In 2011 Touro inaugurated the first U.S. summer law school program in Vietnam. Approved by the ABA, the program is based in Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, it is a vibrant French-built city and the nation's cosmopolitan commercial center. Students are housed in a modern hotel in the Pham Ngu Lao district. Classes will also be held in the hotel during the morning; the afternoons will be free for students to study and explore Vietnam's largest and most exciting city.
During the four-day break between the sessions, everyone will visit two sites in Cambodia: the Extraordinary Chambers of the Cambodian Courts where the leaders of the Khmer Rouge are being prosecuted, and the Angkor Wat World Heritage Site, with its complex of fabulous Hindu temples—the ultimate lost city in the jungle. There is also an overnight program excursion to the Mekong Delta included in Session One, as well as a city tour. The program can facilitate optional trips to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue and Hoi An. Optional regional excursions can be arranged to the Cao Dai Holy See and the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Admission is open to any law student in good academic standing at his or her law school who has
completed the first year of full-time or part-time study. Admission is also open to attorneys on a space available basis to audit classes or to take classes for continuing legal education credit. In the Summer2011 program, 14 U.S. law students participated.
Full-program tuition of $6,400 includes up to 6 credits, double-occupancy housing at the hotel, breakfast every day, and in Session One lunch on class days and an overnight visit to the Mekong Delta. Students in both sessions will participate in the four-day trip to Cambodia. (Session One alone costs $3,500; SessionTwo alone costs $3,300.) The program can facilitate additional tours at the expense of the student.
To apply and for more information:
Kate Anderson, Summer Abroad Programs Coordinator,