Loyola’s general academic policies apply to Summer Legal Studies programs. Thus, students must attend 80 percent of all classes, and final examinations will be graded on the traditional A-F (+,-) scale. Students must check with their law schools to determine that the credit and grade will be accepted toward graduation requirements at their institutions.
Any student currently enrolled and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school may register for the Vienna program. Loyola students must be carrying a GPA of 2.20 or above (by the program start date) to participate in any of or Summer Legal Studies Programs. Last year’s program included 14 students from Loyola and other law schools. As foreign students are invited, a few students from Austria and other foreign countries may participate.
Applicants should be aware that participation in foreign programs cannot always be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration of graduation should consult an appropriate official at their own law school in light of ABA Accreditation Standard 305, Interpretation 4.
Loyola does not anticipate the need to cancel this program. However, ABA regulations require a disclosure that certain events such as war, natural disaster, or insufficient enrollment could cause cancellation.
1. For cancellation that occurs after a deposit has been paid, the program director will use his best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.
2. If the program is canceled, all money advanced by the student shall be refunded within twenty (20) days after the date of cancellation.
State Department Advisories
I. Consular Information Sheets
1. As part of the registration materials for the program, the Office of International and Comparative programs shall supply the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet for the country(ies) in which the program will be conducted; “Areas of Instability” will be included. If the Consular Information Sheet is revised during a program to announce an “Area of Instability” in the region in which the program is being conducted, the updated information will be distributed promptly to students.
2.If the program is held in an “Area of Instability,” students will be permitted to withdraw upon learning that the site has been declared to be such an area. Students shall be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date the site was declared an “Area of Instability.”
II. Travel Warnings
1. If, prior to the commencement of a program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for the country(ies) in which the program will be conducted, all registrants will be notified promptly of the warning and be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. Students who withdraw shall receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after withdrawal. In the event that a program is canceled, students shall receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation.
2. If, during the course of a program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for the country(ies) in which the program is being conducted, students will be notified promptly of the warning and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. Students who withdraw will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal. If the program is terminated, students shall be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date the Travel Warning is issued.