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Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Abroad (FLPA)
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Open to Non-Creighton Students?: Yes
Program Description:

From Nuremberg to The Hague



In this 4 ½ week program, students learn about the legal impact of the Holocaust and the development of International Criminal Law as a distinct field covering genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and state aggression.  Located chiefly in Nuremberg in the heart of Bavaria, resident faculty and prominent German, Dutch and American guest lecturers teach classes in the actual location that spawned the National Socialist Movement in the 1930's that gave rise to Adolf Hitler's Nazi ideology and visit the actual courtroom where Nazi leaders were prosecuted in 1945.  A half-week field trip to The Hague allows students to meet today's international criminal tribunal judges and prosecutors as well as view current trials.

Nuremberg, Germany; The Hague, Netherlands

July 1 - July 28, 2018

Your classes will be held at Erlangen University, near the center of Nuremberg's Old City. You'll take two, three-credit courses:

International Criminal Law - Taught by Professors Mike Kelly and Sean Watts, the class explores the theoretical and practical reaches of major international crimes, such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression. Please note: You may not receive credit for this course if you have taken International Criminal Law on the Creighton campus.

From Nuremberg to The Hague - The Impact & Legacy of the Holocaust on the Law - This course, taught by Creighton Adjunct Professor Michael S. Bryant, is designed to foster a greater understanding of how traumatic events like the Holocaust impact the law and alter the trajectory of the law's development.

International Criminal Law Moot Court - Participate as a lawyer, witness, or expert in a mock court session that combines teams of American, German, and Kenyan law students who brief their cases and present arguments at the end of the semester before officials of the International Criminal Court. Oral arguments are held in Old Courtroom No. 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where Nazi war leaders were prosecuted after WWII.


PLS 440: Seminar on International Studies: International Criminal Law

PLS 440:  Seminar on International Studies: International Law and the Holocaust 

Eligible expenses for financial aid include:

Eurail Pass
Health Insurance
Total Cost

The total cost of the Nuremberg Summer Program is estimated at $10,000. Of that, $4,500 is tuition. Your summer school financial aid should apply. However, scholarships may not. Please check with the rules at your particular law school.

The Nuremberg Summer Program is open to Creighton University graduate, undergraduate, and law students as well as non-Creighton law students. All applicants must be in good standing at their institutions.


Sean Watts | | 402-280-3097

Tory Van Heuvelen | | 402-280-1204

Non-Creighton students, please contact
Lizzy Curran | | 402-280-2221

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. When all Jays Abroad application requirements have been completed, the application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by a program representative with further details.