International Exchange / Study Opportunities

Transcend Borders and Your Legal Knowledge

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 beyond the classroom, Miami Law offers multiple opportunities to earn credit overseas. Students typically go on a program either spring semester of their 2L year or fall semester of their 3L year. It is a unique way to:

  • Broaden legal perspective, complement studies, and gain exposure to the civil law tradition
  • Study transnational, EU, and interdisciplinary law
  • Build international networking contacts

Watch the "International Exchange Program Information Session"
Read International Exchange Policies and Procedures

Semester-Long International Opportunities

Short-Term International Opportunities

Miami Law Students: What to Keep in Mind When Considering Study Abroad

Plan Early

Students with an interest in studying at a foreign law school need to begin planning for their semester away as soon as possible, namely, during their first year of the J.D. 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 about Second Language

Some schools only teach in the language of the country. For these programs a B2 level of language proficiency or equivalent is required.

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.

Apply for a nomination

Students who want to study abroad must apply for a nomination to the school they wish to attend.  To apply for a nomination, complete the Nomination Form and attach your resume and letter of intent.

Deadlines to Apply for an Exchange Nomination

  • Fall Semester - February 1
  • Spring Semester - September 1

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