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Frequently Asked Questions

General

When is the deadline for enrollment?

We do not have a strict enrollment deadline; however, space is limited and early enrollment is strongly encouraged. After we reach space capacity, we will not accept any additional registrations. Please note that our third-party hotel provider does have a strict deadline for reservations, so early registration is also important to obtain the best housing option, availability and rate.

What are the procedural requirements for enrollment?

In order to enroll in the program, you must complete our online enrollment application form and pay an initial $500 deposit (per program) which amount will then be deducted from the total tuition fee due.  The remaining tuition balance amount is then due at a later date, closer to the program start date.  (The $500 initial tuition deposit is requested only from persons who have been formally accepted into the program or “pre-accepted” based on their application data.)

Is any reading required prior to the start date of the program?

Yes. We will email preliminary reading materials to all registered and confirmed participants. To get the most out of our two-week intensive program, it is important for participants to read the cases and other materials sent in order to be prepared for the classroom presentations and discussions.

Can I easily stay in contact with my clients and business obligations?

Yes. Although it is an intensive program, the free wifi in the classrooms and hotel allows participants to stay in regular contact with their clients and their business obligations back home. 

Do I need to bring my laptop?

Although it is not obligatory to bring your laptop, we recommend you bring either a laptop or tablet with keyboard. Free wireless internet access is available in the classrooms.

What is the dress code for the program?

The dress code for the lectures is casual.  For professional activities the dress code is business attire.

Housing Accommodations

What is the cost for housing?

The cost for housing accommodations depends on the type of accommodations you reserve.  IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a custom weblink to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the discounted rate of $109/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the rate of $70/person/night.   The shared two-room suite rate assumes you would share with another IUSLAW program participant (which we facilitate).  All rooms and suites include refrigerators and microwave ovens.

Early registration is encouraged in order to secure one’s preferred accommodation choice.  For more information or assistance regarding housing accommodations, please email us.

Do the rooms have internet access?

Yes, the Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have free wireless internet access.

Can I prepare meals in the hotel room?

The Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have a refrigerator and microwave oven in each unit and a grocery market is located across the street.

Can I arrange my own housing elsewhere?

Yes, you can arrange your own housing accommodations elsewhere. It may be possible for you to find less expensive (but much less conveniently located) accommodations on the internet.  The best value available however is to be found in IUSLAW’s special discounted rates at the Melrose Hotel.

Tuition Fee

How much is the total tuition fee?

The total tuition fee for the program is $3,495. A $500 deposit is required to pre-register, and the remaining $2,995 is due shortly before the start of the program.  Course materials as well as a number of professional and social activities are included in the price.

For persons registering also for our “U.S. Legal English” nine-day pre-seminar, the total combined tuition fee due for both programs–after accounting for the multi-program discount–is $5,090  ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus $1,995 U.S. Legal English minus $400 multi-program discount).  For persons registering also for our one-week “Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance” program, the total combined tuition fee is $4,590 ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus  $1,795 Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance minus $700 multi-program discount).

Are scholarships or discounts available?

IUSLAW can provide a limited number of need-based partial tuition scholarships in the form of discounts off the regular tuition fee.  The amount of the discount depends on the relative financial need of the participant.  Our ability to award scholarship discounts is very limited, so we encourage you to seek other funding sources to support your participation. You may wish to seek sponsorship from, for example, your employer, your government or from foundations.  (Employers will generally pay for employees’ participation due to both the CLE/CPE [Continuing Legal Education / Continuing Professional Development] benefits as well as the professional networking and business development aspects of the program.)   Group discounts are also available.

Is there a deadline to apply for a scholarship discount?

The deadline to apply for a need-based partial tuition scholarship discount is May 1.

Career Assistance / Bar Exam

Does the Institute offer any form of career assistance?

The Institute’s career development professionals can advise program participants with regard to any of their career goals that may relate to U.S. law. In very limited instances, we can assist participants in finding suitable temporary, short-term, volunteer positions upon successful completion of the Introduction to U.S. Law program. The availability of such short-term, temporary professional experiences is extremely limited and will depend in part on a participant’s qualifications and visa status. Any participant interested in pursuing such a placement following the U.S. Legal Methods program should indicate this at the time of his or her registration. Under no circumstances would a participant be allowed to stay longer than the end date stated on the participant’s visa or other immigration papers.

Will the program prepare me for the bar exam?

For participants wishing eventually to take a state bar exam in the United States, “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” will be a very useful program.  After the program, participants may have the opportunity to stay in the U.S. for an extra few months and take additional bar preparation courses at law schools with which IUSLAW cooperates, or they might follow the more standard route and pursue an LL.M. at a leading U.S. law school.  Although our “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” program is a very helpful step in the bar preparation process, additional course work is generally required before foreign lawyers will be allowed to sit for a state bar exam in the United States.  Persons who have completed their law school education in a common law country, however, may be eligible to take a state bar examination after the IUSLAW program without completing additional courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

When is the deadline for enrollment?

We do not have a strict enrollment deadline; however, space is limited and early enrollment is strongly encouraged. After we reach space capacity, we will not accept any additional registrations. Please note that our third-party hotel provider does have a strict deadline for reservations, so early registration is also important to obtain the best housing option, availability and rate.

What are the procedural requirements for enrollment?

In order to enroll in the program, you must complete our online enrollment application form and pay an initial $500 deposit (per program) which amount will then be deducted from the total tuition fee due.  The remaining tuition balance amount is then due at a later date, closer to the program start date.  (The $500 initial tuition deposit is requested only from persons who have been formally accepted into the program or “pre-accepted” based on their application data.)

Is any reading required prior to the start date of the program?

Yes. We will email preliminary reading materials to all registered and confirmed participants. To get the most out of our two-week intensive program, it is important for participants to read the cases and other materials sent in order to be prepared for the classroom presentations and discussions.

Can I easily stay in contact with my clients and business obligations?

Yes. Although it is an intensive program, the free wifi in the classrooms and hotel allows participants to stay in regular contact with their clients and their business obligations back home. 

Do I need to bring my laptop?

Although it is not obligatory to bring your laptop, we recommend you bring either a laptop or tablet with keyboard. Free wireless internet access is available in the classrooms.

What is the dress code for the program?

The dress code for the lectures is casual.  For professional activities the dress code is business attire.

Housing Accommodations

What is the cost for housing?

The cost for housing accommodations depends on the type of accommodations you reserve.  IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a custom weblink to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the discounted rate of $109/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the rate of $70/person/night.   The shared two-room suite rate assumes you would share with another IUSLAW program participant (which we facilitate).  All rooms and suites include refrigerators and microwave ovens.

Early registration is encouraged in order to secure one’s preferred accommodation choice.  For more information or assistance regarding housing accommodations, please email us.

Do the rooms have internet access?

Yes, the Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have free wireless internet access.

Can I prepare meals in the hotel room?

The Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have a refrigerator and microwave oven in each unit and a grocery market is located across the street.

Can I arrange my own housing elsewhere?

Yes, you can arrange your own housing accommodations elsewhere. It may be possible for you to find less expensive (but much less conveniently located) accommodations on the internet.  The best value available however is to be found in IUSLAW’s special discounted rates at the Melrose Hotel.

Tuition Fee

How much is the total tuition fee?

The total tuition fee for the program is $3,495. A $500 deposit is required to pre-register, and the remaining $2,995 is due shortly before the start of the program.  Course materials as well as a number of professional and social activities are included in the price.

For persons registering also for our “U.S. Legal English” nine-day pre-seminar, the total combined tuition fee due for both programs–after accounting for the multi-program discount–is $5,090  ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus $1,995 U.S. Legal English minus $400 multi-program discount).  For persons registering also for our one-week “Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance” program, the total combined tuition fee is $4,590 ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus  $1,795 Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance minus $700 multi-program discount).  

Are scholarships or discounts available?

IUSLAW can provide a limited number of need-based partial tuition scholarships in the form of discounts off the regular tuition fee.  The amount of the discount depends on the relative financial need of the participant.  Our ability to award scholarship discounts is very limited, so we encourage you to seek other funding sources to support your participation. You may wish to seek sponsorship from, for example, your employer, your government or from foundations.  (Employers will generally pay for employees’ participation due to both the CLE/CPE [Continuing Legal Education / Continuing Professional Development] benefits as well as the professional networking and business development aspects of the program.)  Group discounts are also available.

Is there a deadline to apply for a scholarship discount?

The deadline to apply for a need-based partial tuition scholarship discount is May 1.

Career Assistance / Bar Exam

Does the Institute offer any form of career assistance?

The Institute’s career development professionals can advise program participants with regard to any of their career goals that may relate to U.S. law. In very limited instances, we can assist participants in finding suitable temporary, short-term, volunteer positions upon successful completion of the Introduction to U.S. Law program. The availability of such short-term, temporary professional experiences is extremely limited and will depend in part on a participant’s qualifications and visa status. Any participant interested in pursuing such a placement following the U.S. Legal Methods program should indicate this at the time of his or her registration. Under no circumstances would a participant be allowed to stay longer than the end date stated on the participant’s visa or other immigration papers.

Will the program prepare me for the bar exam?

For participants wishing eventually to take a state bar exam in the United States, “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” will be a very useful program.  After the program, participants may have the opportunity to stay in the U.S. for an extra few months and take additional bar preparation courses at law schools with which IUSLAW cooperates, or they might follow the more standard route and pursue an LL.M. at a leading U.S. law school.  Although our “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” program is a very helpful step in the bar preparation process, additional course work is generally required before foreign lawyers will be allowed to sit for a state bar exam in the United States.  Persons who have completed their law school education in a common law country, however, may be eligible to take a state bar examination after the IUSLAW program without completing additional courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

When is the deadline for enrollment?

We do not have a strict enrollment deadline; however, space is limited and early enrollment is strongly encouraged. After we reach space capacity, we will not accept any additional registrations. Please note that our third-party hotel provider does have a strict deadline for reservations, so early registration is also important to obtain the best housing option, availability and rate.

What are the procedural requirements for enrollment?

In order to enroll in the program, you must complete our online enrollment application form and pay an initial $500 deposit (per program) which amount will then be deducted from the total tuition fee due.  The remaining tuition balance amount is then due at a later date, closer to the program start date.  (The $500 initial tuition deposit is requested only from persons who have been formally accepted into the program or “pre-accepted” based on their application data.)

Is any reading required prior to the start date of the program?

Yes. We will email preliminary reading materials to all registered and confirmed participants. To get the most out of our two-week intensive program, it is important for participants to read the cases and other materials sent in order to be prepared for the classroom presentations and discussions.

Can I easily stay in contact with my clients and business obligations?

Yes. Although it is an intensive program, the free wifi in the classrooms and hotel allows participants to stay in regular contact with their clients and their business obligations back home. 

Do I need to bring my laptop?

Although it is not obligatory to bring your laptop, we recommend you bring either a laptop or tablet with keyboard. Free wireless internet access is available in the classrooms.

What is the dress code for the program?

The dress code for the lectures is casual.  For professional activities the dress code is business attire.

Housing Accommodations

What is the cost for housing?

The cost for housing accommodations depends on the type of accommodations you reserve.  IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a custom weblink to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the discounted rate of $109/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the rate of $70/person/night.   The shared two-room suite rate assumes you would share with another IUSLAW program participant (which we facilitate).  All rooms and suites include refrigerators and microwave ovens.

Early registration is encouraged in order to secure one’s preferred accommodation choice.  For more information or assistance regarding housing accommodations, please email us.

Do the rooms have internet access?

Yes, the Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have free wireless internet access.

Can I prepare meals in the hotel room?

The Melrose Hotel rooms and suites do have a refrigerator and microwave oven in each unit and a grocery market is located across the street.

Can I arrange my own housing elsewhere?

Yes, you can arrange your own housing accommodations elsewhere. It may be possible for you to find less expensive (but much less conveniently located) accommodations on the internet.  The best value available however is to be found in IUSLAW’s special discounted rates at the Melrose Hotel.

Tuition Fee

How much is the total tuition fee?

The total tuition fee for the program is $3,495. A $500 deposit is required to pre-register, and the remaining $2,995 is due shortly before the start of the program.  Course materials as well as a number of professional and social activities are included in the price.

For persons registering also for our “U.S. Legal English” nine-day pre-seminar, the total combined tuition fee due for both programs–after accounting for the multi-program discount–is $5,090  ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus $1,995 U.S. Legal English minus $400 multi-program discount).  For persons registering also for our one-week “Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance” program, the total combined tuition fee is $4,590 ($3,495 U.S. Legal Methods plus  $1,795 Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance minus $700 multi-program discount). 

Are scholarships or discounts available?

IUSLAW can provide a limited number of need-based partial tuition scholarships in the form of discounts off the regular tuition fee.  The amount of the discount depends on the relative financial need of the participant.  Our ability to award scholarship discounts is very limited, so we encourage you to seek other funding sources to support your participation. You may wish to seek sponsorship from, for example, your employer, your government or from foundations.  (Employers will generally pay for employees’ participation due to both the CLE/CPE [Continuing Legal Education / Continuing Professional Development] benefits as well as the professional networking and business development aspects of the program.)  Group discounts are also available.

Is there a deadline to apply for a scholarship discount?

The deadline to apply for a need-based partial tuition scholarship discount is May 1.

Career Assistance / Bar Exam

Does the Institute offer any form of career assistance?

The Institute’s career development professionals can advise program participants with regard to any of their career goals that may relate to U.S. law. In very limited instances, we can assist participants in finding suitable temporary, short-term, volunteer positions upon successful completion of the Introduction to U.S. Law program. The availability of such short-term, temporary professional experiences is extremely limited and will depend in part on a participant’s qualifications and visa status. Any participant interested in pursuing such a placement following the U.S. Legal Methods program should indicate this at the time of his or her registration. Under no circumstances would a participant be allowed to stay longer than the end date stated on the participant’s visa or other immigration papers.

Will the program prepare me for the bar exam?

For participants wishing eventually to take a state bar exam in the United States, “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” will be a very useful program.  After the program, participants may have the opportunity to stay in the U.S. for an extra few months and take additional bar preparation courses at law schools with which IUSLAW cooperates, or they might follow the more standard route and pursue an LL.M. at a leading U.S. law school.  Although our “U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law” program is a very helpful step in the bar preparation process, additional course work is generally required before foreign lawyers will be allowed to sit for a state bar exam in the United States.  Persons who have completed their law school education in a common law country, however, may be eligible to take a state bar examination after the IUSLAW program without completing additional courses.