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Student-Initiated Semester Study Abroad

If a student's academic and professional goals cannot be met through Michigan Law's existing exchanges, he or she may seek permission from the Law School to study for one semester at another law school outside the United States.

Students must establish that the educational program of the law school abroad is of high quality and that the particular coursework for which the student seeks approval is at a level of sophistication, rigor and intensity equivalent to that at Michigan and appropriate for receipt of transfer credit toward the JD degree.  Students must also demonstrate how the proposed program is important to their academic and professional development.

Student-initiated programs generally are not permitted in countries where Michigan Law has existing semester programs.  In addition, permission typically is not granted for participation in programs offered by other US law schools, in programs designed just of American students, or in programs held in countries other than the foreign institution's home country.

Interested students must comply with the General Guidelines for Semester Legal Studies Abroad and Guidelines for Student-Initiated Semester Study Abroad.

Apply by February 15, 2021
(For Fall 2021 or Winter 2022; Winter 2022 applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 15, 2021)

Additional Resources

University of Michigan Travel Warning and Travel Restriction Locations

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories