Aberdeen Summer Abroad Program, Scotland
June 24, 2013 to July 26, 2013
The University of Baltimore School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Law School, sponsors a Summer Abroad Program in Comparative Law at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. The program, which runs from mid-June to the end of July, provides students with insight into the laws of another country and a new perspective on the American legal system. Courses are taught by University of Baltimore and University of Maryland faculty, jointly with members of the University of Aberdeen faculty. Courses offered vary from year to year. The five-week program is open to students who have completed their first-year courses and are in good academic standing. Financial aid is available.
The University of Aberdeen enjoys a rich heritage, dating from the 1495 founding of King's College. In 2006, Newsweek magazine named it as one of four “Scottish Ivies.” Also this year, Aberdeen Law School was ranked the best in Scotland and fifth in the United Kingdom by the London Times.
The modern city of Aberdeen is located on the edge of the Grampian Highlands between the Rivers Dee and Don on the icy North Sea. The “granite city,” as it is known, is lined with a profusion of roses, beautiful parks and venues for numerous sports activities (especially golf), as well as a lively nightlife and pub scene. It is easily reached by plane from London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Reykjavik.
Transportation by bus within the city is convenient and inexpensive. Major tourist areas like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Oban and the Isle of Skye are accessible by train or bus.
Summer weather in Aberdeen is similar to fall in the mid-Atlantic region—often bright and cool or rainy and cold. During the summer, Aberdeen residents enjoy 20 hours of sunlight each day.
Each Fall semester an Aberdeen University faculty member visits Baltimore to teach a one-credit comparative law course.