WashULaw works with a wide array of partner institutions to provide study abroad experiences tailored to students’ individual international interests. We have selected each of our partner schools based on their strong international academic and professional reputation, their commitment to a high-quality study-abroad experience, and their location. The educational objectives of each program are to provide students with opportunities to learn and understand foreign legal systems and culture, as well as to provide students with comparative and international coursework that complements the courses available at WashULaw. We work closely with our foreign law school partners to ensure the highest quality of courses and learning opportunities for each student. Law students have a variety of opportunities to study and/or work abroad for credit, including semester exchange programs; International Justice and Conflict Resolution Externships; Global Public Interest Law Internships; and externships with private organizations.

The application process is relatively straightforward. Simply download and complete the Study Abroad Application or you may contact Rachael Johnson to receive a copy of the application. You will need to return the application to Rachael Johnson no later than February 15, 2019. Click here to find the recent presentation regarding study abroad programs. You can find the video recording of the most recent study abroad informational meeting here.

The law school has one-for-one exchange agreements with sixteen law schools:

  • Utrecht University in The Netherlands
  • National University of Singapore in Singapore
  • Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Portugal
  • Fudan University in China
  • Korea University in the Republic of Korea
  • L’Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in France
  • Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland (UK)
  • University of Trento in Italy
  • University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong (PRC)
  • Bucerius Law School in Germany
  • Université de Cergy Pontoise in France
  • University of Queensland (TC Beirne School of Law) in Australia
  • Interdisciplinary Center-Herzliya (Radzyner School of Law) in Israel
  • National Taiwan University in Taiwan
  • University of Bergen in Norway
  • Peking University in China

Each of these programs offers courses in English with the exception of L’Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.  Incoming exchange students can complete the Exchange Student Application here. If you have any questions, please email Rachael Johnson.

Students may also study abroad on an ad hoc basis at foreign law schools with which WashULaw does not have an exchange agreement.