The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has established law student exchange programs with the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella School of Law (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the University of Victoria School of Law (British Columbia, Canada), and Universita Bocconi School of Law (Milan, Italy).
Arizona State University as an institution recognizes the growing importance of international study for well-educated students as evidenced by its' goal to increase student study abroad in the coming years. "ASU is committed to graduating global citizens, and study abroad is one distinct way to encourage intercultural growth and development, throughout the world and the local community," said Robert Page, ASU Provost. "Studying abroad enhances students' educational experiences and their understanding of different cultures and countries."
More specifically the College of Law encourages students to consider studying abroad because global perspective can be an important aspect of a law student's professional preparation. Why pursue legal study abroad?
To be eligible to participate in the law student exchange program, students must be in good academic standing, must be in their third year or second semester of their second year of law studies and must be approved for exchange study by the College of Law. Students who have transferred to the ASU College of Law are not eligible to apply for an exchange program until they have completed a minimum of 12 credits of ASU law school work.
Note that per College of Law policy a maximum of 15 study abroad credits can be applied to the J.D. degree.
In addition to the cultural and educational benefits of an exchange program, the financial benefit is that Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students participating in the program pay the tuition and fees for ASU, not for the exchange institution. However, space in each exchange program is limited and the College of Law may not be able to accommodate participation by all eligible students in a given semester.
Students interested in being considered for an exchange program must submit the following application materials; a letter of interest which should include your educational objectives for studying abroad, a current law school transcript, a current resume, and a recommendation letter from a member of the College of Law faculty. Application materials should be submitted to Leslie Mamaghani (Room 265). The letter of interest should rank your preference of programs if you are interested in more than one exchange program.
Spring 2015 Exchange Program Deadlines:
September 5, 2014 - Deadline for application material to Leslie Mamaghani, Room 265
mid September 2014 - Applicants will be notified by the College of Law of selection decisions
September 23,2014 - Deadline to complete the Study Abroad Office on-line "Eligibility Application" for those students selected to study in an exchange program. At the time of application, the Study Abroad Office will charge the $50 non-refundable application fee to your ASU student account. All exchange participants are also required to pay a non-refundable $400 confirmation deposit that will be due by the date posted on your account.
Information about each of the College of Law exchange partner institutions, including semester dates can be found at https://studyabroad.asu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.SimpleSearch. Use the search function to find the law school exchange programs listed below.
Additional information can be found at the exchange institution web sites as indicated below.
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - http://www.utdt.edu/. NOTE: Students interested in this program must be fluent in Spanish as classes are taught in Spanish.
University of Victoria - http://www.law.uvic.ca/.
Universita Bocconi School of Law can be found at http://www.unibocconi.eu/. NOTE: A limited number of courses are taught in English at this institution. A listing can be found at http://www.ir.unibocconi.eu/coe.
Questions about the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law exchange programs should be directed to Assistant Dean Leslie Mamaghani, firstname.lastname@example.org.