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

The Program is offered in even years and will take place again in Summer 2024. Please peruse the website for a description of the 2022 Program. The format and focus of the Program will remain the same, however new courses developed especially for the Program will be announced in the fall of 2023.

This program allows students to earn four credits over an intensive three-week program of study. Because the program is concentrated in three weeks, from mid-May through the first week in June, students can pursue summer employment after the program is over. 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