UT law students may propose a course of study at any law school in the world. However, with a student-initiated program, students themselves must complete most of the required research and paperwork. In recent years, UT law students have studied at a wide range of foreign law schools, including schools in Mexico, Moscow, Guatemala, Lima, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
Students in approved programs can receive up to 14 hours of credit towards the JD for a semester of study, and up to 28 hours of credit toward the JD for a year of study. Students may also qualify for a graduate degree from some of the overseas law schools.
The student must propose a plan for study abroad that is acceptable to the UT Law School and that satisfies the ABA's Criteria for Approval (available in Room 2.125). The Law School is likely to approve a proposal that provides you with a valuable legal educational experience that would better meet your educational objectives than spending an additional semester at the UT Law school. In addition, the ABA requires that:
Study may take place during the Fall or Spring semester of the third year, with preferences being in the Fall. Please be aware that the results of studies during a Spring program may not be reported in time for May graduation; in this case, you must register "in absentia" for the summer and graduate in August. Results from a Spring program may not be reported in time for the July Bar as well.
Applications are available in the ISP Office. Please watch monitors and the law calendar for the priority deadlines. Applications received after priority deadlines will be considered if spaces are still available. More Information on additional forms and applications, which you will need to complete, will be given to each student upon acceptance to the program.
In addition, students may apply to pursue a program of law study under one of the general exchange programs established by the University of Texas, including:
Universidad Catolica de Chile; http://www.puc.cl/
University of Tubingen in Germany; http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/
Centro de Investigaciones y Docencias Economicas (CIDE) http://www.cide.mx/
Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico: http://www.uia.mx/
Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand; http://www.vuw.ac.nz/
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru; http://www.pucp.edu.pe/
Universidad de Jaen and Universidad de Valencia in Spain; http://www.uv.es/~uvalen/cat/
University of Uppsala in Sweden:http://www.uu.se/english/
Additional information about these exchange programs is available at: http://www.utexas.edu/student/abroad/
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