Loyola University New Orleans College of Law offers a program of legal studies in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with the beautiful Hotel Posada Jacarandas serving as the campus. Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Cuernavaca has been a resort since the days of Cortes. It is a smaller, more manageable city than the capital, yet it is an hour and a half from the attractions of Mexico City on modern, inexpensive buses. All courses offered are ABA approved for transfer credit. They will be taught by faculty from Loyola, Mexico, and other American and foreign law schools. Classroom instruction will be enriched with a series of field trips to many points of cultural interest. Trips to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, the caves of Xochicalco, Mexico City, the mountain village of Tepotzlan and the colonial city of Taxco are included in the program. Some students take a weekend trip to Acapulco on their own.
The program is co-directed by Keith Vetter and Luz Molina, professors of law, and will offer interaction with the Mexican legal community, including optional tours of judicial, legal and government offices and a mandatory conference with the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Morelos. In addition, Loyola College of Law has a relationship with the highly regarded Cuernavaca Language School. Our students are offered, at a substantial discount, a specially designed abbreviated immersion course in Spanish. Companions may take a more intensive course, again with a special Loyola discount. Either Spanish course includes optional housing with a Mexican family.