Thank you for your interest in Catholic University’s International Human Rights Summer Law Program in Rome, Italy!

The Law School's Rome Program will be offered in Summer 2020, from May 16th to June 6th. The program is offered in even years and will be offered again in 2022.

This program allows students to earn four credits over an intensive three-week program of study. Because the program is concentrated in three weeks, it is completed June 6, 2020. This allows students to pursue summer employment after the program is over. It also makes the program particularly accessible to evening students who are employed. During the three-week session, students will be able to select from a group of courses focusing on different aspects of human rights law. Formal study will be supplemented with visits to local legal institutions and organizations, as well as the opportunity to explore the city of Rome and enjoy some of Italy’s religious, cultural, and historic treasures.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the program more fully, please contact the Program Director, Prof. Susanna F. Fischer at