CEA CAPA-London: Wrongful Convictions

Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor CEA CAPA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30034
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 07/03/24 to 08/03/24
Past Dates
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CEA CAPA-London: Wrongful Convictions

This four-week, accelerated summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction. This program is composed of two courses and includes opportunities to observe trials and visit London-based organizations working in human rights and on behalf of the wrongfully accused.

Study with law professor Justin Brooks, Director and co-founder of the California Innocence Project.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CEA CAPA.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

This program is composed of two 3-credit courses that include guest lectures, training on fact investigation and research, observing trials, and visiting London-based organizations that are working on behalf of the wrongfully accused.

The courses are Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action and Wrongful Conviction. Please see the CAPA website for full course descriptions.


The program will include a variety of activities and excursions. Spend one day visiting Stonehenge and Bath. Tour the Supreme Court and Houses of Parliament. Visit the Innocence Project London. Go on the Legal London Walking Tour with a visit to the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (aka Old Bailey). Eat lunch at a prison in Brixton.


You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center. No meals are included.

A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.
The Program Fee includes: tuition, insurance, self-catered housing, orientation, student support services, and excursions/activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $4,421.25
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $1,473.75

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,350.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $750.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $300.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.