Suffolk Law School is preparing for our 3rd seminar for American and Cuban law students. This one-week program (March 13–17), co-taught by Judge Isaac Borenstein and Cuban law professors, is held at the University Of Havana School Of Law.

Participation is limited to 24 Suffolk students.

The Cuba Seminar for Spring Semester 2018 will focus on Intellectual Property, both in Cuba and the U.S.  While reviewing the fundamentals of IP law, the course is meant to be a comparative study of each nation's approach to trademark, copyright and patents, as well as related subjects, such as the role of international treaties, case law involving both nations, and the role of mediation and arbitration. What is also unique about the Cuba Seminar is that you will be introduced to Cuba's history, culture, politics, legal system and its people.  The course is offered for 2 credits, and as part of the seminar at Suffolk students must commit to a course at the University of Havana School of Law, with Cuban law students and professors. You can expect to arrive in Havana on Friday, March 9, 2018, flying in the morning directly from JFK (about a 3 hour non-stop flight) and returning on Sunday, March 18, 2018. In Havana you will stay in homes with Cuban families, 2 students per room, in a lovely neighborhood; use public transportation; access all of the city's cultural activities, and bond with your Cuban peers. All arrangements are made by Suffolk Law School, and both Judge Isaac Borenstein (ret.), a native of Cuba, and Professor Christopher Gibson, whose specialties include IP and International Law, will be with you in Havana the entire trip. As a result of our very positive prior experiences in Havana, Judge Borenstein's knowledge of the city and travel to and from Cuba, we are able to make this a very cost-effective and special experience. Acceptance to the class is by application in the fall. Please look for announcements of two orientation sessions for interested students.

2018 Cuba Seminar Application (PDF)

For more information or to apply, please contact Judge Borenstein at (617) 305-3227 or or his assistant, Babs Mello, at (617) 573-8550 or

More information and photographs about this unique program (PDF)