NORTH AMERICA: Many law schools in North America take foreign students for exchange or for L.L.M. degree study. Currently, there are only a few formal exchange programs, as they are generally handled by arrangement between two law schools and not open to the general law student. However, there is a list of the North American law schools below, many of them containing links to the law schools' web sites, to help facilitate making arrangements for individual study.
Refer to our listing of U.S. law schools as an alternate way to find a school.
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L.L.M, Year, and Semester Programs
The University of Iowa College of Law: L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law
The International and Comparative Law curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of a fast-changing world and the needs of students with many interests. The perspective of these College of Law courses and seminars is enriched by the active participation of foreign-trained lawyers pursing the Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree. Students are enriched also by availing themselves of internationally oriented courses and seminars offered outside the College of Law through The University of Iowa's Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) and associated UI colleges and departments, as well as extra-curricular opportunities such as those offered through participation in The Iowa Society of International Law and Affairs (ISILA).
Phone: (319) 335-9071
For complete program information visit U. Iowa's website:
DETROIT COLLEGE OF LAW
Director: Professor John Reifenberg
Application deadline: March 15
Tel: 517 432-4300
Location: University of the West Indies Law School, Cave Hill
Application deadline: March 30
Tel: 904 644-3400
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
Courses: Land Use Management and Control in Hawaii; International Protection of Human Rights; Asian Comparative Labor Law; Democracy and Political Participation; International Environmental Law
Tuition: $1,500 (up to 6 semester credits)
Admission requirements: One year in good standing at an ABA-accredited or recognized Canadian law school
Director: Professor Leonard J. Nelson
Tel: 205 870-2701
Courses: Criminal Law Defenses taught by Joshua Dressler, author of Understanding Criminal Law; Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure; International Criminal Law; International Trade
Tuition and fees: $1,650 for 4 semester credits; $2,450 for 6 credits. Housing available
Admission requirements: Law in good standing at an ABA- or Canadian Bar Association-approved law school who will have completed one year of study prior to the start of the program
Application deadline: April 1 (enrollment will close early if program is filled prior to deadline)
UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA, CANADA
The Tulane Summer School at McGill University Faculty of Law, in association with Albany Law School, is a unique venture in North American legal education. The program originated with the efforts of the Institutes of Comparative Law at Tulane and McGill. It responds to the professional educational needs created by NAFTA and the globalization of financial and economic markets for training in trans-border law and legal practice. Indeed, the primary goal of the summer school is to provide registrants with a systematic and integrated program in international commercial lawyering.
The principal subject areas covered in the 1997 session are: international trade, NAFTA, international conflict of laws, comparative labor law, trans-border litigation, international commercial arbitration, and international human rights. An orientation program will be held on Wednesday, July 2-the first day of the summer school program. Registrants will be invited to a lecture and a lunch and will be given a general introduction to the curriculum, the university, and the city. Course materials will be supplied and are included in the tuition fee. Courses will be held at the law faculty building, Chancellor Day Hall, 3664 Peel Street, on the McGill University campus.
Courses: Eight courses will be offered, all dealing with international business and trans-border lawyering dispute resolution. Students may take up to 6 credit hours
Admission requirements: Letter of good standing from your current law school
Tel: 504 865-5935