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Chief Justice Roberts returns to summer international program

Will teach in Malta program next summer

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(Boston Revised 01/10/12) New England Law | Boston: Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., will again teach in a summer program offered by New England Law | Boston.   Chief Justice Roberts will serve as a 2012 faculty member at University of Malta’s Foundation for International Studies; in 2009 he taught at New England Law | Boston’s summer program in Galway, Ireland.

“This is a great honor for us, and I am very grateful to Chief Justice Roberts,” said Dean John F. O’Brien, after Chief Justice Roberts confirmed with him that he would teach in Malta.  “New England Law students will have another extraordinary opportunity to learn from our nation’s preeminent jurist.”

Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy.  It lies at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations and sea routes, providing a unique setting for the study of international and comparative law.  Malta summer program details for 2012 will be posted online when finalized.  (2011 program details are currently listed.)

The Malta program is one of several summer abroad programs sponsored by the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE), of which New England Law is a founding member.  Other member schools are California Western School of Law, South Texas College of Law/Houston, and William Mitchell College of Law.

New England Law summer program students have repeatedly benefitted from exposure to jurists from the High Court.  In 2011, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy visited the Galway program as a guest-lecturer.  Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia taught in 2009 and 2008, respectively.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Clarence Thomas have also addressed faculty and students in recent years at the law school in Boston.

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