Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Admission and Enrollment

Washburn Law's Barbados Study Abroad Programs is open to both U.S. law students and international law students. J.D. students are eligible for the program when they:

  1. Demonstrate they are good academic standing (Washburn Law students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and non-Washburn students must furnish a dean's letter of good standing); and
  2. Will complete at least one year of academic work toward the J.D. degree before May 22, 2018 or, if enrolled in the Washburn Law January 2018 admissions program, at least 12 credits of full-time study in the Spring 2018 semester.

Law students from schools outside the United States are also invited to apply, including those from LL.B. programs. Each application will be reviewed carefully to assess whether the international law student is academically prepared for the program, and the Director or Academic Dean may require additional information from the student before approving an application. LL.B. students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill should enroll through their home institution.

Anticipated Enrollment

Based on past enrollment, we expect that in 2018, we will have approximately 6-12 students from United States law schools and 20-25 from University of the West Indies. In 2017, there were 8 students from U.S. law schools and approximately 20-25 students from University of the West Indies in each course.

ABA Standards

Foreign Summer and Intersession Criteria Disclosure

Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in this program is subject to determination by the student's home school.

Standard 506: Enrollment of Non-Degree Candidates

Without requiring compliance with its admission standards and procedures, a law school may enroll individuals in a limited number of courses, as auditors, non-degree candidates, or candidates for a degree other than a law degree, only if such enrollment does not interfere with the ability of the law school to operate in compliance with the Standards and to carry out its program of legal education.

Photograph: Ashlee Erikson.
"Living and studying in Barbados for six weeks was an experience that I will never forget. I learned about a new culture, met new people, and made friendships that will last a lifetime. Studying abroad is definitely a life changing experience that I recommend for any student." - Ashlee Erickson, '13