School of American Law – Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, Turkey, MENA

The School of American Law for the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, Turkey, and MENA, was launched in 2012 under the direction of Professor Richard Warner as a cooperative program between Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law firm KMG Georgia LLC, and Educational Management Park LLC.

By establishing special overseas programs for professionals in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, Turkey, and MENA countries, Chicago-Kent, with its 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 only program of its kind in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, Turkey, and MENA, which provides a deeply collaborative learning experience with a unique study structure and significant scholarships for law practitioners. The program structure encompasses two components:

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

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

Throughout enrollment in the SAL courses, students will experience a variety of forms of collaboration with peers. SAL students are busy professionals who are balancing work, personal lives, and other commitments, so studying in the SAL program can be a challenge. A flexible learning environment and a culture of collaboration can help our students overcome the challenges of studying in the SAL program. The SAL program covers all the major contemporary subjects, and 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 for admission to the LL.M. program can complete the LL.M. degree in Chicago in one or two semesters (note that all specialized LL.M. program tracks at Chicago-Kent require two semesters of study at Chicago-Kent. The LL.M. program in U.S., International, and Transnational Law, however, can be completed by successful SAL program graduates in one semester at Chicago-Kent).


For more information about SAL program admission, you should visit SAL official web page or directly contact SAL program founders:

Ketevan Jeladze  
Founder Director
Maia Meskhi  
Founder Director
Professor Richard Warner  
SAL Founder
Worldwide Head