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School of American Law — Caucasus Region

(Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan)

The School of American Law for the Caucasus Region was launched in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the direction of Professor Richard Warner as a cooperative program among Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law firm KMG Georgia LLC, and Educational Management Park LLC. The program has expanded to include other sites in the Caucasus.

By establishing special overseas programs for the Caucasus region, Chicago-Kent, with its local partners KMG Georgia and Educational Management Park, encouraged the local legal community to meet the challenges of effective professional integration into the globalized legal marketplace.

The School of American Law (SAL) program is the first—and so far the only—program of its kind in the whole Caucasus and provides a unique study structure for law practitioners. The complete program encompasses two components:

  1. SAL in-country study
  2. LL.M. study in Chicago

The SAL program provides practitioner lawyers, litigators, mid- and high-career public servants, corporate lawyers, recent graduates and future lawyers with the superior quality of U.S. legal education by offering different contemporary courses delivered exclusively by the faculty of Chicago-Kent.

The SAL program covers all the major contemporary disciplines, such as International Business Transactions, E-Commerce, Online Contracting, U.S. & EU Privacy Law, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, IP Assets Management, Introduction to the American Legal System, Legal Writing & Legal Research, Corporate Responsibility, and International Criminal Law. All credits earned through the SAL program are fully recognized by Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Students who successfully complete the SAL program and are approved by our faculty for admission to the LL.M. program in U.S., International and Transnational Law may complete the LL.M. degree in Chicago in one semester.

Applicants must hold a first degree in law and must be proficient in English. All applicants are required to submit an application form as well as a personal essay, law school transcripts, and two letters of reference.

In recognition of exemplary dedication and success, the SAL program for Caucasus and its co-founders and directors, Ms. Ketevan Jeladze and Ms. Maia Meskhi, were recently granted Awards for Outstanding Contribution.

Program Contact Information

Tbilisi, Georgia

Ketevan Jeladze, Regional Director
School of American Law for Caucasus
KMG Georgia Law Firm, Managing Partner
Educational Management Park, Founder Partner
34 Chavchavadze Ave, Pixel Business Center, 4th Floor. Tbilisi 0179, Georgia
k.jeladze@chicagokentlaw.ge | www.chicagokentlaw.ge
+995 577 974001 +995 32 224 40 80

Maia Meskhi, CEO
School of American Law for Caucasus
KMG Georgia Law Firm, Senior Partner
Educational Management Park, Founder Partner
34 Chavchavadze Ave, Pixel Business Center, 4th Floor, Tbilisi 0179, Georgia
m.meskhi@chicagokentlaw.gr | www.chicagokentlaw.ge
+995 577 77 40 30 +995 32 224 40 80

Yerevan, Armenia

Mrs. Lusine Bakumyan, Co-Founder, In-Country Director
School of American Law for Armenia
lbakumya@kentlaw.iit.edu
Cell: +374 093190180

Baku, Azerbaijan

Ms. Khadidja Mammadova, In-Country Director
School of American Law for Azerbaijan
Khadidja.Mammadova@bakermckenzie.com
Cell: +994 51 911 11 33

Program Faculty

Richard Warner 
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Head of School of American Law worldwide

Harold Krent
Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Edward Harris
Assistant Dean & Associate Professor for International LL.M. Programs,Chicago-Kent College of Law

Thomas Hill
Visiting Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Bartram Brown 
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Maurine (Maury) Neiberg
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Joseph Bogdan
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Jonathan Decatorsmith
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Olta Andoni
Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law