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I did the Geneva externship program. We're the only law school in the country that offers it. As American students, it's incredibly difficult to get positions at the U.N. and NGOs in Geneva. It was an amazing experience.

– Raphaelle Monty, '10

International Opportunities


The Hague's Peace Palace,
home of the International Court of Justice

Study-abroad opportunities are becoming increasingly important in legal education. Michigan Law offers a wide array of dynamic international opportunities for students to engage on a global scale.

Students can receive one semester of credit either through study abroad at foreign law schools or through externship opportunities. Michigan offers a winter externship program with law reform agencies in South Africa, and a winter program in Geneva with leading UN agencies and international NGOs.

Michigan also provides a variety of opportunities for non-credit international experience, in internships with private sector firms in foreign capitals, with NGOs in Cambodia and Namibia, with leading refugee law agencies around the world, and with the AIRE Centre, a human rights organization in London.

Beyond curricular offerings, a great variety of symposia, speakers and student organization activities reflect a strong institutional commitment to global affairs. The Law School's robust fellowships and award programs enable students to pursue special opportunities such as serving as clerks at the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Justice and other judicial institutions overseas.

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