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Study Abroad

Cornell Law School's study abroad program offers students an opportunity to make a meaningful international experience part of their legal education. 

Beginning in the spring of their second year, students may spend a semester studying at a law school in another country and earn credit toward the J.D. degree. Students have the chance to see law in a global context by engaging in comparative studies and putting what they learn into a broader perspective. 

Studying abroad permits students to approach other legal systems and legal subjects from a non-U.S. perspective, preparing them for law practice that increasingly will include international and transnational work. It also enables students to learn about the law of countries in which they may have a particular interest.