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The Institute

Welcome to the Institute for U.S. Law.  We are a non-profit academic and research institute working to export the best of the U.S. legal tradition and to promote the just rule of law both at home and abroad.  IUSLAW aims to be a fortifying and stabilizing influence in the realm of international relations and development, helping citizens of all nations to share the Rule of Law values foundational to any free society, and upon which the United States was built.  We are dedicated to the training of non-U.S. lawyers, judges, professors and law students in most major aspects of U.S. Law and the U.S. legal system. To accomplish this, we work closely with a number of top law schools, law firms, federal and state courts, and agencies and departments of the U.S. government to offer a variety of intensive courses for our visiting law professionals.

Our program participants become better equipped for leading positions in law firms, corporate legal offices, academia, the judiciary and government – at the international, national and local levels.  Participants benefit not only from our distinguished faculty and guest lecturers, but also from the many professional and social activities which the Institute organizes to enhance each participant’s “Washington experience.”

Summer Programs
Of special interest is our annual “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” summer program for non-U.S. lawyers and advanced law students.  Each summer the Institute hosts foreign lawyers for several weeks in Washington to take part in this immersion program in U.S. law – both theoretical and practical, and with approximately 25 lecturers from the ranks of academia, the judiciary, major U.S. law firms and the government.  The program is formally affiliated with the George Washington University Law School. It is preceded by an optional nine-day intensive introductory program on U.S. Legal English. It is sometimes followed by a one-week seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, U.S. Global Anti-Corruption, or Advanced Corporate Transactions.

Programs in Law, Culture and Democracy
Our programs focusing on Law, Culture & Democracy look deep into the sources of law and rights to account more adequately for those aspects of the law which are frequently overlooked or taken for granted. The goal is to better understand the proper context and confines within which the law operates, in turn facilitating adjudication between rights, liberties and duties often found to be in conflict.

Other Programs and Events
In addition to the above programs, we also conduct a variety of other seminars, in Washington, D.C. and overseas, as well as luncheons, workshops and other events. We are now also offering several online on-demand seminars.

We invite you to browse through our website, and contact us for more information regarding any of the Institute's programs and events.

Edward M. Andries
Institute for U.S. Law