Applications Now Open for Dominican Law Students to Participate in Exchange with the University of Georgia School of Law

August 19, 2014

Because of the great success of the first edition, the Global Dominican Academic Exchange Program and the University of Georgia School of Law are pleased to announce the second Transnational Law Program from October 18-26, 2014, in Athens, Georgia.

The Global Dominican Academic Exchange Program (GDAE) Transnational Law Program is a collaborative effort between
InteRDom, a program of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), the University of Georgia School of Law and the Ministry of Higher Education in Science and Technology in the Dominican Republic (MESyT).  The program will bring Dominican law students and young professionals to UGA Law for 8 days, where they will participate in a rigorous certificate program that introduces them to the American and international legal systems and education through a variety of courses and
social and networking activities.

When: October 18-26, 2014
Where: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Application Deadline:
September 5, 2014
Estimated Cost:
dependent on price variation in air travel

Dominican GDAE participants will join other students from international universities who are jointly participating in the prestigious program. In addition to their exposure to American legal education through academic courses, participants will experience campus life and enjoy social events designed to inspire
multicultural exchange and intellectual conversation with students and Georgia Law professors at one of the major research universities in the United States. It provides a unique opportunity for academic and cultural exchange and growth between Dominican and international participants and UGA Law LL.M. and J.D. students.

During their studies at Georgia Law, participants will also have access to the Alexander Campbell King Law Library and will be able to join the Georgia
Society for International and Comparative Law, a student-run organization that organizes international opportunities for member students, which will host a mixer for all program participants and current Georgia Law students at the conclusion of the program.

For more information, download the program information sheet here. To learn more about the University of Georgia School of Law and
of the success of the first program in April 2014, watch the videos at the links below:

Interview with C. Donald Johnson, Director of Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy
Global Dominican Academic
Exchange at the University of Georgia School of Law

The Transnational Law Program is an initiative of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy aimed at bringing law students from foreign universities to study at Georgia Law for one to two weeks, providing a
flexible curriculum and exposure to American legal education.

Dominican law students interested in applying may email to see if they qualify for the program. All interested students from the UASD must apply through the Academic Exchange Program department.  GDAE will not accept applications from the UASD that do not come
from this department.  Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2014, and must include the application form, unofficial transcript, resume, copy of passport and valid US Visa and a one-page essay describing why participating in this program would advance his/her professional and academic goals.

The Global Dominican Academic Exchange program, a project of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican
Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), an extension of their internship, research and study program,InteRDom, aims to introduce Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourage dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions, thereby
encouraging and inspiring partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which will foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding.