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Study Abroad Vienna: July 2 - July 14, 2023

Seat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 600 years and capital of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy until 1918, Vienna provides a rich and historic site for the program. A world-renowned center for art, architecture, music, and diplomacy, Vienna also served as a political nerve center of Europe for centuries. Located at the crossroads between East and West, Vienna has long been, and continues to be, the meeting place for diplomats, merchants, kings, and presidents. Vienna provides all of the trappings one would expect in an international city: palaces, monuments, gardens, museums, theaters, opera, and the university.

The University of Vienna Law School serves as the site of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program. Class instruction will be complemented by visits to the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Constitutional Court, the Austrian Supreme Court, and the Mauthausen Memorial (a former Nazi concentration camp). The program will also include a weekend trip to Prague, Czech Republic, where a three-hour lecture will take place at the Charles University, Faculty of Law.

Our Vienna, Austria program is currently ABA accredited.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vienna Teaching Assistants at


Comparative Legal Systems (1 credit hour)
Professor John F. Blevins & Professor Richard Gamauf
July 3-7 and July 10-14, 2023
9:00 - 10:10 AM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This course will present a comparative view of the legal traditions and institutions of the United States and other EU
countries (focusing particularly on the United States and Austria). It will provide a comparative examination of the differences between parliamentary and congressional governments and will also explore the differences in these countries’ judicial institutions. Finally, it will also compare some of the differences between common and civil law traditions.

Comparative Incarceration (1 credit hour)
Professor Andrea Armstrong
July 3-7 and July 10-14, 2023
10:20  - 11:30 AM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This course will examine the contoursof incarceration globally, including the differential rates of incarceration, disproportionate impacts, and the law that shapes these institutions. Students will contrast and compare U.S. Eighth Amendment doctrine governing conditions in prisons with international and European human rights treaties, as well as materials on incarceration from Kenya, England/Wales, South Africa, Thailand and others.

Comparative Employment & Labor Law Seminar (1 credit hour)
Professor Craig Senn
July 3-7 and July 10-14, 2023
11:40 AM - 12:50 PM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This seminar will examine various countries’ approaches to employment law, discrimination law, and labor law.
Specifically, it will discuss and contrast how the United States and other selected countries (e.g., Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Japan, etc.) address workplace rights and duties in the areas of anti-discrimination, family/medical leave, unionization/collective bargaining, immigration, and/or wage rates & work hours.


The principal instructors will be Professors John F. Blevins, Richard Gamauf, Arndrea Armstrong, and
Craig Senn. Professor Ursula Kriebaum will also be an instructor.

The Vienna Summer Legal Studies program does not provide housing. However, we recommend the 25 Hours Hotel Museums Quartier, the Hotel Alpha, and other facilities that our students have enjoyed over the past 20 years. The Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program Handbook contains a list of the facilities, as well as candid student comments describing them. We recommend that program participants read this part of the Handbook carefully so as to make the housing choice that is best suited for their needs and budget. Many students have enjoyed the use of Airbnb in Vienna to get the authentic feel of living abroad. The Vienna program Handbook and the Vienna Teaching Assistant can offer assistance in selecting accommodations, but making the actual hotel reservations is the responsibility of the student. Major credit cards are accepted.