Most students typically go on an international exchange program either spring semester of their 2L year or fall semester of their 3L year, but there are many things to keep in mind to prepare for such an exchange.
Students with an interest in spending a semester at a foreign law school need to begin planning for this semester away as soon as possible, namely, during their first year of the JD program. Students must complete three semesters of the J.D. program before they are allowed to spend a semester at one of our partner schools.
Some schools only teach in the language of the country. For these programs, a UM Law professor will interview the student in the language prior to being nominated to participate
Students applying to study at one of our partner schools should have a 3.0 GPA in Law School, and a specific interest/reason for wanting to study in a particular institution/country. Students who participate are ambassadors for the University of Miami School of Law, and will be required to provide a report of their experience at the end of the semester.
Tuition will be paid to UM Law for the semester away, and loans will be handled as though the student were studying at UM Law.
For additional information on doing an international exchange program*, please contact Sandra Abraham, Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives.
* All programs except International Moot Court and Vietnam/China Summer Study.
Download our International Exchange Program flyer.
Christina Sava studied in Haifa, Israel during the spring of her 2L year.
Diana Feng chose this program due to her desire to work in international law with China.
International Exchange Student Handbook - A comprehensive guide to helping you prepare to spend a semester at Miami Law.
Nicole Rodriguez, JD '13
Cody Gavalier, JD '13