Study Abroad

Through arrangements with foreign universities and other legal institutions around the world, Chicago-Kent has created many opportunities for its J.D. students to study and gain valuable exposure to foreign legal systems in foreign countries. Spending a summer or a semester in another country is not only an eye-opening experience but also excellent preparation for understanding today's globalized legal marketplace. In accordance with American Bar Association guidelines, the particular educational objectives that the law school seeks to achieve in permitting its J.D. students to study away and earn credit toward the J.D. degree are: 

  • Exposure to the laws and legal systems of jurisdictions outside the United States and of the international legal system to better prepare students for law practice that has an increasingly globalized and transnational component 
  • To learn about the law and legal culture of foreign jurisdictions in which the student may have a particular interest or focus 
  • To learn and experience a foreign language and culture to help students in their future careers counsel clients from particular language and cultural backgrounds 

Begin your study abroad application process.  

Students have completed semesters at the following learning institutions:


The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) School of Law


Hunan University
Southwest University of Political Science and Law


Sergio Arboleda
Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Derecho


University of Copenhagen


The Paul Verlaine University of Metz (Metz) (Lorraine)
University of Pantheon-Assas Paris II


Bucerius Law School
EBS Universität
University of Augsburg


Konkuk University College of Law
Sookmyung Women's University


Monterrey Institute of Technology

New Zealand

University of Waikato


University of Oslo


Universidad Europea de Madrid
University of Navarra


University of Zurich

Contact Information

Office of International Programs
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Room 320
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312.906.5134

Adam Weber, Director and Associate Dean of International Programs
Sara Rusnak, Senior Program Coordinator
Wirdani Peters, Program Coordinator