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University of Nottingham
Dates to Remember

Exchange Dates to Remember

Spring 2018 Applications

Applications Due: 
  September 22, 2017
  September 28, 2017
  September 29, 2017


The University of Nottingham School of Law is consistently ranked amongst the leading law schools in the United Kingdom. The University of Nottingham has approximately 32,000 students, while the School of Law has approximately 50 full-time faculty members and a total student population of approximately 900. Students and staff come from all over the United Kingdom and the world to be a part of the world-ranked center for legal research and teaching.   In the 2011 National Student Survey, an official survey of final year students’ teaching and learning experience, the School was ranked first among the Russell Group of UK research-intensive law schools and second among all UK law schools.

Language Requirement

No language requirements.


Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program. 

Term of Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Nottingham can opt to attend the university for the full academic year for one semester in the fall or spring. Connecticut students who attend for one semester only are assessed by written paper in all their courses even if they are enrolled in year-long courses.

Fall Semester End of September to mid-December
Spring Semester End of February to the end of May
Full Year End of September to early August, until course work completed
Program of Study

Connecticut students select courses at the Master and Undergraduate level for which they meet any necessary course pre-requisites. A listing of modules that is currently offered at the school is available on The University of Nottingham School of Law's website.

Sample Course Offering

The Law of War and Peace

This compulsory module is designed to give students from different disciplines a grounding in the underlying principles and concepts of international law, in terms of sources, persons, jurisdiction, responsibility and settlement of disputes, but also to place them within the context of two of the central concerns of international law – war and peace. The development of international law from the seventeenth century has been driven by the need to regulate warfare which occurred with significant regularity, and to stabilize the periods of peace that emerged at the end of each conflict. That division still remains in international law, though for a number of decades after the Second World War the law of war was seen as a junior partner to the law of peace. The module will assess whether that relationship has been changed by events such as 9/11 and the response to terrorism, the on-going conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the advent of the International Criminal Court.

International Investment Law

This module deals with key aspects of the international system for the regulation of foreign investment. The module focuses primarily on issues arising from investor-host state relations under Bilateral Investment Treaties or BITs and some other International Investment Agreements or IIAs but also touches upon investment contracts, where relevant. Special attention will be given to the means of regulating investment using such instruments, including standards of treatment and breaches thereof, the taking of foreign property and the settlement of investment disputes by means of arbitration.

Religion and International Human Rights Law

The module aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the application of international human rights law standards to religions and religious believers. There is a strong focus on the decisions of international and European courts and international human rights bodies. The module aims to develop the students’ analytical skills in relation of the function, scope and operation of the international human rights standards relevant to religion and religious believers and its likely future development, as well as to enable students to apply the law to the various situations. A good understanding of the central issues of international human rights law will therefore be promoted. A sound grasp of the relevant international legal principles will be encouraged. The module also aims to develop critical interpretations of international and European human rights jurisprudence relating to religion.        

Imprisonment and Human Rights

The human rights of prisoners are increasingly being asserted in international and national law. This course examines in detail how such rights impact on prison conditions and the relationship between prisoners and the prison authorities. It also considers how the imposition of prison sentences and the extent to which they are implemented are influenced by a wider recognition of the substantive and procedural rights of prisoners.