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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 34 partner institutions that allow law students from these universities to attend Texas Law as a law exchange student.

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.  For important dates, visit the Texas Law Academic Calendar. 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

Additionally, 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 students is available on the International Office website.

Nominations to study on exchange at Texas Law must come directly from the 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 & International Programs at IncomingExchange@law.utexas.edu. The incoming exchange coordinator at Texas Law will send our Exchange Program Guidebook to the coordinator at the partner institution and to the nominated students.

In addition to being ranked among the top 20 national law schools, 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.

Did you love your exchange at Texas Law and you want to come back for another year to do an LL.M. Degree? Look over the application information and email LLM@law.utexas.edu with any questions.