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.
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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.
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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 2013 autumn semester at Radboud begins on September 2, 2013 and ends in December 2013. (There is an orientation session during the last two weeks of August.)
The 2014 spring semester at Radboud begins in early February 2014 and ends in May 2014. (There is an orientation session at the end of January 2013.)
What are some of the benefits of studying at Radboud University?
Application procedure: To apply, you must submit:
To be considered for admission in the Autumn 2013 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 4:00 pm on April 15, 2013:
Academic logistics for SUMMER study abroad
(1) The Center for International Law handles only the logistics for its own summer abroad programs in London. For non-NYLS summer abroad programs, students must obtain permission from the Office of Academic Affairs (5th Floor of the "B" building) before attending such a program. All courses must also be approved in advance. Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs to fill out a permission form. That office has also posted a list of frequently asked questions concerning study abroad.
(2) New York Law School will transfer up to six credits from a non-New York Law School summer abroad program and apply them towards the 86 credits needed for graduation, provided that the grade received was a "C" or higher. Also, students will only receive credit (and NOT letter grades) for non-New York Law School summer abroad programs. On the other hand, students will receive letter grades for New York Law School's own summer abroad program in London, England.
(3) Please note that credit will be given for only one summer abroad program. Furthermore, students should be aware that, generally, residence credit will not be awarded for a summer abroad program and, therefore, students may not use such programs to accelerate their date of graduation. (Resident credit is awarded only for those programs in which the in-class component of the program is at least eight weeks long.)
Academic logistics for SEMESTER study abroad in the NYLS Netherlands program and non-NYLS semester abroad programs
(1) For New York Law School's semester abroad program in the Netherlands (and for non-NYLS semester abroad programs), students will receive credit, but NOT letter grades. (See the left-hand side for more information.)
(2) New York Law School will transfer up to 16 credits from a semester abroad program and apply them towards the 86 credits needed for graduation, provided that the grade received was a "C" or higher.
(3) In general, students will receive residence credit for a semester abroad program.
(4) The Center for International Law will select students to participate in the Netherlands study abroad program. Students must then visit the Office of Academic Affairs (5th floor of the "B" building) where they MUST fill out a permission form. That office has also posted a list of frequently asked questions concerning study abroad.