Take Your Legal Studies Abroad

Earn Academic Credit Abroad

Studying internationally will provide you with the opportunity to learn the law of another country surrounded by international law students and lawyers. You will take away important cross-cultural skills necessary to practice in an ever increasing global environment and create a network you can utilize for life.

Brooklyn Law School students have a number of exciting opportunities to study law internationally. Our agreements with Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany), University of Essex (Colchester, England), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina), University College Cork (Cork, Ireland), University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel), and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Lyon, France) allow students to spend a semester studying international and comparative law subjects. Up to 16 credits of pre-approved coursework may count towards the J.D. degree as long as a grade of C or better (or the host institution’s equivalent) is earned in the course. These grades do not factor into a student’s cumulative GPA.

During the summer, students have the option of studying in Beijing, China or Bologna, Italy in connection with BLS sponsored summer study abroad programs, or may study with another American Bar Association approved summer program upon written approval. Students may transfer up to eight credits of pre-approved coursework back to Brooklyn Law School to count towards their J.D. degree as long as a grade of C or better is earned in the course. These grades do not factor into a student’s cumulative GPA.

  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Our exchange program with the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) School of Law, a private non-profit institution founded in 1991 with a School of Law open since 1996, allows students to study law in Spanish from a Civil Law system perspective. The School of Law's chief objective is to provide a first-rate legal education in the hope of promoting the establishment of a reliable, just, and efficient legal system in Argentina.  Located in the bustling port capital city of Buenos Aires, UTDT offers students a unique opportunity to study law the Argentine way. Students must be fluent in Spanish to participate. The program highlights courses in tax law, law and economics, business law, law and finance, and law and public policy.

    List of sample courses:

    • Accounting and Financial Analysis
    • Bankruptcy Law
    • Economic Analysis of Law
    • History of Roman Law
    • Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law
    • Introduction to Islamic Law
    • Private International Law
    • Seminar on the Economy and Philosophy of Law
    • Topics in International Law

    More information about UTDT can be found on its website.

  • Brooklyn Law School offers students the opportunity to study at the distinguished Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The Bucerius Law School Program in International and Comparative Business Law is designed for law students who wish to broaden their understanding of the forces that shape international business law. The program offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of German, European and international law. Students take courses taught in English, and students proficient in German have the option to audit other law courses at Bucerius. Program courses cover all main fields of German law, taught from an international or comparative perspective. Students also have the opportunity to study the German language prior to the beginning of the semester.

    List of sample courses:

      • Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • Comparative Intellectual Property
      • Comparative Law
      • Corporate Governance
      • Corporate Law
      • Cross-border Activities and Transactions
      • EU Consumer (Protection) Law
      • German Law Survey Course*
      • International Conflict of Laws

    * Please note: The German Law Survey Course is a mandatory course for all international exchange students.

    Visit the Bucerius Law School Website for more information on Bucerius Law School.

  • Tel Aviv University 
    Located in Tel Aviv - Israel's second most populous city, located on the Mediterranean coastline - Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish university in the world. It is a major center of teaching and research, comprising nine faculties, 106 departments, and 90 research institutes. Its origins date back to 1956, when three small education units - The Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies - joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv. The Buchmann Faculty of Law was founded in 1969 and is the largest law school in the country.

    Among the school’s attractions is its Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, an institute focused on the study of international and comparative law. The Center organizes international conferences and symposia, brings visiting scholars from abroad, supports law faculty seminars and workshops, and sends student delegations to universities and research institutes abroad.

    For a recent course list and for more information on studying at TAU, please visit the TAU Student Exchange Program website.

  • Brooklyn Law School offers an exchange program with The University of Essex in Colchester, England, which is situated in the East of England, approximately an hour from London by train. The School of Law at Essex has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, including the world-renowned Human Rights program.  The program is designed for law students interested in international law in the areas of trade, technology and human rights.

    List of sample courses:

      • European Human Rights Law
      • International Trade Law
      • The Inter-American System of Human Rights
      • International Law of Credit and Security
      • Public International Law
      • International Commercial Litigation
      • The Enlargement of the European Union
      • English Legal History
      • International Child Law

    Visit the University of Essex Website for more information on the University of Essex.

  • Our exchange program at the University College Cork in Ireland offers an exciting chance for students to enjoy Cork’s natural beauty while taking advantage of UCC’s historically dynamic research and teaching environment.  The Cork Program is designed primarily for law students with a general interest in European Union law and a particular interest in family and criminal law.

    List of sample courses:

      • International Trade Law and Policy
      • Challenges in Medical Law and Policy
      • Advanced Criminal Process (Clinical Program)
      • Penology
      • Law of the European Union
      • Irish Constitutional Law
      • Cybercrime
      • Juvenile Justice
      • Information Law and Policy

    Visit the University College Cork Website for more information on University College Cork.

  • The Faculty of Law at HKU, located on the northwest side of the island of Hong Kong, was the first law school in Hong Kong and is now the premier law school in the region.  Due to China's rapid social and economic development and Hong Kong's location in the Pacific Rim, the program courses focus mostly on Chinese commercial law, human-rights law and international corporate and financial law. Except for some courses offered in the LL.M. program (e.g., Chinese Law), the course instruction is in English.  The Hong Kong Program is designed primarily for law students with an interest in international business law and law taught from a Far East perspective.

     List of sample courses:

      • Intro to Private International Law
      • Issues in Intellectual Property Law
      • Principles of Family Law
      • International Organizations
      • Public International Law
      • Human Rights in China
      • Law and Religion
      • International Environmental Law
      • China Trade Law

    Visit the University of Hong Kong Website for more information on the University of Hong Kong.

  • Brooklyn Law School is pleased to offer an exchange program with Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France. Lyon is in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 is a public university and the faculty of law has been educating future lawyers for 130 years. It is the largest center for law students in Lyon and is renowned for history of law and family law. It also has a strong business law program.

    Learn more about Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3's exchange program.

View a presentation featuring new international opportunities and programs for BLS students.

Have questions? We have answers.

Julie Sculli 
Director of International Programs
 
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-0626
Email: julie.sculli@brooklaw.edu