Panama from the Water

Panama City, Panama

Summer Legal Studies Program

May 11 - 24, 2014

The Panama City, Panama program is currently pending approval by the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association. 

Offered in cooperation with Universidad Latina de Panamá, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is pleased to present this dynamic and experiential two-week program in Panama City, Panama. This program is ideal for students who wish to study abroad and still have almost the entire summer for work. 

Panama is a particularly appropriate jurisdiction for a summer law program. Panama’s privileged geographic position, its dynamic financial sector, and the presence of the Panama Canal have combined to foster the development of a sophisticated legal sector.

Sharing features of Louisiana’s civil law system, Panama also shares some of the same unique characteristics as New Orleans – such as a rich Spanish colonial heritage, storied maritime history, flourishing economy, and copious natural resources. These characteristics make Panama City an excellent choice as a venue for the examination of comparative and international issues associated with environmental law, maritime law, and arbitration law.

In addition to being the first U.S. law summer abroad program in Panama, the Panama City program will continue Loyola’s tradition of offering quality Spanish language programs to our students.