University of Central Florida Law Trip in Orlando

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Second year Law students enrolled on the Drafting of International Agreements module and third year students enrolled LLBP3007 Commercial Law are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The purpose of this field trip is to further the virtual cooperation the students would have established with the University of Central Florida (UCF) throughout the Term 1. This trip is an extremely crucial element allowing the students to satisfy the learning outcomes set out for the purposes of virtual collaboration modules like LLBP2071. Participating in this experience will enable the students to meet face-to-face and discuss the final assignment they need to complete; in form of a reflective portfolio as well as a completed commercial agreement between the UK and US firms.

The trips is also enabling the students to practice their practical legal skills by participating in the AMTA Mock Trial Regional Tournament. The Mock Trial Competition will provide a unique opportunity to engage the students in the operation of criminal justice system through an immersive, active learning experience. The Mock Trials take the students out of the classroom and into court, where they will be presented with written cases based on real trials. Students will assume the various roles involved in a criminal trial, from clerks and advocates to ushers and jurors and will then compete against other schools.

In addition the students will participate in number of workshops concentrating on the legal matters covered in the module curriculum such as European and an American approach to choice of law in commercial contracts, comparative law and necessary contractual clauses. All of the workshops and seminars will be extremely beneficial for the purposes of completing the final assignment and allowing the students to submit the coursework of the highest standard.

Cultural activities

UCF will help organise a range of optional extra activities that may include a visit to Orange County Court, Kennedy Space Centre, and Walt Disney World.

Travel and accommodation

The faculty will book accommodation and travel for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the US immigration requirements.

All students will require an ESTA or some kind of visa to travel to the USA. Further information will be provided to all accepted students regarding the type of visa required and how to apply. If you have any specific questions about this please email for advice. Please note that you are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 23 February 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, accommodation and transfers: £750
  • Students will also be required to pay for: Food & drink, and visa
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 29 October 2018 9am