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Can I study abroad in law school?

Can I study abroad in law school?
« on: April 19, 2005, 10:06:00 PM »
One thing I missed out on in undergrad was going abroad internationally. Do any law schools provide opportunities for travel? It would definitely factor into my eventual school choice.

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Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 10:09:22 PM »
BU has a number of abroad programs (Hong Kong, Lyons, Paris, Oxford, Florence, Buenos Aires).  I'm sure other schools do as well, but I can't speak for them.

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Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 10:12:08 PM »
I've seen most if not all schools have these though I wonder if they benefit/hurt your program.

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Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005, 01:25:42 AM »
I am planning on doing a summer abroad if I do not have a worthwhile job after 1L.  Loyola does a nice 4 week program in Rome followed by another 4 weeks throughout Europe.  Considering I am studying int'l law, I don't think it can hurt.  I have also lived in Europe for both study abroad and for work, so I am hoping to return in some capacity during LS.

Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005, 01:46:02 AM »
I also wanted to do a study abroad type program in law school, but what is the point if you're going to be in the library 24-7?

Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005, 07:12:23 AM »
One thing I missed out on in undergrad was going abroad internationally. Do any law schools provide opportunities for travel? It would definitely factor into my eventual school choice.

Yes

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Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005, 07:23:17 AM »
I think the majority of the study abroad programs are short 4-5 week Summer programs.  I think that if you're interested in international law, it's a necessity to get some overseas experience.  Some schools offer international clinical opportunities as well.

I can't imagine that it would do anything but improve your resume.

Do it!!

EPH05

Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2005, 04:17:42 PM »
I know that Notre Dame has a full-year abroad program in London, Cornell has a summer program at the Sorbonne (spelling?) in Paris and Vandy has a summer program in Venice.  All of these are school affiliated so they'll do nothing but boost your credentials. 

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Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005, 09:59:11 PM »
I think most schools have those short summer programs, which shouldn't hurt you if you go after 1L.  I know Temple has a full campus in Tokyo and also a summer program in Rome.

Re: Can I study abroad in law school?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005, 10:34:32 PM »
Northwestern has "ITP" - International Team Projects.  If the numbers they gave are accurate, something like 50% or more of their entire class must participate at some point in their L2 or L3 years.  You spend 2 weeks abroad over spring break, and you have some choice which country you go to.  Recently they have sent as many as half a dozen groups to different countries each spring semester.