Study Abroad

Richmond Law allows its students to earn credit toward the J.D. degree through coursework at certain foreign educational institutions, so that students have the opportunity to access a greater array of courses covering foreign, international, and comparative law; to immerse themselves in different legal cultures; and to prepare themselves for an increasingly global world of legal practice. In order to ensure that the objectives and requirements of such coursework are consistent with the objectives and requirements of courses taught at Richmond Law, coursework at foreign educational institutions and credit therefor must be approved in advance by the international academic adviser, pursuant to a written plan specific to each student.

The most popular programs for Richmond Law students over the last several years have included (in no particular order):

New University partnerships include:

Advanced foreign language skills are not necessary for a semester abroad-many of Richmond's partner universities offer at least a portion of their law curriculum in English, as well as in their native languages.

The accreditation rules of the American Bar Association allow law students to count a semester or year-long law study abroad program toward the six semesters necessary to earn the law degree.

For more information about legal studies abroad, contact Associate Dean Kristen Osenga:

Financial aid applies to Richmond semester abroad programs. Additionally, financial scholarships are available for law students who go abroad (see the International Education website for applications and eligibility requirements).