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International Programs

From our study abroad programs in Barbados and Maastricht, to our constitutional law research project in the Republic of Georgia, Washburn Law provides students and faculty opportunities to learn about the law globally.

Study Abroad Offerings

As early as 1968, Washburn recognized that the practice of law was becoming increasingly global and responded with a summer-abroad program. Washburn Law now expands students' understanding of different legal systems through its summer program at The University of the West Indies on Barbados and its semester-long program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Washburn Law Summer Law Program - University of the West Indies, Barbados

Photograph: Beach in Barbados.Washburn's affordable Summer Law Program in Barbados provides students an opportunity to understand their legal systems more fully through comparative study of the Caribbean system. In this faculty-led program, students study with faculty and peers from the United States and across the Caribbean, all while living in a stimulating West Indian university environment. The program takes place during the first summer session so that students can continue their studies at Washburn or intern at home during second session. Financial aid applies and scholarships are available. The program is open to law students from other universities, as well.

Semester Abroad Exchange Program - Maastricht University Faculty of Law

Photograph: Building in Maastricht, The Netherlands.Washburn's Semester Abroad Exchange Program in Maastricht allows Washburn Law students who have completed at least one year of course work to study international law and comparative law with the faculty of law at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. Maastricht University has a highly regarded law program and is centrally located for an ideal European travel experience. Under the terms of our exchange agreement, up to four Washburn Law students may study at Maastricht in a given academic year. Washburn also receives up to four exchange students from Maastricht University per year, typically hailing from The Netherlands and other parts of Europe. The program is open only to Washburn Law J.D. students, and requires at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA.

Partnered Summer Study Abroad Programs

In order to expand the opportunities available to our students, Washburn Law now partners with both Creighton University School of Law and Stetson University College of Law.

In addition to Washburn's own Summer Law Program in Barbados, Washburn students may take advantage of these pre-approved, ABA-accredited programs:

Photograph: Building in Nuremberg, Germany.Creighton Law's Nuremberg Summer Program focuses on international criminal law and typically takes place during second summer session. In Summer 2015, a Washburn Law 2L successfully completed our own Barbados program during Summer Session I, and then quickly traveled to Europe to join Creighton's Nuremberg program for Summer Session II. Washburn currently accepts graded credits from the Nuremberg program for those courses completed with a grade of C or better. For internal application instructions, see apply to external study abroad programs.

Photograph: Building in Granada, Spain.Stetson Law's summer program in Granada, Spain typically focuses on international business and trade law. For Summer 2016, credits will transfer back to Washburn Law on a credit/no-credit basis for each course in which the student earns a C or better in the course, according to Washburn grading standards. For internal application instructions, see apply to external study abroad programs.

Photograph: Meeting at The Hague.Stetson Law's summer program in The Hague, The Netherlands focuses on international courts and tribunals. For Summer 2016, credits will transfer back to Washburn Law on a credit/no-credit basis for each course in which the student earns a C or better in the course, according to Washburn grading standards. For internal application instructions, see apply to external study abroad programs.

Photograph: Building in Seoul, South Korea.Stetson Law's summer program in Seoul, South Korea focuses primarily on international business and trade law. For Summer 2016, credits will transfer back to Washburn Law on a credit/no-credit basis for each course in which the student earns a C or better in the course, according to Washburn grading standards. For internal application instructions, see apply to external study abroad programs.

Partnered Semester Abroad Program - Stetson Law Autumn in London

Photograph: Building in London, England.Stetson Law's fall semester program in London offers a faculty-led semester abroad option. For information about transfer credits unique to this program in 2016, please contact the Director of International Legal Programs for updated advice. For internal application instructions, see apply to external study abroad programs.

External Programs: Procedures and Support

Students who wish to participate in an ABA-accredited study abroad program other than those listed above are encouraged to pursue their interests. In order to qualify for internal study abroad scholarships and for credit transfer, students must follow approval and application procedures at Washburn Law in addition to any application process required by the host law school. For internal application instructions, see our external study abroad information page.

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