Miami Law Université Paris Descartes, Paris 5 Exchange Program

Université Paris Descartes, Paris 5 Exchange Program

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Miami Law now has an exchange program with the Université Paris Descartes, Paris 5. This exchange opportunity:

  • Is one-semester
  • Exists for up to two upper level J.D. students
  • Takes place during the fall term, from early August to mid-December. (It is also possible to attend during spring semester which runs from February through June.)
  • Has courses taught in French.
  • Enables course credits earned at Paris 5 to count toward a student's J.D. degree.

About the University

Paris Descartes University is one of the main French research universities, with a strong focus on medical sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and law. It is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement of Paris and is one of the most prestigious European university's for medical sciences, social sciences and research in psychology having a strong focus on innovation and modern approaches to social sciences.

To Apply Please Provide

  • A short letter (1-2 pages) stating the reasons for your interest;
  • A listing of significant international experience (growing up in a foreign country, work in the Peace Corps, the military or business, studying for a semester or more abroad), and/or extensive academic training in international relations, international business area studies, or related fields;
  • A copy of your CV (including language competencies); and
  • Your law school GPA and grades in relevant courses, or a copy of your law school transcript.
  • Information must be received at the latest by April 1st for fall semester and October 1st for spring semester. Applications should be sent to Sandy Abraham at

Tuition, Fees, Social Events & Housing

Students pay tuition and other required fees to the University of Miami. Miami Law students pay no tuition or fees to Paris 5 except for certain social events and discretionary fees. Housing is off-campus.

For More Information

Questions about the program should be directed to:

Sandra Abraham
Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs


Miami Law International Exchange Program flyer

  • Broaden your legal perspective
  • Study transnational, EU, and interdisciplinary law
  • Build international networking contacts
  • Access international lawyers, students and faculty
  • Expand your foreign language skills
  • Learn in a different educational system
  • Gain exposure to the civil law tradition
  • Experience a unique culture and nightlife
  • Earn credit while being immersed in the culture of some of the world's most exciting cities
  • Apply with ease – administrative support and financial loan processing are arranged