U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia will teach a constitutional law class in the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s study abroad program in France this summer, the San Diego-based school announced today.

Justice Anthony Scalia. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Scalia’s class for the course at the University of Nice School of Law will be titled, “Constitutional Law in a Global Context.”

“This is the fifth time that Justice Scalia will be teaching in the Nice Study Abroad Program, and we’re honored to have him participating,” said Thomas Guernsey, president and dean of Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone with one year of either part-time or full-time law school experience to study Constitutional Law in a Global Context on the French Riviera with a Supreme Court justice.”

Americans in the program, which runs from June 26 to July 21, study international law with counterparts from Europe and other parts of the world in an atmosphere that the school said fosters the exchange of ideas and exploration of cultural differences.

“The Nice program activities include a day in the French court, a luncheon lecture series featuring distinguished judges, law professors and practitioners of international law and a French class offered for free to all students,” said Susan Tiefenbrun, founding director of the program. “The University of Nice School of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international law in a city that is both beautiful and rich in European culture and history.”

Tuition for the program is $3,000. The Thomas Jefferson School of Law said it would help students find housing in either apartment-hotels with a kitchenette or in a hotel with a discount price.

The law school also is beginning this year a three-week study abroad program in Hangzhou, China — 30 minutes from Shanghai. The program will be operated in partnership with Zhejiang University.

— City News Service

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