Study Abroad Programs

New York Law School permits students in good academic standing to take courses and earn academic credits only through American Bar Association-approved summer abroad programs. For a listing of programs, please visit the ABA study abroad homepage.

New York Law School has its own summer abroad program in London, England, and a semester abroad program in partnership with Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Clic here for New York Law School’s study abroad FAQs.

 New York Law School Summer Abroad Program in London

New York Law School has its own summer abroad program in London, England. For more information on tuition and schedule, click here. Unlike attending summer programs offered by other law schools, New York Law School students receive letter grades for participating in this program.

Students can take courses (taught mostly by New York Law School faculty) such as International Corporate and Financial Services Law, Real Estate Transactions in a Global Marketplace, Law of the European Union, International Intellectual Property, and International Commercial Arbitration.

New York Law School semester abroad program in the Netherlands

New York Law School students may study abroad for one semester at the Faculty of Law at Radboud University located in the city of Nijmegen. Every year, New York Law School will select two students from a pool of applicants to study at Radboud University in either the fall or spring semester. Preference will be given to students entering their third year of law school. 2L students will also be strongly considered.

The 2015 spring semester at Radboud begins on February 2, 2015, and ends around May 2015. (There is an orientation session during the last week of January 2015.)

What are some of the benefits of studying at Radboud University?

  • Students pay New York Law School tuition to take courses at Radboud.
  • Radboud is a well-regarded Dutch university with a broad array of courses which significantly complements our course offerings in the areas of international and comparative law. The small campus offers a more intimate educational experience compared to larger European universities.
  • Spending a semester at Radboud will give students access to courses unavailable at many U.S. law schools, and also permit them to take similarly titled courses (for example, International Law, International Business Transactions, or European Union Law) taught by non-Americans who may convey the subject matter from a different perspective.
  • Students will choose from a list of over 10 courses (all taught in English) and take the standard Radboud final exams administered by faculty members of that school.
  • NYLS credit will be awarded on a pass/fail basis for up to 14 credits of study, which will count towards the graduation requirement. (Students will NOT receive letter grades.)
  • Students will select courses in consultation with an NYLS faculty member.
  • Students will be responsible for arranging the necessary visa and also for covering the cost of accommodations, international travel, travel in the host country, equipment, food, hospitalization, health insurance, and other incidental expenses.
  • For more information on the Faculty of Law at Radboud University, please click here.
  • For a description of courses during the 2014-15 academic year, please click here.

Eligibility

  • Currently-enrolled 2L students in the day division.

Application Procedures

To apply, you must submit:

  • A one-page statement on why you want to study at Radboud University, how enrolling at Radboud will advance your educational and professional interests, and which courses you would like to take.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A resume.

To be considered for admission in the spring 2015 semester, please bring these materials (enclosed in an envelope) to the Associate Director, Michael Rhee, in SW-920 (located on the 9th floor of 40 Worth Street) by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014:

  • Please do not e-mail the materials to him.
  • If Michael Rhee is not in his office, put your envelope into his inbox in SW-923.1. (It’s the copy room around the corner from his office.)
  • If you dropped off your materials into his inbox, please send him an e-mail message to confirm that he received your information packet.