Eligibility & Application

The Law School offers students unique opportunities for specialization in foreign law through international exchange with partner universities.  The number of students sent to each international campus varies however the selection process for all programs is competitive.  Over 250 fifty law students have participated in a growing number of exchanges with universities throughout the world. Students may opt to spend a semester or a full academic year studying at an international institution. 

Eligibility

Day division students may apply in their first or second year to study abroad during their second or third year. Evening division students and Four-Year day division students apply to study abroad during their third or fourth year.

Credit and Academic Standing

Students are expected to complete the equivalent of 12 UConn Law credits while studying abroad for one semester. At some partner schools students will need to take an additional three-credit SRP with a UConn Law faculty member in order to receive 12 credits for the semester.

The grades earned at the partner schools are listed as pass/fail on each student’s transcript. Pass/fail options at UConn Law will not be affected by the addition of international course credit.

Tuition, Expenses, Financial Aid

Tuition fees will consist of the student’s regular fee bill from the Business Office at UConn Law School, charging each student for 12 credits. A Law School Study Abroad fee of $475 is charged to help defray the administrative expense of each program. Participation in most study abroad programs will have no effect on your eligibility for financial aid grants or loans. All costs related to travel, housing, books, and incidental expenses are the student’s responsibility. The amount of these expenses depends on the location of the partner school and personal lifestyle.

Timeline

Applications Due: Monday, September 22, 2014

Interviews: September 24 - 30, 2014

Decisions: October 1, 2014

Applications are available online(pdf) or can be found in the International Programs Department office in Hosmer 181.

Selection Criteria

Approval and selection for study abroad programs is based on the applicant’s proposed study plan and consideration, among others, of academic or professional reasons stated for the particular study abroad program(s), individual recommendations, grade point average, and facility with the language of the host country. Please note that many of UConn Law's partner schools do not require students to speak a language other than English.