Exchange Programs

The Law School recognizes that the opportunity to engage in the study of international and foreign law overseas is an invaluable experience.  Students with appropriately high academic qualifications, requisite foreign language facility, and cross-cultural adaptability can take advantage of a one-semester study abroad opportunity to develop an understanding of the legal practices and traditions of a particular country and, often, of cross-border legal practice.  Students have the additional benefits of living and studying with students from another culture; of enhancing competence in a foreign language and cross-cultural knowledge and adaptability; and of gaining the necessary tools for foreign law research.  Students who experience law study overseas begin to equip themselves with the skills necessary for the sophisticated practice of transnational law.

2Ls:  International Studies and Academic Affairs have received a lot of inquiries about study abroad for Fall 2018.  We will host an information session in February to explain the study abroad program and available options.  Meanwhile, if you are interested in studying abroad, we suggest that you plan your Spring 2018 course schedule accordingly, noting specifically that 1) the Upper-Level Writing Requirement must be completed before you go abroad, and 2) you must have made reasonable progress toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement.  Thanks, and we look forward to meeting with you next semester.

Exchange Programs

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Applicants to Duke Law's LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year on September 1, 2017. The application deadline for the LLM program is January 20, 2018. The application deadline for the SJD program is March 20, 2018.

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Postcards from abroad: Duke Law exchange students write from around the globe

Students in Duke Law Exchange program

"Studying abroad has been an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend it to everyone!  We have taken interesting classes with an international focus, met great people, and been able to travel pretty extensively.  Overall, an amazing experience and a great way to spend a semester."

 Ashley Eisenberg '14 
ESADE Law School, Barcelona, Spain