In today's global economy, expertise in only one country's system of laws is at times, no longer sufficient. For students looking to learn more about international law, Miami Law offers several opportunities to earn credit overseas.
What to Keep in Mind when Considering Study Abroad/International Exchange
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.
Plan Early - 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.
Find Out if a Second Language is Needed - 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.
Understand the Requirements & Tuition - Students applying to study at a 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 are required to provide a report of their experience at the end of the semester. Tuition is paid to UM Law for the semester away, and loans are handled as though the student were studying at UM Law.