Incoming Exchange Students
The University of Texas at Austin is home to over 7,500 international students and scholars, and the rich diversity on our campus is essential to our success as a learning community. As part of the University’s efforts to promote internationalization and global engagement, The University of Texas School of Law (Texas Law) has established exchange agreements with 33 partner institutions from 19 different countries that allow law students from these universities to attend Texas Law as a law exchange student.
Exchange students participating in the Incoming Exchange Program are fully integrated into university life and have full access to all of the services offered by The University of Texas at Austin. Information for prospective exchange students is available on the International Student and Scholar Services website.
Incoming exchange students are required to be studying law at their home university. The Law School does not accept short-term visiting students except those from recognized exchange partners. Non-law exchange students are not permitted to take classes at the Law School.
Incoming law exchange students take courses at the Law School, integrated with both J.D. and LL.M. students. There is some opportunity to take graduate-level courses in other departments, however. All exchange students are required to take Introduction to U.S. Law in the fall semester or U.S. Constitutional Law in the spring semester to build a strong foundation for their studies at Texas Law.
There is a mandatory week-long New Exchange Student Orientation at the Law School the week before classes begin. For other important dates, visit the Texas Law Academic Calendar.
Nominations to study on exchange at Texas Law must come directly from the exchange coordinator at the partner institution. Nominations for the spring semester are due by October 1st. Nominations for the fall semester are due by March 1st. Questions should be sent to the Law School’s Office of Graduate and International Programs at IncomingExchange@law.utexas.edu. The incoming exchange coordinator at Texas Law will send our Exchange Program Guidebook to the exchange coordinator at the partner institution and to the nominated student(s).
The City of Austin
In addition to being ranked among the top 16 national law schools and among the top 5 public law schools in the nation, Texas Law is also in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, the second fastest growing city in the U.S., and the second best city for liberals to live. Boasting 400 live music venues, 100 barbecue restaurants, 200 miles of urban hike and bike trails, and 300 sunny days each year, Austin is the best place in the world to be a law student. Learn more at Visit Austin.
Post-Exchange Opportunities at Texas Law
Did you love being an exchange student at Texas Law? Would you like to come back to Texas Law and complete a LL.M.? If the answer is “Yes!”, we invite you to review our application information and email questions to LLM@law.utexas.edu.