School of American Law for Caucasus & Turkey

Organization:Illinois Institute of Technology

Leader/Coordinator:Richard Warne


Teaching languageEnglish



Participants Maia Meskhi, Harold J. Krent, Ketevan Jeladze,,


The School of American Law for Caucasus & Turkey was launched in Tbilisi, Georgia with a dedication of Professor Richard Warner based on cooperation of Chicago-Kent, Law Firm KMG Georgia LLC and Educational Management Park LLC.

By establishing special overseas program for Caucasus & Turkey Chicago-Kent with its local partners KMG Georgia and Educational Management Park encouraged Caucasus legal community to meet challenges of effective professional integration into the globalized legal marketplace.

School of American Law Program (SAL program) is the first-and so far - the only program of this kind in the whole Caucasus providing unique study structure for law practitioners. SAL program encompasses two components: SAL Program in Caucasus and LL.M in Chicago. SAL program provides practitioner lawyers, litigators, mid and high career public servants, corporate lawyers, recent graduates and future lawyers with the superior quality of US legal education by offering different contemporary courses delivered exclusively by the Professors of Chicago-Kent. SAL program covers all the major contemporary disciplines, such as International Business Transactions, E-Commerce, Online Contracting, US & EU Privacy Law, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, IP Assets Management, Introduction to American Legal System, Legal Writing & Legal Research, Corporate Responsibility, International Criminal Law and all credits earned throughout SAL program are fully recognized by Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Students, who successfully complete the SAL program and are approved by our faculty for admission to the LL.M. program in U.S., International and Transnational Law, can complete the LL.M. degree in Chicago in one semester.

Applicants must hold a first degree in law, and must be proficient in English. All applicants are required to submit an application form including a personal essay, law school transcripts, and two letters of reference.

In recognition of exemplary dedication and success, SAL program for Caucasus and its Co-founders and directors Ms. Ketevan Jeladze and Ms. Maia Meskhi were recently granted with Awards for Outstanding Contribution.