This program is approved in compliance with the Criteria for Foreign Summer and Intersession Programs Offered by ABA-Approved Law Schools in a Location Outside the United States. In accordance therewith, the following information not otherwise disclosed on this website relates to the 2021 Rome Summer Program.
Temple anticipates an enrollment of about 40 students, with a maximum of 70 students. It is possible that a small number of students from non-U.S. law schools may also enroll in the program. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the student’s home school.
In previous years, students from the following law schools have attended the Rome summer program, including:
- Albany Law School
- Ave Maria School of Law
- Barry University School of Law (Orlando, FL)
- Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
- Campbell University Law School
- Charleston School of Law
- Chicago Kent Law College of Law
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Delaware Law School – Widener University
- Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
- Elon University School of Law
- Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law
- Florida Coastal School of Law
- Florida International University College of Law
- Howard University School of Law
- Inter American University of Puerto Rico Faculty of Law
- Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
- Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- Rutgers Law School – Camden
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- Seattle University School of Law
- Southwestern University Law School
- St. Thomas University School of Law
- The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
- Touro Law Center
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- University of Florida Levin College of Law
- University of Alberta Faculty of Law
- Vermont Law School
- Western New England University School of Law
Classes are held at the Temple Rome campus, located at Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15. There are also many field trips. In 2021, we are planning one full day of classes at our partner school, the University of Naples Parthenope located right on the Bay of Naples.
Temple Rome is located in a handsome building, the Villa Caproni, facing the Tiber River in the heart of Rome. Just north of Piazza del Popolo and within short walking distance of the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens, Villa Caproni is convenient to living accommodations, shops, and historical sites.
The Villa serves as the hub of all program activity, with newly renovated classrooms, student lounges, a computer lab, and wireless Internet system. Temple Rome maintains a library, where law faculty may place supplemental materials on reserve. In addition, a number of items in the library’s permanent collection, such as the Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law and European Union Treaties, Regulations, and Directives, serve as useful references for law students who attend Temple Rome. The program director and faculty have shared office space at the Temple Rome campus, and they may also be reached by telephone and email throughout the duration of the program. The offices of our dedicated administration and staff, all of whom have been working with Temple Rome students for many years, are located right at the main entrance.
Students With Special Access NeedsRome is not easily accessible for individuals who have difficulty walking. A student with special housing, medical, or access needs should notify Temple Law’s Office of Graduate and International Programs immediately, and we will do our best to assist.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If Temple cancels the program before it begins, we will immediately notify admitted students by email and post a cancellation notice on the Temple Law website. We may cancel the program in the unlikely event that too few students enroll or, if other issues arise. The decision to cancel will be in Temple’s sole discretion. Events that could necessitate cancellation include, but are not limited to pandemic, natural disaster, act of terror, war or civil unrest, or restrictions on travel issued because of COVID-19 or for another reason, or because of any serious security concerns affecting travel to the program or safety at the program. If Temple cancels the program before it begins, all tuition advanced to Temple will be returned to the student as soon as practicable.
Students who voluntarily drop all of their courses on or before the first day of classes will be issued a 100% tuition refund; however, students may be responsible for various fees and costs associated with travel, orientation, or other non-refundable program, travel, and housing fees and costs.
If Temple cancels the program after the program begins, Temple will notify all participating students by email. No refund will be issued if the students are able to complete the courses online or by other alternative delivery method such that they can receive academic credit. If Temple cancels the program and does not offer an alternative delivery method to complete the remaining coursework, students may be eligible for a partial, prorated refund. Likewise, if Temple cancels or reschedules a particular course, registered students may be eligible for a partial, prorated refund corresponding to any curricular change in the event students are unable to receive the same or similar academic credit for the curricular change.
If a student voluntarily withdraws from the program or an individual course after the first day of classes, or if a student is administratively withdrawn due to attendance or disciplinary issues, the student will not qualify for any refund, except as provided by the university’s policies related to medical and excused withdrawals.
PLEASE NOTE: Temple will not be responsible for any costs you may incur, including housing, airfare and any cancellation or change fees, in the event the Rome summer program is rescheduled, modified, or canceled by Temple.
U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
Admitted students should read and understand the U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information for Italy. Whenever the Department of State revises or updates this information, Temple Law will make reasonable efforts to distribute this information to applicants, admitted students, or participants as appropriate. U.S. citizens and nationals must also register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to enroll their trip with the U.S. Embassy in Rome.
If the Department of State issues a new or heightened Warning or Alert for Rome during the application process, after we admit students or during the program term, we will inform all applicants, admitted students, or participants by email. Temple Law reserves the right to reschedule, alter, or cancel the program for any reason, including in response to these warnings and/or alerts.
For travel alerts updates for Italy and other countries, see travel.state.gov.
Location of Classrooms and Administrative Offices
All classes are held at Temple Rome Campus, located at Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15. 00196 Rome, Italy.
The Director and Faculty of the Rome program have shared office space in the Faculty Rooms Temple Rome campus, and may also be reached by telephone and email throughout the duration of the program. Administrative offices for Temple Rome staff are located on campus.