Study Abroad provides students with a rich opportunity to learn conceptual and practical skills that will further their awareness of critical global issues. Because students will be enrolling directly in a foreign law school, it will improve the students' international legal knowledge and also their ability to explain U.S. law.
In addition to academic growth, the personal growth students will experience while building a life in another country will contribute to their future success as a lawyer.
Day division students may apply in their first or second year to study abroad during their second or third year. Evening division students and four-year day division students may apply to study abroad during their third or fourth year.
Students considering study abroad should consider how it fits in with their job searches, summer opportunities and overall career goals. Carrie Field, Director of Graduate and Exchange, can help you review all of the options.
Tuition fees will consist of the student’s regular fee bill from the Business Office at UConn Law School, charging each student for 12 credits, plus Study Abroad fee, and travel insurance. Costs related to travel, housing, books, and incidental expenses are the student’s responsibility. For more information about Financial Aid check https://www.law.uconn.edu/academics/international-study/exchange-financial-aid.
Yes. Students participating in one of UConn Law’s international exchange programs may also pursue an international field placement while studying abroad. Students apply for an international field placement in the same manner as any individual field placement, except that the Director of Graduate and Exchange Programs works closely with the Field Placement Program Director to help students to secure an appropriate placement.
J.D. students seeking a global exchange opportunity are encouraged to meet with the Director of Graduate and Exchange Programs to discuss the possibilities and benefits of an international educational experience. To schedule an appointment go to https://www.law.uconn.edu/academics/international-study/international-exchange-advising