Program Details

Site visits include a trip to Changhi Prison, a visit to a local law firm, as well as a visit to the Supreme Court.
Location:
New Delhi, India; Hanoi, Viet Nam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Singapore, Singapore
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Study in Singapore, a thriving economic hub, rich in numerous cultures and religions. The course in Southeast Asian Legal Systems is a fascinating look at the intersection of business and human rights in this multi-faceted and vibrant economy. After completing coursework in Singapore, students have the option of doing an externship in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, or India.

Site visits include a trip to Changhi Prison, a visit to a local law firm, as well as a visit to the Supreme Court.

The class in Singapore offers a comprehensive study on Southeast Asian Legal Systems. Students will initially engage in a comparative study of legal systems and traditions of the various nations within Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Students are introduced to Sharia Law during this segment of this course. The course then shifts focus to business and tax issues, and finally covers human rights law in the region. The faculty are drawn from local law schools in Singapore. These law faculty members are particularly renowned in international business and intellectual property.
Setting Description:
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, in the Southeast Asian region of the Asian continent. It is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is the world’s fourth leading financial center and a cosmopolitan world city, playing a key role in international trade and finance. The port of Singapore is also amongst the top five busiest ports in the world. Due to its diverse population and immigrant background, Singaporean culture has often been described as a mix of cultures – British, Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan. Foreigners also make up 42% of the population in Singapore and they play an important role in influencing Singaporean culture. Singapore is a major international transportation hub in Asia, positioned on many sea and air trade routes, and students often visit neighboring areas such as Malaysia and
Cost:
$1000 per unit

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