Individually-Designed International “Terms Away”
Up to one or two students may obtain permission to enroll at a non-partner institution abroad, subject to approval by the International Committee.
To be considered, students must satisfy all the following requirements:
(a) the proposed program must be in country where Cornell Law School does not have a current exchange partner, no exceptions;
(b) the student must provide a detailed program proposal with their study abroad application;
confirmation that the proposed host institution accepts visiting students and is of comparable quality to Cornell Law School;
a detailed statement of the student’s educational and professional objectives for studying at the other institution, and how they will be met by that institution;
confirmation that a significant portion of the credits to be earned at the host institution are in courses not offered by Cornell, and relate to the clearly defined educational or professional objectives above; and
the cost of tuition for a semester of study at the non-partner institution.
Students should not apply to the proposed law school in advance of being selected by Cornell for an individually-designed program slot.
Students who wish to be considered for an individually-designed program slot should apply online through the regular study abroad application webpage, select the individually-designed slot as one of their five choices, and upload their additional application materials. Applications to participate in the individually-designed program will be considered by the International Committee. The study abroad application opens in December, and the deadline for submitting the application is January 31st at midnight.
Please note, this choice will not be considered unless, you have met all of the above requirements.