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Individually-Designed International “Terms Away”

Each year a maximum of three students may obtain permission to enroll at a non-partner institution abroad. The students selected must have unique educational objectives that can be met at the other institution, but not at Cornell. A significant portion of the credits to be earned at the host institution must be in courses not offered by Cornell and must relate to a clearly defined educational or professional objective. The proposed host school must be of comparable quality to Cornell Law School and must be willing to entertain an application for admission as a special or visiting student.

In recent years, institutions at which Cornell students have enrolled for international terms away include: University of Paris II; Korea University; University of Copenhagen; Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Leiden University, the Netherlands; University of Ireland—Galway; University of Toronto.

Students who wish to pursue this option at a foreign law school should contact Laura Spitz, Associate Dean for International Affairs & Executive Director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies prior to the deadline for semester abroad applications. They must also complete the Semester Abroad Application.