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Thoughts on Temple Rome

I became interested in the Temple Law Rome Summer Program because I studied abroad in Rome as undergrad and fell in love with the city. Additionally, I had an interest in international law and was hoping to learn more through the program.

One of my favorite parts about the program was how close we were able to get to our professors. It was a great opportunity to develop stronger, more personal relationships with them because we were able to spend time with them in both academic and social settings. We had an aperitivo at Professor McCarthy’s apartment one afternoon, which was exceptionally fun and led to many engaging conversations. For anyone who does not know what aperitivo is, it is the Italian equivalent of happy hour, but much better and with a variety of appetizers. Professor McCarthy and Professor Murray were very open to discuss all sorts of topics over wine and plates of cheese. It was definitely a night to remember!

Participating in this program helped me to realize that language and cultural barriers can greatly affect the law. As a result of the curriculum, and personal experiences with language and cultural barriers in Rome, I am more aware of, and feel more competent in, dealing with these issues.

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[Photos Courtesy of Beatrice Raccanello, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs]

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