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 cultures, 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 study abroad application is closed for the 2024-2025 academic year. The application will reopen for the 2025-2026 academic year in mid-January 2025.

For more information, please either contact Rachael Johnson or visit the FAQ document.

Federal Direct Loans are available to cover summer study abroad programs sponsored by other law schools. Those students interested in enrolling in a study abroad program sponsored by a school other than Washington University will need to have the program approved by Michael Koby, Associate Dean for International & Graduate Programs, and complete a summer school application for financial aid, as well as complete the study abroad application and ad hoc study abroad form.

Those students participating in the fall and spring study abroad exchange program through Washington University School of Law will be charged the School of Law tuition and their student loans will be processed by the law school’s financial aid office.

Students enrolled in a fall/spring study abroad or externship program may petition to increase their cost of attendance (COA) by a maximum of $3,000 ($1,500 per semester). Students interested in these programs should plan accordingly.