UK Law Students Study Abroad in London Over Spring Break
Current third-year students Stuart Michael and Rhett Dillon Quarles made the most of their Spring Break by earning law school credit while taking in the the sites of London, England. Both students took advantage of the study abroad program offered through the UK College of Law and earned academic credit by studying Corporate Law under Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.
To say Stuart Michael enjoyed his experience would be an understatement. “The opportunity to study corporate law with Justice Holland, coupled with the rich social and historical wealth of England, resulted in an incredibly rewarding week,” Michael said. “There really is nothing quite like it.”
The week included 12 hours of lecture, 240 pages of Corporate Law reading, and an 8-page final exam. Michael and Quarles stayed in a flat at the University College of London where they roomed with another student in the program, Mohammed. The three quickly became good friends and Michael and Quarles enjoyed learning more about Mohammed’s home country of Saudi Arabia.
When Quarles and Michael were not busy studying, they seized the opportunity to see sites in London, including Buckingham Palace, Westminister, Churchill’s War Rooms, Stonehenge, the City of Bath, Windsor Castle, and the Inns of the Court. They also had an opportunity to network with foreign attorneys through a cocktail party hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Rhett Quarles walked away from the experience with more than the knowledge he learned from the assigned readings or his professor, Justice Holland. “Studying abroad as a law student opened my eyes to opportunities for American attorneys overseas,” Quarles explained. “American attorneys seem valued in London for their experience and expertise with the American regulatory system. London was a terrific place to learn, explore, and grow on a personal and professional level.”