International Academic Opportunities
Why Should Law Students Study Abroad?
If you are a law student interested in pursuing a career in international, environmental, business, immigration or even criminal or regulatory law, studying abroad can provide you with an opportunity to learn a new language, an introduction to the legal institutions of another country and an opportunity to take courses not offered at the Sturm College of Law. Additionally, international law courses taken abroad can count toward the International Law Certificate offered through the International Legal Studies Program. At the Sturm College of Law, you can choose to participate in our study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy; our Lawyering in Spanish summer study abroad program in Antigua, Guatemala; our JD/LLM concurrent program in Madrid, Spain or graduate studies in Lund, Sweden. In addition, you can also choose one of the many other ABA-approved programs offered through other U.S. law schools in countries around the world.
As part of the Italy summer program, students spend four weeks in Sorrento, Italy earning up to six course credits in international and comparative law courses. They also will receive an introduction to Italian and European culture and enjoy several guided tours.
Host institution: Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
How do I get started: If you are interested in the Sorrento program, complete the program application for Sturm College of Law students or contact Professor Celia Taylor at email@example.com.
The Guatemala program is a summer study abroad program through the Lawyering in Spanish Program and in partnership with the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and in affiliation with Gonzaga. Students spend three weeks in Antigua, Guatemala improving their Spanish and studying comparative law of Latin America. After completing the program in Antigua, students may choose to participate in an 8-week externship in Guatemala City.
How do I get started: If you are interested in the Guatemala summer study abroad program, complete the program application for Sturm College of Law students or contact Professor Beto Juarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JD/LLM Degree Program
As part of the Madrid concurrent program, 3L students spend one year in Madrid, Spain, earning dual degrees: a European LLM degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and an American JD degree from the Sturm College of Law. Students will attend full-time courses in international and European business law.
Host Institution: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
How do I get started: If you are interested in the Madrid Concurrent Program, complete the program application for Sturm College of Law Students or contact Professor Celia Taylor at email@example.com.
As part of the Lund Graduate Semester Program, graduate students will earn 30 credits per semester. Over 700 courses (both graduate and undergraduate) are taught in both English and Swedish, including courses in law at the graduate level.
Host Institution: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
How do I get started: If you are interested in the Lund Graduate Semester Exchange Program, please read the program flyer for University of Denver and Sturm College of Law students or contact Professor Celia Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources: DU Study Abroad at Lund University