Testimonials

Testimonials

Testimonials

Lakshika Harish Sachdev, India

Participant Columbia Summer Program 2016, Leiden:
Attending the Columbia Summer Program was an enriching experience. It was beyond what I expected and positively so. It was a perfect match for me - attending a summer program in American Law and a chance to visit Europe. CSP is a mixed package of American legal studies with a lot of fun. Plus, the cross-cultural exposure is amazing. Definitely recommended!

Mr Christian Krienke, Germany

Participant from the first ever Columbia Summer Program, Leiden, 1963:
"What an experience! On the way to studying law in Philadelphia/USA I had received a one month scholarship for above program at "Gravensteen". Being all the way European-wise influenced it was for the first time that I dived into the atmosphere of a leading US law school."

Petra Breukink, the Netherlands

Participant Leiden session 2004:
"Being a participant in the Leiden 2004 Session of the Columbia Summer program in American Law is something I can recommend to everybody! It was a true pleasure and an honor to attend classes of well-known and renowned professors of Columbia University. Besides that it is a great way of getting acquainted with people from all over the world and exchange knowledge about each others countries and legal systems."

Michiel Wuisman, the Netherlands

Participant Amsterdam session 2005:
(translated from Dutch) "The thing I will treasure the most about the Columbia Summer Program is the friendship that developed amongst the participants. It's been a very special experience to interact so intensely, and in a relatively short period of time, with a group of people from all over the world. This alone is a great reason to enroll for the program...!"

Luc Jansen, the Netherlands

Participant Amsterdam session 2005:
"I really enjoyed taking classes of professors from the Columbia Law School. It greatly improved my understanding of Common Law, teaching methods in the United States and my knowledge of legal English. In addition, it really helped me a lot in pursuing an LLM degree the year after. And, last but not least, I met some great people from all over the world."

Aleksandra Mazur, Poland

Participant Leiden session 2006:
"Good quality, very useful, very nice people, great fun!"

Flavio Monfrini, Italy

Participant Leiden session 2006:
"It's [=the program] very well organized and [the] teaching staff is outstanding."

Anna Katharina Wolf, Germany

Participant Leiden session 2008:
"It is a valuable opportunity to gain an insight into the US legal system. I learned a lot during the program and found the teaching inspiring and motivating."

Markus Strauss, Germany

Participant Leiden session 2008:
"Great experience in terms of learning and meeting people!"

Anonymous

Participant Amsterdam session 2011:
"I would recommend this programme to my law firm, and a lot of other law firms in my country deal with American clients. For us, it is very important to know how Americans think about law as a way to explain our own system."

Anonymous

Participant Amsterdam session 2014:
"Not only has it been useful with regard to the academic preparation, but it has been also very enjoyable with regard to the human relationships established with professors and classmates."