Admission for academic year 2018/19


To qualify for admission, an applicant must:

   * be a law or PH.D. student of the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Law and Administration) or

   * be a law student or PH.D. student of the other University or

   * be a graduate of the law school or

   * be a student, PH.D. student or graduate of other disciplines ( e.g. linguistics, political science, economy) and have a basic knowledge of the Polish legal system

and

   * have a thorough and conversational knowledge of English to the extent of understanding English legal language; and

   * submit the following materials:

1. a completed application form together with a recent photo;
2. a photo copy of an index or USOS transcript including grades and subjects from all previous years (students) or copy of the diploma (graduates)
3. curriculum vitae;
4. cover letter with an explanation of the applicant's interest in participating in the program and career goals; and
5. a 3-page essay in English analyzing an important legal problem in recent years in Poland or worldwide, chosen by the applicant.


All students should feel free to submit any evidence of their proficiency in English such as: copy of a diploma from a foreign school in an English-speaking country, copy of a diploma from schools specializing in English language, or copy of the results of any English proficiency exam, e.g. TOEFL.


All required documents must be submitted to the Center for American Law Studies (please see specific information under Contact) on or before October 05, 2018. Earlier applications are encouraged.

Individual applicants may be invited for individual interviews.

Upon admission all applicant must pay tuition.

The amount of a tuition for the students and PH.D. students for a one year program in 2018/19 is 3.000 PLN. The tuition should be paid until October 15th, 2018.

A tuition for non-students is 6.000 PLN and may be paid in two installments - first in the amount of 3.000 PLN until October 15th, 2018 and second installment in the same amount until February 15th, 2019.

This academic year (2018/19) there is a special discount of a tuition in the amount of 25% for trainees (aplikanci: radcowscy, adwokaccy, sędziowscy, notarialni) and a special discount in the amount of 15% for legal counselors, attorneys, judges and notaries.

Class Schedule 2018/19 - Center of American Law Studies, Faculty of Law and Administration*

15-26 October, Professor Caren Morrison, Introduction to American law (GSU)

5-16 November, Professor Peter Hay, Contracts (Emory)

3 -14 December, Professor David F. Partlett, Torts (Emory)

7-18 January, Professor Nicole Morris - Intellectual Property (Emory)

18 February- 1 March, Professor Ellen Taylor, Business Organizations (GSU)

11-22 March, Professor Lisa Bliss, Lawyering Skills: Interviewing and Counseling (GSU)

25-29 March, Professor Andi Curcio, Sellected Issues in Civil Procedure (GSU)

1-12 April, Professor Megan Boyd, Legal Writing (GSU)

6-17 May, Professor Kay Levine, Criminal Law (Emory)

27 May - 7 June, Professor Robert Schapiro, Constitutional Law (Emory)

* Please note that the sequence and topics of the courses may be changed

* Mondays, 4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m  

* Tuesdays, 4:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.  

* Wendesdays, 8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.  

* Thursday, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  

* Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.