Linkage Program

Each summer the Law School sponsors a student exchange with several universities in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Students involved in the Linkages Program focus on a wide range of areas including human rights, constitutional law, international law, and criminal law through participation in classes, meetings with professors, and workshops at universities in Buenos Aires, Santiago, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. In addition, students visit government institutions, meet with national authorities, and work with local NGOs. The students from Yale host the Latin American students in February and are in turn hosted by them in summer. Only enrolled Yale Law School students are eligible. The travel and living expenses of the students accepted are covered by the program.

The twelve students who come in February are from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. They spend three weeks at Yale Law School, observing classes and lectures, meeting with professors individually or in small groups, presenting papers on current legal developments in the visitors' home countries, and making trips to Washington DC and New York. These trips have included meetings with members of Congress, representatives of international organizations (such as the United Nations and the Organization of American States) and non-governmental organizations, and visits to law firms. Professors Cristina Rodriguez, Claire Priest, Daniel Markovits, and Owen Fiss direct the program.

Contact Brad Hayes ([email protected]) for more information.