3 credits) LAW 6251

Professor Elizabeth Price Foley,

This course will compare various aspect of U.S. constitutional law with other constitutions around the world, including: constitution-making and constitutional amendment; limited government; the consent of the governed, majority rule and representative government; separation of powers; judicial and other institutions for constitutional review; the right to privacy; protection for free speech and religious exercise; and rights to citizenship and secession.

Comparative Criminal Law (3 credits) LAW 6253

Professor Margaret Brenan Correoso,

This course entails a comparative analysis of important issues of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure against the background of various legal systems. The analysis focuses on American and continental European law and practice. Topics include structure and dynamics of criminal trials, prosecutorial and police discretion, lay participation in the administration of criminal justice, and a comparative analysis of crucial doctrines of substantive criminal law.


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 Constitutional and Criminal 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 and Cadiz.
  • 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, 2023.

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 2023:

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 at 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 Lisbeth D’Lima ( at the International & Graduate Studies Office at FIU Law.

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 2023 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's Nota informativa de la Comisión COVID de la US | Portal Universidad de Sevilla 

In accordance with the provisions of the Territorial Council of the National Health System, the COVID Commission of the University of Seville prepares this informative note in order to adapt and update the preventive actions for the 2022-2023 academic year in relation to COVID19:

  1. The organizational measures established in the Prevention Plan of the Center or Service corresponding to: interpersonal distance, capacity, entrance and exits, direction flows, use of elevators, etc. are suspended.
  2. The use of the mask is only mandatory on buses and public transport and in establishments included in the health regulations.
  3. It is not necessary to have a procedure to ensure traceability in case of covid19 positives in academic and/or work activities.
  4. In relation to cleaning, the need to intensify cleaning is eliminated, starting to be carried out in the usual way.
  5. In relation to ventilation, as long as the epidemiological situation allows it, the need for it to be permanent is eliminated. Since ventilation is still an effective measure, it is recommended to keep the windows open for 10 minutes at the beginning of the day and 5 minutes every hour to achieve good ventilation.
  6. It is recommended to maintain a prudent attitude of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (coughing and sneezing into a handkerchief or elbow).

The program will abide by any additional measures that may be issued by the universities and government agencies in Spain and the United States.  More information about the Covid-19 policies issued by the University of Seville can be accessed here:

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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