Rules and Regulations

Class Size

Because of the uniqueness of the ITP courses, enrollment per class is limited to 24 students. Only classes with a minimum of 16 students will be offered. However, regardless of enrollment, no more than five ITP courses will be offered in a given year. If you are interested in a particular course become a Team Leader  and encourage students to sign up for the course to increase the likelihood that it will be offered.

Registration Procedures

Registration for ITP courses will be held separately from the course bidding process. The registration for ITP will be held in October. Students may sign up for more than one course with preference to their first choice. If a course has over 24 students pre-enrolling, the course's enrollment will be determined by lottery. If you are truly only interested in one ITP, only register for that country once to avoid being placed in a course you do not wish to attend.

Order of lottery preferences

If the course's enrollment goes to lottery, the following order of preference will hold:

  1. Third year JD students who have not participated in ITP
  2. LLM students
  3. Second year JD students, AJD students (1st spring semester), and Transfer students
  4. Third year JD students who have previously participated in ITP and AJD students (2nd spring semester)
  5. Visiting JD students

Points for registration bidding

As is standard for other courses, students are charged 25 points per credit hour. Therefore, students on the final class roster for ITP will be charged a total of 100 points.

Dropping ITP

Dropping ITP after the date specified on the ITP timeline will result in loss of bid points, unless there are extenuating circumstances discussed with the ITP Faculty Director.

Credits and Writing Requirements

ITP courses will be offered for 4 credits. Student projects may count for the 1 draft/seminar writing requirement but will not count for a 2 or 3 draft writing requirement for JD students.

Switching ITP classes after completion of the lottery

After the ITP lottery has been run, students who could not receive their first choice ITP, and were placed in another ITP, may have a limited opportunity to obtain a place in their first choice. If, after student agreements have been submitted, a place in the ITP course the student bid as #1 becomes open, that student can request that the Registrar place the student in that ITP.

The Registrar, at its discretion, may place the student in the first choice ITP as long as that placement does not put the other ITP at risk of failure to comply with the minimum registration number of 16 students. If more than one student petitions the Registrar for the open spot, the Registrar will follow the above ITP rules and regulations for the filling of the position.

Travel Procedures

  1. Only students enrolled in ITP are permitted to participate in the research travel.
  2. All students are required to use a ITP approved travel agency for all travel.
  3. Travel in and out of the ITP country will be on the same itinerary for the entire class.

Students Eligible to Enroll

2Ls, 3Ls and LLM students are eligible to enroll in ITP courses subject to certain limitations:

  1. Students who have participated in an ITP course may enroll in an ITP again, but must choose a different country. Similarly, students who participated in Kellogg's GIM program, must choose a different country to study for ITP.
  2. LLM and foreign JD students may not enroll in an ITP course in which the subject country is the student's home country.
  3. LLM-Taxation students must obtain prior written approval from David Cameron, Associate Director, Tax Program and must be studying taxation in the subject country.
  4. Students who enroll in an ITP course may not take Kellogg courses during the winter term as ITP travel conflicts with Kellogg's winter term exams.
  5. Students may only participate in 2 ITP courses during their time at the Law School.

Financing ITP

Students are responsible for financing ITP out-of-pocket. Students are typically eligible to apply for additional financial aid loans to pay for ITP. Additional information about financing ITP is made available in late Fall.

For a list of important dates and deadlines go to the ITP timeline .