USD has entered into exchange agreements with a number of international law schools that allow students of each institution to attend the other for one academic semester. Exchange students pay tuition and fees to their home institution and are only responsible to the host institution for board and lodging (if applicable) and any obligatory membership fees to campus organizations. Credit for coursework undertaken on an exchange program generally can be transferred to USD, subject to approval by USD in the same manner as any coursework submitted for transfer under our Academic Rules. If you are a USD law student interested in participating in one of the following semester exchange programs, please contact Graduate and International Programs.
Are you a USD student interested in applying for a scholarship? Fill out our online International Study Abroad Scholarship form.
ESADE Law School (begins Spring 2014)
As the second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is known for its rich cultural history and physical beauty. The city’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage prevails in its 2,000 years of history. Barcelona is Spain’s major seaport and commercial and financial center situated between scenic mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Located at the Barcelona-Pedralbes campus, ESADE Law School was founded in 1992 and is part of the Ramon Llull University. ESADE Law School is the only law school in Spain to have a Professional Council consisting of representatives from all legal professions and over 30 internationally renowned law firms. In the Fall, courses are offered in English and Spanish. For Spring courses, students must be fluent in Spanish.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella School of Law (begins Spring 2013)
Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America, and considered the most important, largest and most populous of South American capitals. Visitors often call it the Paris of South America because of its abundant European style architecture, rich cultural life, and the highest concentration of theatres in the world. One of the premier educational institutions in Latin America, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella was founded in 1991 to educate Argentina’s new generation of business, political, academic, social and artistic leaders. Law courses cover economics, tax and international law, with a special focus on European Union law, civil law and criminal law. Most courses are offered in Spanish.
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
The capital of Denmark and its largest city, Copenhagen is a major regional center of culture, business, media, and science. This Scandinavian hub city has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life and is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. With more than 4,000 students, the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law is the largest of Denmark's four law schools. It is also the oldest law faculty in Denmark, as it has existed since 1479. Law courses give special emphasis to European Union laws relating to intellectual property law, constitutional law, business and corporate law and human rights law. Classes are offered in both English and Danish.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law (anticipated beginning Fall 2013)
Jerusalem is Israel’s largest city in population and area. Located in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea, it is also one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem offers rich cultural, religious, and historical significance to many around the globe. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law was established in 1949 as the first law faculty at an Israeli university. Law courses explore international law with an interdisciplinary approach, with a special emphasis on human rights law, intellectual property law and international business law. Classes are offered in both English and Hebrew.
The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London (begins Fall 2014)
One of the largest and most fascinating cities in Europe, London hails as the center of government and finance. This city is steeped in history from the Royal Family to Shakespeare. London is famed by its iconic symbols of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as well as one of the centers of international law and financial law practice. The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, established in 1831, is consistently recognized as one of the best law schools in the world as well as one of the oldest law schools in England. Areas of faculty research expertise include criminal law, European law, intellectual property law, business and finance law, and jurisprudence. Classes are in English.
Peking University School of Transnational Law (begins Spring 2013)
Located just north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a major city in Southern China's Guangdong Province. In 1979, the area became China's first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Shenzhen is now considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Founded in 2008, Peking University School of Transnational Law is unique among China’s 630 law schools. Its mandate is to draw upon the best features of U.S. JD education and adapt them to a Chinese context. Core courses focus on common-law subjects with a transnational and comparative law emphasis. Upper-division courses mix more advanced electives with a full curriculum of Chinese law courses. Classes are offered in both English and Chinese.
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Singapore Management University School of Law (begins Spring 2014)
Singapore is the vibrant and diverse capital of the Republic of Singapore, a small but robust island city-state. Recognized as a top financial hub worldwide, Singapore is a multicultural locale known especially for its free, innovative and competitive business market. Singapore is also an educational center, with its universities hosting thousands of international students each year. Singapore Management University School of Law, founded in 2007, strives to produce articulate, analytical attorneys with the capacity to think globally. A holistic approach to study offers students a broad array of coursework with an emphasis on international law and the intersection of law with the spheres of business, economics and politics. Courses are offered in English.
EBS Law School (begins Spring 2014)
Located in southwest Germany near the major European financial hub of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name translates to "meadow baths," making reference to the 14 hot springs that are still flowing today. Largely spared by allied bombing raids during World War II, Wiesbaden has retained much of its beautiful architecture and historical charm. Founded in 2011, EBS Law School is the first and only university in Germany to offer a traditional law degree program with a clear focus on European Union business law. The curriculum combines legal with business studies and delivers top level research, teaching and executive education of high practical relevance, not only in the legal field but also at the intersection of business and law. Classes are offered in both English and German.