Law students may study law in a foreign country through summer or semester abroad programs, and many of our students do so. The Law School and the University maintain exchange agreements with universities around the world, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, Monash University, and La Trobe University, where our students have recently studied and participated in legal internships. Students may also participate in summer abroad programs, which are offered in universities throughout Europe and Asia; see the American Bar Association’s comprehensive list of schools offering such programs.
In general, credits earned via ABA-accredited law school programs will be transferable toward your degree, but you should consult with the Dean of Academic Affairs to confirm this and to determine how your desired study abroad program fits in with your overall law school curriculum.
Joint Degree with University of British Columbia in Canada
For students who wish to pursue an international joint degree, the Law School has entered into an innovative partnership with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, which allows students to earn a Canadian law degree as well as an American JD after four years of study. For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/ubc.
Exchange Program with Bucerius Law School in Germany
Students interested in Europe may apply to spend the Fall semester as an exchange student at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The Bucerius Law School Program in International and Comparative Business Law is designed for international students from around the world and all courses are taught in English. This program offers the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge of German, European and international law, covering topics such as corporate governance, international banking transactions, comparative contract law, etc. Students interested in applying, please contact Professor Alison Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Bucerius Law School, please visit: http://www.law-school.de/exchangeprogram.html?&L=1
Exchange Program with La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia
Students who would like to pursue business law studies may also participate in our exchange with La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Students in this program have the opportunity to augment their course studies with offerings from the Global Business Law LL.M. Program at the Faculty of Law & Management. The current offerings focus on international and comparative business transactions and practice. For more information on the Faculty of Law and the global business law program, see: