Since June 13th, students participating in
Widener Law’s Study Abroad program in Sydney
have had the chance to experience Australia while taking two of three offered law courses in comparative corporations, comparative family law, or comparative procedure, evidence, and trial practice. All of the students participating in the program traveled to Canberra
, Australia's capitol, for a tour of Parliament. They got to sit in on "Question Time," a tradition in which Senators question the Prime Minister and other ministers.
The program offers built in long weekends and provides a number of opportunities for students to enjoy the many sights and activities that Australia has to offer. Professor John Capowski
, the Widener Law professor in charge of the program, led a class trip to the Blue Mountains; a sandstone plateau marked by gorges and located less than 50 kilometers from Sydney. Several students have traveled to the city of Cairns
in Queensland to dive or snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
or tour the rain forests. A tour involving crocodiles and indigenous people included spearing mud crabs, collecting mussels and snails. Those who took the tour had the culinary experience of eating the mussels and snails, as well as green ants that had a slight citrus taste according to Professor Capowski
Popular spots to visit in Sydney include Darling Harbour, the bars in the Rocks area, the Sky Tower, and various museums and animal attractions. The program ends on July 18th.