Are you planning on attending law school? Do you regret not going on exchange while completing your undergraduate degree? Did you go on exchange during your undergrad but want to experience studying abroad again? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider travelling abroad to study law.
Queen’s is partnered with various universities where students can study for one term and earn credits for their J.D., enhancing the degree. There are exchange partners across Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and the Middle East. Students are to apply for exchange during their second year of law school to travel abroad during either the fall or winter semester of their third year.
However, if one semester abroad is not enough or you wish to attend a university that is not partnered with Queen’s, you can apply to a law school abroad directly. Kristy Jackson, University of Leicester Law ’14, chose to study in the United Kingdom. When asked why she wanted to attend law school abroad, Kristy replied, “I wanted to experience different cultures and develop my knowledge of international law.” Additional highlights of internationalizing your degree include exposure to new practices of law, gaining skills by adapting to new environments, making connections with international alumni, adding to your resume profile, and the opportunity to live abroad.
For more information about international exchanges through Queen’s Law and a list of placements, click HERE!