As part of the Law School's 2018 International Immersion Program, three groups of students traveled abroad over Spring Break, visiting Thailand, Chile, and China. Here, Professor Tom Ginsburg and students visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
Students visited the Bangkok office of Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd. and toured the firm's Museum of Counterfeit Goods.
They met with the former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
The Thailand group also attended a seminar at the Department of Trade Negotiations.
In Chile, Law School students visited the Supreme Court in Santiago and had an opportunity to meet five justices.
They also visited the Constitutional Court. Here, Rodrigo Delaveau, JSD '13, a professor at Universidad Catolica, speaks to students about the Chilean judiciary and the functions of the Court.
At the law firm of Morales & Besa in Santiago, students met with lawyers to discuss the development of infrastructure in Chile through public-private partnerships, the impact of the international commercial arbitration law, and country's role as an international arbitration hub. Among those in the meeting were several alumni, including Guillermo Morales, LLM '87, and Myriam Barahona, LLM '07.
At Chile's Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, students met with Undersecretary Lorena Recabarren and Chilean lawyer Oscar Zahri, LLM '01.
Students also visited Chile Parliament and met with Chilean Congressman Jaime Bellolio, MPP '10.
The group that visited China spent time at the University of Chicago Beijing Center. They traveled with groups from University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy and the University of Chicago's Division of Social Sciences through an exchange sponsored by China-United States Exchange Foundation.
They also visited Build Your Dreams, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Shenzhen.
Each of the trips also included opportunities to engage in local culture and see important sights. Here, students are shown outside the gates to the Forbidden City.
Students also had a chance to visit the Great Wall of China.