The School of American Law (SAL) established in Gdańsk , Poland is operated in partnership by the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Gdańsk. The School of American Law began to operate in academic year 2003/2004 as a result of cooperation of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk with the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The School of American Law was the first initiative of this type in the northern part of Poland and among the first in the country.
The School organizes a two-semester course on American law. The program of the School is designed for Polish students, as well as graduates and professionals who are interested in American regulations, legal culture and practice, ethics etc. The course provides students with an introduction to the American legal and judicial system as well as the fundamental principles of American law and comparative elements of International and EU Law.
The program of the School comprises of introductory courses on such subjects as American constitutional law, completition law, contract law and corporate governance. The detailed curriculum of the course varies in a given academic year. Students who successfully complete a program of the School of American Law receive certificate issued jointly by the Chicago-Kent College of Law and the University of Gdańsk – the Faculty of Law and Administration.