The Law School has entered into a student exchange program with Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid, a Jesuit university with a law program, located in Madrid, Spain. Information about the University is available on its web site at http://www.upcomillas.es/eng/. Under this program eligible Creighton law students may take a resident semester (up to 12 credit hours) at Comillas, and eligible Comillas law students may take a semester of law school at Creighton. Only second and third year students may participate in the program. Third year students, however, will be given preference as second year students will still be in the process of fulfilling their requirements and thus would also need to obtain a waiver allowing them to delay some requirements to their third year. Participating Creighton students must be fluent in Spanish and approved by the Dean. Students accepted into the program continue to pay Creighton tuition and all their own expenses. Please refer to Academic Rule 6.11 for more information.
Professor Kelly is our designated point of contact under the agreement with Comillas thus see him if you are interested in participating in the program.
Law School Policies Related to Study Abroad at Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid
The Creighton University School of Law (hereinafter “Creighton” or the “Law School”) has an agreement with Universidad Pontifica Comillas, Faculty of Law located at Madrid, Spain (hereinafter “Comillas”), allowing the occasional exchange of students between their respective Universities. The objective of the exchange program is provide Creighton law students with an opportunity to engage in serious study of law in a different cultural setting, to expand opportunities for training in international and comparative law (particularly the laws of Spain and the European Union), and to increase dialogue and promote understanding between the students and faculty in Spain and the United States.
The exchange program is governed by the Law Student Exchange Program Agreement between Creighton University School of Law and Comillas, dated February 9, 2007, and is further governed by Academic Rule 6.11.
The exchange program is limited to second- and third-year students at the Law School who are in good standing. Students must be sufficiently fluent in Spanish to successfully participate in courses taught in Spanish. Interested students must apply to the Dean for acceptance into the program. Selections will be made based on the student’s academic standing and prospects for successful performance in the program and are made at the discretion of the Dean.
Students selected for participation will be assigned a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor must approve each student’s academic program and course selection. The student with the assistance of the faculty advisor must develop a written plan to define the educational objectives the student seeks to achieve while studying at Comillas. The plan must specify the methods to be used in evaluating the student’s attainment of those objectives. The faculty advisor also will monitor the course work of the student, including sufficient written work of the student, to ensure that the program meets standards equivalent to those at Creighton.
Creighton students participating in the program will pay to Creighton their regular tuition and fees and they will not be charged tuition or fees at Comillas. Students are responsible for all of their own expenses including room and board, travel and related expenses to and from Comillas, the costs of any course materials, the costs of medical insurance and medical care, and their own personal expenses.
Comillas Pontifical University (Universidad Pontificia Comillas) is a private Jesuit university in Madrid, Spain. Pope Leo XIII founded the original institution in Comillas in 1890, while Pope Pius X gave it the right to grant degrees in 1904. The university moved to Madrid in 1969, where it merged with several Jesuit institutions already in Madrid, including previously independent schools of law, business, and engineering, which are now considered some of the best professional schools in the country. The university is also known for its social work program and has colleges specializing in theology, canon law, and nursing. The university has almost 7,000 students.