Summer Programs

USD’s summer study abroad programs are open to USD law students and students enrolled in ABA-accredited and foreign law schools, who are in good academic standing and have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study. These programs provide intensive training in international, comparative and foreign law, while introducing American students to the legal institutions of another country.  At the same time, students from Commonwealth and civil law traditions experience American legal viewpoints and problem-solving methods.  Programs bring together students and expert faculty for a rich experience of academic and cultural interchange. If you are interested in participating in one of the following ABA-accredited summer study abroad programs, please see information below and contact Graduate and International Programs

Scholarship funds are available for current USD law students who attend a USD Law Summer Study Abroad program. To be considered for a scholarship, USD law students must complete the International Study Abroad Scholarship form.

Paris image Paris, France

(6 June - 2 July 2016; 2-5 credits)
Paris is one of the most important centers of international law practice in the world, and the front from which the Civil Law system flowed. Its monuments, museums and restaurants make it one of the most pleasant cities in the world.  Established in 1973 as the first summer law program on the continent of Europe, our Paris program focuses on public international law.
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London image London, England

(4 July - 30 July 2016; 2-5 credits)
One of the principal centers of international law practice and the prime center of financial law practice, London's timeless mix of old and new makes it one of Europe's hippest cities. Classes are held at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College, in the heart of the British legal and political world and surrounded by major global law firms. Students interested in business law and international negotiations will find this program just their "cup of tea."  Our London program, established in 1979, focuses on international business law.
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If you are interested in participating in one of USD School of Law's ABA-accredited summer study abroad programs, please contact:

Office of Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
P: (619) 260-7584
F: (619) 260-4515


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-7584
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M-F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Why Study Abroad?

"Studying abroad exposed me to several different fields of international law and convinced me that was the direction I wanted to go in. Furthermore, studying abroad opened up doors for me which are closed to most other law students. For example, I have obtained an internship this summer working at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and received the job in large part because of my past experiences living abroad. I hope to now graduate with a concentration in international law and someday work in foreign affairs. None of this would have been possible if I did not choose to study abroad."

- Joseph Gulino, 2L, participated in USD's summer study abroad programs during Summer 2014