American Law Schools studying in Europe?

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American Law Schools studying in Europe?

Postby dingoesatmybaby » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:12 pm

Hi was wondering if there was any way to obtain an American JD while studying in Europe? Is that even a possibility. Or perhaps are there any schools that offer dual-degrees and allow you to study in a foreign country?

I did that for a year for my undergrad and took courses in Spain. I loved it there and I was able to obtain my bachelors in time. Is there any such way to do this for law school. Especially because I really want to do international law so i would love to do a study abroad for my law school.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: American Law Schools studying in Europe?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:55 pm

A bunch of viewbooks I've gotten have mentioned optional years abroad. London is popular, but I've also seen France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Israel (just off the top of my head).


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Re: American Law Schools studying in Europe?

Postby Nobody » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:06 pm

Someone else can probably answer this more definitively than I can, but I think terms abroad are kind of considered a joke in law school, and basically a waste of your money. You're out of college, take a year off and teach English or something. Especially with the way the legal market is now, there's no reason to rush. Spain in particular has a great program where you teach in a public school and get a nice stipend and a visa along with it. Take your year abroad before law school instead of trying to cram it in.

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Re: American Law Schools studying in Europe?

Postby 2014 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:52 pm

Almost every law school has some sort of study abroad program, though some of them are during the summer and interfere with your ability to get a job and would seriously impede your OCI results.

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