International Exchange FAQs
Why should I study abroad in law school?

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.

If I am interested in studying abroad, where can I go?

Students have the option of traveling to the following countries: Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

When should I study abroad?

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.

How much does it cost?

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.

Should I only study abroad if I am interested in International Law?

No. Some examples of courses students can take abroad are:

  • Human Rights in Dublin
  • Health Law in Aix
  • Maritime Law in Nottingham
  • Business and Corporate Law in Holland
  • Business and Economic Law in Beijing
If I am interested in International Law, what professors are good resources?

Prof. Mark Weston Janis
International law scholar
Office: Hosmer 283
(860) 570-5265
mark.janis@uconn.edu

Peter Lindseth
Professor of International and Comparative Law
Hosmer 307
860-570-5392
peter.lindseth@law.uconn.edu

If I go abroad will I still be able to graduate on time?

Yes. A semester studying abroad will be part of the student's academic curriculum and will not interfere with their graduation so long as they earn all of the credits expected.

Can I get work experience?

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.

Who do I talk to about applying for study abroad?

Carrie Field
Director of Graduate and Exchange
Library One Stop
(860) 570-5172
carrianna.field@uconn.edu

How can I make an appointment to talk to the study abroad advisor?

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

Do I have to speak a foreign language to go abroad?

The International Exchange Program is a great opportunity to practice your second language skills. However, most of the programs are taught in English.