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 multiple opportunities to earn credit overseas.
Most students typically go on an international exchange program either spring semester of their 2L year or fall semester of their 3L year. It is a unique way to:
- Broaden legal perspective and complement studies
- Study transnational, EU, and interdisciplinary law
- Build international networking contacts
- Gain exposure to the civil law tradition
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: COUNTRY / CITY / UNIVERSITY / DURATION
* Students and teachers from both law schools meet twice a year for one week in the winter and one week in the spring or summer. See program page for specifics.
** Segovia is the location of one exchange program with IE on its undergraduate law campus (LL.B. program) and Madrid is the campus for another exchange option with IE's graduate law program (LL.M.)
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, summer or week 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 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.
For International Exchange Students: What to Know About Coming to Miami Law
International Exchange Student Handbook - A comprehensive guide to helping international students prepare to spend a semester at Miami Law.
Also learn about Miami Law's International Exchange to LL.M. Transfer Program