Reception in Salzburg with Justice Anthony Kennedy
Tchuβ from Austria! Looking out over the beautiful city of Salzburg, my fellow law students from Pacific McGeorge have been enjoying the palaces, churches, and a city that is rich in culture and history for the past 10 days.
To get to class each day, students walk along a cobblestone road that leads to the bridge over the Salzach River; while walking on the winding path that is lined with fountains, statues, shops and restaurants, we enjoy the breathtaking view of the Hohensalzburg fortress that is perched on the top of the city.
Our first week was unforgettable; we were first introduced to the faculty who would be teaching us Fundamental Rights, Foreign Relations Law, and European Union Law for International Business. Students from all over the world have joined us to learn from some of the most respected and well-known individuals; Professor Scott from Oxford University, Supreme Court Justice Kagan, and Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, just to name a few.
Class is being held in the ‘Old Town’ where horse drawn carriages and bicycles whiz by us as we make our way through the streets. As a class we have taken a tour of the school (which used to be a former residence of the archbishop), the Parliament for the State of Salzburg, and the Salzburg courthouse. Just last night, we attended a reception where Justice Kagan and Justice Kennedy mingled with students while enjoying the beautiful view of the city.
Learning the law while experiencing the daily life of what Austria is about and spending time with law students from all over the world is an incomparable experience. Every day is a new adventure. Until next time, Auf Wiedersehen!