Maurer Law is proud to have partnerships with many prestigious law schools around the globe. One aspect of these partnerships is one-to-one student exchange. Maurer Law students and students from our partner schools pay tuition and fees as if they were staying at their home schools, and then exchange places for the semester. Because Maurer Law sends a limited number of students to our partner schools per academic year, these opportunities are only open to Maurer Law students.
The primary application deadline for fall and academic year programs is Friday, February 8, 2013. Applications should be submitted to the International Programs office (Room 220). Students are encouraged to submit applications for spring semester 2014 on February 8 as well, though spring applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 1 for programs with available space. If you have questions about the programs or the application process, please contact Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Programs.
Download and print the 2013-2014 Exchange Program Application.
Dates: Mid-September to mid-December
Two students each year have the opportunity to attend the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) Faculty of Law during the fall semester. All courses at Paris II are taught in French, so participants must have functional fluency in French. Students in the program may enroll in a number of law classes, including advanced civil law, public/private international law, European community law, criminal law, state-owned companies, and French public law.
Dates: Intensive Spanish course: two weeks in mid-September or mid-January; fall semester (late September to late December); spring semester (mid-February to late June)
Our student exchange program with the ESADE (Escuela Superior de Administracion y Derecho de Empresas) Law School in Barcelona, Spain, provides an opportunity for two second- or third-year law students to study in the Spanish legal education system in the fall or spring semester. Students may take courses in Spanish, English, or both. Spanish language ability is not required but it is preferred. A wealth of classes at ESADE are open to exchange students, including European Union law, Roman case law, Spanish court procedures, banking and stock exchange law, and European law on competition. There is an optional two-week intensive language class that begins in mid-September or mid-January (free of charge).
Dates: Early September to mid-December
Up to two students may enroll during the fall semester at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, the first private law school in Germany. Courses for international students are taught in English, but students who are fluent in German can also take courses taught in German. Subjects include survey of German law (required), European law, German, business law, and international law.
Sonipat (New Delhi), India
Dates: Early August to mid-December; Early January to mid-May
Up to two students per year have the unique opportunity to enroll in India's first global law school, part of the recently established O.P. Jindal Global University. JGLS emphasizes the global aspect of the study and practice of law. Maurer Law is one of a select few law schools to have a partnership with Jindal Global Law School. See a list of course offerings here.
Dates: Fall or Spring semesters
Students with advanced Mandarin language skills have an opportunity to participate in a one-semester exchange at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. The Law School has had an active partnership with CUPL since 2000. Qualified students may attend courses taught in the undergraduate and graduate law programs at CUPL’s two Beijing campuses. Students may also attend classes taught in CUPL’s College of Comparative Law. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis.
Dates: Modules 1, 2, 3 (September 1-January 8);Modules 4, 5, 6 (March 1to July 2)
Peking University School of Transnational Law is the first of China’s more than 600 law schools to prepare its students to receive a Juris Doctor degree using a curriculum that is based on the US law school curriculum. The entire curriculum is taught in English by highly distinguished law professors, jurists, and practitioners from around the world. Chancellor and Founding Dean of STL Jeffrey S. Lehman is recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on legal education. STL is located in a self-contained Shenzhen Graduate School campus near the dynamic city of Shenzhen, just across from Hong Kong. For more information, click here.
Dates: Fall semester (early September to mid-December); Spring semester (late January to late May)
Each year, two students have an opportunity to spend either the fall or spring semester attending classes in the Law School at University of Hong Kong (UHK), one of the most prestigious law schools in East Asia. Students may take a wide variety of courses in the areas of international human rights, Chinese law, and public and private international law. All courses at UHK are taught in English.
Dates: Mid-February to late June
Up to two IU students per year are eligible to study in Warsaw University’s School of Polish Law, where all courses are taught in English. Courses include subjects such as introduction to the Polish legal system, constitutionalism in Poland, harmonization of Polish law with the European legal system, and administrative law. Students with adequate proficiency in Polish are also eligible to take courses with Polish law students. The school also offers the Polish language and culture course in cooperation with Polonicum (the Warsaw University Institute teaching Polish as a foreign language).
Auckland, New Zealand
Dates: Semester 1 (early March to late June); Semester 2 (mid-July to mid-November)
Up to two IU students per year are eligible to study in all law subject areas in the University of Auckland LLB program in either semester. Subjects include a full range of domestic, comparative, and international law, including courses specifically related to the Treaty of Waitangi that, together with English common law, forms the basis of contemporary New Zealand law. All courses are in English.
Dates: Fall/Winter quarters (September to January); Spring/Summer quarters (late February to early July)
Up to two IU students may study at Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law during the fall or spring semester. The university follows the quarter system, so two quarters are recommended for a full semester of IU credit. Courses offered in English include comparative enterprise law, comparative criminal justice, World Trade Organization law, and comparative law theory. Because these courses are not all offered in the same semester, students may need to seek additional courses in English from other departments, or they will need to have advanced proficiency in Mandarin.
Rio de Janiero or São Paulo, Brazil
Dates: September-December; late February-late June
Pending final approval, up to two IU students may study at Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro (FGV Direito Rio) or Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School São Paulo (Direito GV) during the fall or spring semester. Both law schools, founded in 2002, were developed to meet the legal needs of a rapidly-devloping society using innovative methods and programs. Direito GV in São Paulo offers the "Direito GV Global Law Program," a program in English created to introduce international law students to the Brazilian legal system and promote a broad debate on issues of global relevance in a Brazilain perspective. FGV Direito Rio offers students with functional fluency in Portuguese the opportunity to study a wide variety of courses, as well as several short courses offered in English.
Dates: January-May (semester exchange); September - August (LL.M. program)
Pending final approval, up to four IU students may study either for the spring semester or for the year at Ireland's oldest and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin, home to Ireland's most prestigious law school. Students may take classes from among the offerings for the LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at TCD. Students wishing to spend a year at TCD may be eligible to complete one of Trinity's five LL.M. degrees, including a master's thesis. This program is highly selective: 3.4 GPA or higher; interview required.
Students whose particular needs or interests are not met by the semester-length programs listed above should contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis to discuss the development of an individual study abroad program that meets both ABA and Law School regulations. There are also opportunities to study law through some of Indiana University's partner institutions.
For more information on all Semester Abroad opportunities, contact:
Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Programs
Phone: (812) 856-5661
E-mail: leedavis [at] indiana [dot] edu