Any student currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school is eligible to apply for the Nuremberg Summer Program. All applicants must truthfully complete and submit the application form along with a copy of their passport information by April 1 of the year in which the program they wish to participate occurs.
Applications must be printed and scanned and emailed or mailed to the Law School Admissions Office. By applying for admission to the Nuremberg Summer Program, applicants accept and agree to abide by the policies and expectations herein.
Creighton Law School reserves the right to reject any applicant. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis until the enrollment cap is reached. Early application is advised. Upon receipt of an application after the enrollment cap is reached, the Admissions Office will promptly notify the applicant of this fact and allow them the opportunity to have their name placed on a preferred wait list.
Tuition is $4000.00 per student. Tuition is due to be paid in full on May 30 of the year in which the program they wish to participate occurs. Non-Creighton students must submit a non-refundable $50.00 application fee at the time of application. All students must submit two non-refundable seat deposits, which are credited toward their tuition. The first seat deposit of $100.00 is due on May 1, and the second seat deposit of $100.00 is due on May 15.
Housing is neither provided nor arranged by Creighton Law School; students must secure and pay for their own housing in Nuremberg. The Program will make available several suggested websites to assist students in this process. Estimated housing expenses are in the range of 750.00 EURO. More expensive private apartments or less expensive dormitory accommodations are typically available.
Meals are neither provided nor arranged by Creighton Law School, with the exceptions of an orientation meal and a dinner after final exams at the end of the term. Based on a per diem allowance of $35.00 per day for 30 days, estimated meal costs are in the range of $1050.00.
Flights to and from Germany are neither provided for nor arranged by Creighton Law School, although recommended arrival and departure points and train connections to Nuremberg will be provided in materials to accepted students. Transatlantic flights from Omaha to Frankfurt in June are estimated in the range of $950.00. Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg are then available as well as trains and buses. It is highly recommended that students travel in groups where possible.
The required minimum level of health/travel insurance for students typically costs $50.00.
Refunds of monies paid to the Law School will only be made in accordance with the program change/cancellation policy below. Because the Law School makes financial commitments to various institutions well ahead of each summer program, refunds cannot be made based on injury, illness, change of plans by the student, or failure to gain entry into Germany.
Attendance & Participation
Students are expected to attend all classes and field trips. Excused absences can be granted by the professor on a case by case basis for illness or other difficulties, but unexcused absences may affect the student's course grade. Creighton Law School has a required attendance policy. Missing more than 20% of classes will result in a grade of AF (absence failure) for that course. Students are expected to be prepared and to participate in class discussion, case-briefing, role play, and other classroom exercises deemed by the professor to be an integral part of the educational experience. Evaluation of student performance is based primarily on a final examination for each course; however, the professor may take into account each student's level of participation and preparedness in determining that student's grade.
Students in the Nuremberg Summer Program must observe the highest standards of honesty. Students are expected to show respect in the classroom and on field trips, act courteously toward one another and German and Dutch citizens, and respect the customs of their host country and their housing providers. Inappropriate behavior, harassment, plagiarism, cheating, dishonesty, hostility or racism will not be tolerated. Students engaging in such conduct may be dismissed from the program without credit, without refund of tuition, their home school will be notified, and bar examiners will be notified of a character and fitness issue which should be investigated.
Students should bring professional attire to wear to court visits and political institutions. Otherwise, classroom dress is informal. Students must adhere to local German and Dutch law while on sight and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with any relevant provisions.
Each course carries a set number of credits earned for that course. Academic courses offered in the Nuremberg Summer Program are considered on the same basis as summer school courses at Creighton Law School's home campus. Thus, letter grades are assigned A through F on the same basis and are calculated in the students' GPA on the same basis for Creighton students. The final examination is the primary determinant of the students' grade for each course. For non-Creighton students, these grades may or may not be converted to pass/fail depending upon the policies of the home institution. Please check with your registrar on this point. Creighton Law School's grading policy can be found here.
Low enrollment, social unrest or instability, labor strikes, natural disasters, incapacity or unavailability of adequate faculty, travel warnings officially issued by the U.S. Department of State, or other unforeseen events beyond the Law School's control may require the program to be changed or cancelled in any given year. In either case, the Law School will promptly notify enrolled students as soon as possible upon learning of such eventualities. Students will be allowed to withdraw from the program upon receiving such notification and will receive a refund of any tuition paid to the Law School prior to the change or cancellation that occasioned the withdrawal. The Law School, however, is not responsible for the refund of any other fees, flights purchased, deposits on housing, or other related expenses.
Valid passports are required for enrollment and participation in the Nuremberg Summer Program. Students should apply early for passports as there is often a long wait for processing. Passports should not expire within six (6) months of the student's return to the United States.
Visas may be required of non-U.S. nationals participating in this program. Students traveling to Germany for this program do not qualify for work visas; they are considered traveling as tourists. Please check the German government requirements on passport/visa information to ensure that all requirements are met.
Creighton University requires all graduate and professional level students traveling abroad on a university affiliated program to carry travel/health insurance. This policy is handled and enforced by the Office of International Programs. Please download and complete the forms available on this website.
Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities should make such disabilities known to the Law School and to the housing provider they select in Germany. Every effort is made to accommodate disabilities; however, due to the age and potential barriers common in many European settings and older cities, undue hardship may result and accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
It is the policy of the University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities to faculty, employees, students and applicants for such opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, maternity and lactation status, status as a Vietnam-era, special, disabled, or other veteran who served on active duty during a war, campaign, or exhibition for which a campaign badge has been authorized in accordance with applicable federal law. In addition, it is the policy of the University to comply with applicable state statutes and local ordinances governing nondiscrimination in employment and educational activities. For more information, see University Policies and Procedures on Harassment and Discrimination, No. 2.2.3.
**Note: The Law School's normal policies remain in full force and effect and supplement the Nuremberg Summer Program policies to the extent of anything not covered.