International and Study Abroad Programs

The School of Law is proud to offer many international programs to Texas Law’s J.D. students.

In accordance with paragraph I.A.3 of the American Bar Association’s Criteria for Student Study at a Foreign Institution, the University of Texas at Austin School of Law sets forth the following objectives for students studying abroad and receiving JD credit:

The University Of Texas School of Law recognizes the value of an international component to legal education. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected very few legal issues are exclusively domestic. Exposure to different legal systems equips student with the skills they need to recognize and handle the complexity of international legal issues. Further, exposure to foreign cultures and languages deepens students’ personal development and trains lawyers who are better able to handle clients of all backgrounds, in addition, law students deepen their understanding of United States by comparing it to different legal systems.

Semester Abroad Programs

Students can travel all over the world to learn about foreign legal systems, gain specialized expertise in areas of law while attending prestigious law schools. Texas Law students may attend English instruction or after providing language proficiency may study in a foreign language. Students will spend the fall semester of their 3L year abroad. Students will receive credit toward their J.D. upon successfully completing courses abroad and submitting foreign credit to the Graduate & International Programs office for credit conversion toward their University of Texas School of Law J.D. degree.

English

Spanish

(proficiency for language programs are 2nd year college level)

Portuguese

(proficiency for language programs are 2nd year college level)

J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Programs

Students can earn their J.D. in conjunction with a foreign Law degree at an international law school in a total of three and a half to four years. Students will spend their 3L year abroad and will be eligible to receive a degree from the foreign institution upon successfully completing the foreign degree requirements. Students will submit the same credits to the Graduate & International Programs office for credit conversion toward their University of Texas School of Law J.D. degree.

Credit

All courses taken while on exchange are taken as PASS/FAIL.

Application Information

Interested in expanding your horizons? Fill out a Study Abroad Application. The application period for fall 2016 study abroad is closed. The application period for fall 2017 study abroad will be open to 2Ls starting fall 2016.

Please contact Graduate & International Programs at ISP@law.utexas.edu or in TNH 2.118B for more information.