2019-2020 School of Law Catalog 
    Oct 25, 2021  
2019-2020 School of Law Catalog archived

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Study Abroad

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the following international exchange programs are available:

Trinity College Dublin, founded in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I, is a leading European university.  A broad array of international courses - with a particular emphasis on the law of the European Union - is available there.  In recent years, the city of Dublin has been one of the most dynamic in Europe, offering numerous cultural, commercial, and political activities.  W&L students would normally spend only one semester at Trinity. Openings are limited. Study at Trinity may present challenges in meeting the law school’s experiential credit graduation requirements.

As soon as students are nominated to the Trinity Program, they should contact both Kelley McCabe at mccabek@tcd.ie and Wendy Bernard at wendy.bernard@tcd.ie.  Students applying to the Trinity program must officially apply to the International Student Affairs Office at Trinity before any arrangements with them are final.  The application form must be submitted no later than March 1st for students visiting in September and no later than September 1st for students visiting in January.  Click here for more information about Trinity College Dublin.

The second program is with the University of Copenhagen, the largest educational institution in Denmark.  The University of Copenhagen offers a significant number of courses in English each semester.  This allows exchange students to put together a comprehensive study programme, which will meet the demands of their home institutions.

These programs, however, may present challenges in meeting the law school’s experiential credit graduation requirements.  Students considering either of these should discuss scheduling with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who has the authority to grant waivers in appropriate cases.   Law School students pay regular Law School tuition during their stays; financial aid packages are not affected by participation in these program.


Statement of Educational Objectives for Foreign Legal Study

W&L Law School recognizes that learning about other countries’ legal systems is an increasingly important part of legal education.  Legal study abroad allows students to gain insight into other legal systems and to develop cultural competency. 

W&L’s primary educational objectives for legal study abroad are:  (1) to provide students an opportunity to become familiar with another legal system; and (2) to learn about different world cultures and increase students’ capacity to represent a diversity of clients.