Summer Program

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England


Sidney Sussex College from June 30 – August 1, 2013

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Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Chapman University School of Law and Houston College of Law, will conduct the eighth annual study-abroad program at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England, June 30 – August 1, 2013. Cumberland School of Law has conducted study-abroad programs in England since 1991, first at the University of Kent in Canterbury, then Collingwood College, University of Durham, England, moving the program to Cambridge in 2006. Houston College of Law and Chapman University School of Law cosponsored the Durham program with Cumberland School of Law for several years. In 2012, the Cambridge program included 13 Cumberland School of Law J.D. students, two J.D. students from Campbell University, two J.D. students from Houston College of Law University and five Cumberland School of Law Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) students. Most M.C.L. candidates are judges from Brazil, though other countries may also be represented. The study-abroad experience is enhanced by extensive interaction with judges and lawyers from outside the U.S. and by the participating J.D. and M.C.L. students. Sidney Sussex College is centrally located in Cambridge, convenient to many destinations of interest to students, including transportation by bus and train.

All students take the one-credit first-week course, The English Legal System and European Union: A Comparative Overview. Each student chooses two elective courses (two credits each) for the remainder of the program.


The English Legal System and European Union: A Comparative Overview (1 hour) Adjunct Professor Adrian Jenkala, Barrister

This course explores the English Legal System, the role of the judiciary, and the current interface of the English system with the European Union. The course offers students a unique opportunity to understand the practical and academic aspects of the emerging constitutional basis for the European Union and its effects on the English system of justice. This course serves as an introductory orientation to the legal environment of the UK, and its relationship to the European Union, in order to provide perspective for the other comparative and international courses that will comprise the remainder of their time in Cambridge.

European Union Law (2 hours) Adjunct Professor Professor Adrian Jenkala, Barrister

This course is designed to further students’ understanding of the European Union (EU) and its legal system. Topics include a review of the essential history and institutions; comparisons to other similar organizations (NAFTA, MERCOSUR, the African Union, ASEAN, and the WTO); the relationship between the law of the European Community and the law of its member states; the four freedoms; and significant substantive initiatives including the Lisbon Treaty. Students gain familiarity with the European Union (EU), its institutions, its legal and administrative structure, and its relationships with its member states. Students learn the overarching principles that govern EU law and develop facility in interpreting and understanding EU pronouncements.

Resolving Disputes Across Cultures (2 hours) Professor Nancy Schultz, Chapman University School of Law
Discussion of negotiation and mediation strategies and techniques, with emphasis on sensitivity to working with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Topics will include negotiation courtesies, expectations as to directness of communication, the importance of relationships, and ethical issues. Students will practice communication, negotiation, and mediation skills, and they will learn how negotiation and mediation relate to litigation and the legal context. Students will develop the ability to employ basic negotiation and mediation techniques and to recognize and address cultural styles and differences in communication techniques. Student will learn and apply strategies for use in different phases and approaches to negotiation and mediation.

International Banking Law (2 hours), Professor Michael Floyd, Cumberland School of Law

The risks and consequences of financial institution failure have been worrisome for centuries, in varying degrees. These concerns have been particularly acute since 2008 because of the increasingly complex interconnections among banks and related financial institutions, the worldwide scope of many of these entities, and the concern that some have become “too big to fail.” This course explores the regulatory framework for banks within and across national borders. Following an overview of the role of financial intermediaries in national and international commerce, the course will explore various topics including national and international supervision of banking, capital adequacy and lending issues, and privacy/secrecy requirements. Students will gain an understanding of the importance and nature and various approaches to bank regulation, and will gain experience and facility in interpreting and applying various statutory and regulatory codifications of these regimes.

Global Issues in Education, Equality, and Human Rights Law (2 hours) Professor Lisa Lukasik, Chapman University of Law
Education was formally recognized as a human right in 1948 with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Education as a human right has remained high on the agenda of the international community and has been reaffirmed in numerous global human rights treaties, including for example the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the international law on human rights; compare the manner in which different nations use distinct legislative, administrative, or other measures to secure those rights in compliance (or not) with international law; and analyze and critique the effectiveness of select nations’ chosen measures to secure human rights, focusing on access to education and promotion of equality.

The Professors

Professor Lukasik is a nationally-recognized authority in education law and policy, with experience as a public school teacher in the United States and Europe and as a lawyer on behalf of American public schools. She now serves as an Assistant Professor of Law at Campbell University
School of Law where she teaches a variety of courses in civil rights litigation, public school law, special education law, and torts. Professor
Lukasik is an honors graduate of both Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Professor Floyd is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B.,magna cum laude, economics), New York University (M.S., with distinction, accounting), Emory University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, Robert W. Woodruff Fellow, Order of the Coif). He served as a Judicial Clerk for Judge James C. Hill, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1987-1988 before entering private practice with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Atlanta, Ga., 1988-1991. He joined the Cumberland School of Law faculty in 1991. Professor Floyd is a Certified Public Accountant and former banking executive.

Professor Jenkala is a graduate of London University (B.S. and B. of Laws), University of
Westminster (Diploma in Law), Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Finals) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has more than twenty years experience as Barrister with advocacy rights in all of the courts of England and the European Court of Justice. He has taught for several years in Cumberland School of Law’s Cambridge and Durham programs, and his involvement in our U.K. efforts is very valuable.

Professor Schultz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A.), and the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.). After private practice at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, & Ingersoll, and Schnader, Harrison, Segal, & Lewis in Philadelphia, she taught at Villanova University Law School and the George Washington University Law School before joining the faculty of Chapman University School of Law. She coaches interscholastic teams in mock trial, moot court, client counseling, mediation, negotiation, and arbitration, and serves on the International Negotiation Competition Executive Committee and the International Client Counseling Competition Committee


(A) Administration, Housing and Meals – ($4,650.00 to include lunch on class days, $4,150.00 without lunch) Students will be housed in Sidney Sussex College. Double rooms are not available to students. Students must stay in a single room at Sidney Sussex. Visiting family members will need to make a hotel reservation. Breakfast (and lunch, if elected and prepaid) are included in the housing and meal allowance for registered students each class day of the program. Breakfast will be provided each weekend.

Lodging will be provided from June 30 and departure from Cambridge must occur prior to 9:30 a.m. on August 1. Evening meals may be purchased in one of the many local restaurants convenient to the lodging. The evening meal will not, other than the closing dinner on Sunday, July 28, be provided by the study-abroad program.

(B) Tuition and Technology Fee (Five Hours) – ($4,029.00)
This tuition cost is a flat rate of $3,989.00 for any hours undertaken. The maximum number of hours allowable pursuant to American Bar Association regulations for a program of this duration is five hours. The student will, therefore, be allowed to register for the one-hour course and two of the four two-hour courses offered. A $40.00 technology fee is also charged of all students to support the technology needed for the educational enterprise. The payment schedule below is based upon the tuition plus the administration, housing, meal, and technology fees.


$8,679.00 (with lunch on class days)

$8,179.00 (without lunch on class days

  Non-Refundable Application Fee, accompanying application. The deposit begins the registration process, initiates participation in the program, and submits the student to the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Payment Schedule: Half payable on or before March 29, 2013 Remainder payable on or before April 26, 2013


Payment Schedule:
Half payable on or before March 29, 2013 Remainder
payable on or before April 26, 2013





Academic Requirements and Application Information: To participate in study abroad programs, law students must have completed the first year of study or its equivalent in part-time study and be in good academic standing as determined by their home institution. Check each program for application deadlines. For information and application forms, contact Assistant Dean Wanda Morrow ( or (713) 646-1825.