The American Studies Program began in 1998 as a joint project of Project Poland and the Catholic University of Lublin. Information is available at

  • Purpose

The program equips students to take a leading role in the development of Polish law and enables them to deal effectively with international commercial law issues. It produces lawyers and professionals who understand interrelations among Polish, American, and international legal issues.

  • Faculty

The faculty consists of Chicago-Kent professors who travel to Lublin to teach one to two week intensive courses in selected subjects. Prestigious Polish law professors also teach in the program as well as prominent American lawyers working in Poland. Study at Chicago-Kent Polish students may also spend one or two semesters at Chicago-Kent in the LLM program. In addition, students learn how to use technology to improve the practice of law.

  • Distance Learning

With the support and cooperation of Telekomunikacja Polska SA, Chicago-Kent and The Catholic University of Lublin have implemented an innovative a “distance learning” component in the program. This component uses video conferencing and the Internet to allow faculty in Chicago to teach students in Lublin. Grand Opening in Lublin of the American Studies Program, March 1, 1999. 



Left to Right: Andrzej Wiszniewski, Minister, Committee of Scientific Research; Honorable Daniel Fried, US Ambassador to Poland, Archbishop Józef Zycinski, Henry Perritt, Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Delaine Swenson, American Bar Association/CEELI liaison to Poland.

  • The first student to study in Chicago :
Tomasz Sieniow, a graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin has been at Chicago-Kent for the 1999 - 2000 academic year in the LLM program

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