The Media Center is committed to equipping its students to deal with global media law issues - e.g. International satellite broadcasts, copyright status of materials and the Internet. The Center believes that law study abroad - at a foreign school, not a US summer program - will enhance a student's experience in the media field.
Beginning in Fall 2001, the Center has begun a program of placing students in media-related programs in law schools in other countries including the University of Muenster in Germany and University of Poitiers in France.
Also, in addtion to its ties to the Council of Europe, the Media Center has promoted various types of interchanges among its foreign students as well as faculty. For example, the law School normally offers at least two courses per year on EU media law taught by European Law Professors - European Regulation and Mass Communications and Telecom, as well as a course of European Intellectual Property. In return, several NYLS teachers give offerings at foreign law schools, such as Amsterdam, Poitiers, Haifa, and Melbourne.
The Center has been involved with European, Asian, and Latin American institutions for more than a decade, as indicated below: