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Program in Chile

The Linkage Program in Chile is a collaborative effort with the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. The main goal of the program is to promote better understanding of the relationship between law and democratic values in the United States and Latin America. First, second, third-year and graduate students are invited to apply. Spanish is required and essential. Travel and living expenses will be funded by the Yale Law School. Students live with local families or university students. A four-week commitment is requiredfollowing the end of the spring semester. In the past, student participants have worked in the United States for a large portion of the summer; some traveled throughout Latin America under a Schell Fellowship.

If you are interested in spendingthe first four weeks of your summer in discussions and conversations withlawfaculty, students, and professionalsat premier institutions in Santiago,you may apply for the program byproviding a current resume, a law school transcript (excepting 1L students), and a brief statement (no longer than three double-spaced pages) that explains your interest in the program and the relevance of your participation to your goals. Applicants should indicate their first and second choices of destination. Before applying,scheduling a meeting to discuss the program withBrad Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs, is advised. He can be reached atbradley.hayes@yale.edu or at (203) 436-3534. The selection processwilloccur inmid-November.

Schedule of events May - June 2012 - Universidad de Chile
Schedule of events May - June 2011 - Universidad Diego Portales

Above: First-year YLS students Daniel Hessel, Lindsay Brewer, and Idriss Fofana ride the funicular to get a bird's eye view of Santiago.

Traditional Navy Day parade in Chile.

Student demonstration on Navy Day in Chile.