International Exchange / Study Opportunities

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.

 For Miami Law Students: 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.

 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

COUNTRY / CITY / UNIVERSITY / DURATION

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires - University of San Andrés (1 semester)
BELGIUM
Ghent - Ghent University (1 semester)
 
BRAZIL
Rio De Janeiro - Fundacão Getulio Vargas School of Law (1 semester)
São Paulo - University of São Paulo Law School(1 semester)
CHINA
Shenzhen - Peking University School of Transnational Law (1 semester)
Water Resources Law and Policy: China and Vietnam (@ 4 weeks)
 
COLOMBIA
Bogotá – University of Los Andes School of Law (1 semester)
Cali - 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (1 semester)
FRANCE
Paris - Université Paris Descartes (1 semester)
Paris - Université Cergy-Pontoise (1 semester)
Versailles- University of Versailles (1 semester)
 
GERMANY
Berlin - Free University (1 semester)
Hamburg - Bucerius Law School (1 semester)
Leipzig - University of Leipzig (2 weeks*)
Weisbaden - EBS Law School (1 semester or summer)
INDIA
Bhubaneswar, Odisha - KIIT University (1 semester)
 
IRELAND
Dublin - University College Dublin (1 semester)
ISRAEL
Haifa - Haifa University (1 semester)
 
SPAIN
Barcelona – ESADE Law School (1 semester)
Madrid** - Instituto Empresa IE (1 semester)
Segovia** - Instituto Empresa IE (1 semester)
SWITZERLAND
Geneva - University of Genva (summer course on Intl Cultural Heritage Law)
Zurich - University of Zurich (2 weeks*)
VIETNAM
Water Resources Law and Policy: China and Vietnam (@ 4 weeks)

Other International Opportunities at Miami Law


* Students and teachers from both law schools meet twice a year for one week in the winter and one week in the spring. 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.)

FOR INFORMATION

Sandra Abraham
Contact Sandra Abraham, Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiative
E-mail: sabraham@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4030

See International Exchange Flyer

STRAIGHT FROM A STUDENT
Hear about exchange experiences in China and Israel.

WHY INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE?

- Broaden legal perspective
Complement studies
Study transnational, EU, and interdisciplinary law
Build international networking contacts
Access international lawyers, students and faculty
Learn in a different educational system
Gain exposure to the civil law tradition
Experience a unique culture and nightlife
Apply with ease – administrative support and financial loan processing are arranged

For International Exchange Students Coming to Miami Law
International Exchange Student Handbook - A comprehensive guide to helping international students prepare to spend a semester at Miami Law.

FOR INFORMATION

Sandra Abraham
Contact Sandra Abraham, Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiative
E-mail: sabraham@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4030

See International Exchange Flyer

STRAIGHT FROM A STUDENT
Hear about exchange experiences in China and Israel.

WHY INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE?

- Broaden legal perspective
Complement studies
Study transnational, EU, and interdisciplinary law
Build international networking contacts
Access international lawyers, students and faculty
Learn in a different educational system
Gain exposure to the civil law tradition
Experience a unique culture and nightlife
Apply with ease – administrative support and financial loan processing are arranged

For International Exchange Students Coming to Miami Law
International Exchange Student Handbook - A comprehensive guide to helping international students prepare to spend a semester at Miami Law.