​Summer Programs

Summer 2022 Applications open now!

*Please note that we are unable to accommodate non-USD applicants from ABA-accredited schools in Summer 2022.

Paris cityscape

London cityscape


USD's summer study abroad programs are open to USD law students and, circumstances permitting, 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.

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 30, 2022.

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.


Student Experiences

"...being in a city full of intellectual property history and case material was fascinating. From walking by the Yves St. Laurent offices and fashion museums on a casual walk through the city and then reviewing one of their major IP disputes in class, I truly felt immersed in the issues presented."  

Maryam A. - Summer 2019 Paris Program


"The program blew away even my highest academic expectations and gaining this unique international perspective on the study of law globally will undoubtedly exceed any professional gains I would have otherwise received from a traditional 1L summer experience."

Cory D. – Summer 2019 Paris Program


“This was a life changing trip that I would recommend and encourage all first-year law students to take. I learned so much about myself, the law, and the country I was visiting."

Brittany H. - Summer 2019 London Program

Paris, France

Summer 2022: Tuesday, June 7 through Saturday, July 2, 2022
(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, England

Summer 2022:  Monday, July 4 through Thursday, July 30, 2022
(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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