Summer Program in Croatia Co-sponsored by Pitt Law
In July 2010, Pitt Law joined with Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law to launch a new summer law program in Croatia. The Institute of International Commercial Law & Dispute Resolution is a four-week program, taught by leaders in the field including Pitt Law Professors Ronald Brand and Harry Flechtner. It provides a broad introduction to international business transactions, followed by a focused examination of the law governing international sales of goods and international commercial arbitration. Starting with three weeks of instruction, the program culminated with a weeklong simulation of a dispute to develop students’ skills.
Ten Pitt Law students joined twenty-one other students from the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovena, Brazil, Croatia, India, Kosovo, Oman, and Tunisia for the inaugural program. Many of these students will use this experience as preparation for participation in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Dean Mary Crossley said of the program, “Partnering with two fine law faculties to present this collaborative Croatian summer program gives Pitt Law and the Center for International Legal Education a wonderful opportunity to build on our established strength in the area of international sales law and our experience in coaching students who are competing in the Vis Moot competition.”