Students who are interested in any of the programs discussed below must apply during their 1L or 2L years. The Global Programs Committee selects students based upon their personal statements, experience, academic performance, and, if requested by the Committee, an interview. In addition, students must successfully complete their first-year curriculum in order to be eligible. Selection for some programs is competitive. Students should be aware that the starting dates of semesters at foreign institutions may vary significantly from those at Hastings. The application is available here. Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to sign a Study Abroad Agreement and make a non-refundable deposit of $500. Students studying abroad are responsible for making all of their own travel and living arrangements, including, but not limited to, visas and other immigration formalities, housing, medical insurance, access to medical services, travel reservations, and other needs.
February 6, 2017 for study abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Students considering study abroad opportunities are advised to consult the U.S. State Department’s information pages and travel alerts and warnings for the relevant country. Information pages for specific countries may be accessed here. Travel alerts and warnings may be accessed here. Please be aware that these State Department pages are updated on an ongoing basis.
Students may receive up to 12 credits towards their Hastings degree for courses completed during their participation in any of the following programs:
Austral University; Practicing Law in the Global South
University of New South Wales; Law
Peking University Law School; Chinese Law
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, KoGuan Law School; Chinese Law
University of Copenhagen; European Union Law
Bucerius Law School; International Business Law
Summer Program at Bucerius – International Busienss Law and International IP Transactions, in partnership with UC Hastings:
Freie University; E.U. Business Law
Central European University; Comparative Law, Human Rights and Business Law
Tel Aviv University; Law
Bocconi University; Law
The International University College of Turin; Transnational Economics and Law
Waseda University; Japanese Law
Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy; Business Law
Yonsei University Law School; Business Law
Leiden University; International and E.U. Law
IE (Instituto de Empresa) Law School; International Business Law
College of Law at National Taiwan University
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Law Faculty at the University of London; Law and Development
With approval of the Academic Dean and the International Programs Committee, a student who earns an LL.M. degree at a foreign law school through a faculty-approved program may transfer to UC Hastings a maximum of 24 credits from that LL.M. program (see Academic Regs. §VII. A. 2208). UC Hastings has two faculty-approved concurrent degree programs: SOAS and Paris II. Students must indicate an intention to enroll in the full year LL.M. degree at the time of application to the exchange program, and must have completed 62 credits and four full semesters in residency at UC Hastings by the start of the LL.M. program. If for any reason a student is unable to complete the full-year curriculum, he/she may apply to the Associate Dean of Global Programs for permission to receive up to a maximum of 12 credits for completing a half-year of the program. However, students who do not complete the degree program are not guaranteed that they will receive any credits. Students choosing this degree option should know that due to examination dates of these LL.M. programs, their UC Hastings graduation and certification to take the bar examination may be delayed by one semester.
University of Paris, II; Concurrent J.D./LL.M.; European Business Law
The School of Oriental and African Studies Law Faculty at the University of London; Concurrent J.D./LL.M.; Law and Development
The Vermont Law School; Environmental Law
Section 2207 of the UC Hastings Academic Regulations provides that second or third year J.D. students may submit a proposal to arrange an independent study program at a foreign law school where Hastings does not have an existing exchange program. Students must establish a “compelling justification” for an independent study abroad program. Such proposals are approved only in extraordinary circumstances. For more information, please contact Associate Dean for Global Programs Keith Hand at firstname.lastname@example.org.