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. For priority consideration, please submit this form by March 1, 2018.

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available for international students. Please contact for more information.

Paris image Paris, France

(4 June - 30 June 2018; 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

(2 July - 28 July 2018; 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?

"While in Paris, I gained a new appreciation for culture, education, and most importantly, food. I developed relationships with colleagues I had shared a classroom with for the entire academic year but had not said one word to, I learned to understand a language that was previously impossible for me to comprehend, and I acquired a deeper respect for our American legal system."

- Saleem Hawatmeh, 1L, Summer 2017


"While studying abroad, I hoped to immerse myself in another culture and take full advantage of everything Paris, France, and Europe had to offer. I felt that I was able to achieve my goal through USD’s study abroad program. The class was structured in a way that allowed me to go to class, explore the city, and still have time to do homework. I could not have asked for a better, more well rounded experience. Sitting in Judge Hawkins and Judge McKeown’s class was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had."

- Theresa Austin, 2L, Summer 2016