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Emory Law offers study abroad opportunities at an approved exchange program institution.

We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 around the world. Study abroad opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year are not offered, and for fall 2021, have not been determined.  

We are hopeful, however, that the spread of the virus will begin to stabilize and it will become easier to plan for future study abroad programs. Once more information is determined, we will communicate updates in the On The Docket newsletter

Below is information on the application process for the 2019-2020 academic year for informational purposes only.   

Emory Law provides interested students numerous opportunities for international law to be part of their law school experience. Options include a robust comparative law program, externships, clinical opportunities, internationally-focused student organizations, and study abroad options. In an ever-growing diverse and global legal environment, there is significant value in including an international component to legal education.

Participating in one of Emory Law’s international exchange programs is a unique opportunity to complement Emory’s classroom studies in Atlanta with immersion in another society’s law school experience. The primary educational objectives that Emory Law students should achieve in studying abroad include:

a) Experiencing diverse cultures to understand how to counsel clients involved in international legal situations;

b) Exploring international legal systems to prepare for increasingly global legal interactions and transactions;

c) Understanding the impact of the rule of law and its interpretation in non US legal environments;

d) Learning about a specific legal system in which the student has a particular interest or focus.

Only 3-year JD students may study abroad in one of Emory Law’s approved programs in their first semester third year. (JD students admitted through the transfer or accelerate JD for international lawyers are not eligible.)  Students apply through Emory Law in the spring of their 2L year for consideration to study at one of Emory Law’s partner schools.

Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply to study abroad. If you are interested in studying abroad Fall 2020, prepare a letter of interest describing your reasons for participating in a particular program, how this experience will enhance your law career goals, what courses and experiences you have taken that support your interest, along with a current resume. More information about material submission and deadline will is forthcoming.

Study abroad credits are recorded as P/F on a student's transcript. Those interested in Order of Coif honor society are encouraged to review the criteria for admission when planning their P/F credits. 

Approved Exchange Programs

Bucerius Law School, Hamburg Germany

KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Trinity College, Dublin Ireland

University of St. Gallen

University of Sydney, Sydney Australia