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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to Teach in Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2016 Study Abroad Program

March 22, 2016

Thomas Jefferson School of Law announced today that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will participate in its Study Abroad program taking place June 26 – July 21, 2016. Justice Thomas agreed to join the program after the untimely death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who was scheduled to teach in the program for the fifth time.

“This is the first time that Justice Thomas will teach in the Nice Study Abroad Program, and we’re honored to have him participate,” said Thomas Guernsey, president and dean of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. “Justice Scalia would be proud to have Justice Thomas teach Constitutional Law in his place, a subject about which the late Justice Scalia was passionate.”

The program featuring Thomas will be held in France in partnership with the University of Nice School of Law. The program is a four-week international and comparative law study abroad program. Americans study international law with students from Europe and all parts of the world in an atmosphere that fosters the exchange of ideas and exploration of cultural differences. Among the courses is Constitutional Law in a Global Context, which Justice Thomas will now teach.

“The Nice Program activities include a day in the French court, a Luncheon Lecture Series featuring distinguished judges, law professors and practitioners of international law and a French class offered at no charge to all students,” said Susan Tiefenbrun, founding director of the program. “The University of Nice School of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international law in a city that is both beautiful and rich in European culture and history. While Justice Scalia will be sorely missed, this program remains a truly inspiring experience for those who enroll.”

Participants earn four credits for a tuition cost of $3,000. Thomas Jefferson School of Law will assist students with finding housing in either apartment-hotels with a kitchenette or in a hotel with a discount price.

More information on the programs is available here.