Question of the Week
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Q: I am interested in studying abroad. What opportunities are available at Lewis & Clark Law School?
A: Lewis & Clark Law School has partnerships with the summer study abroad program at the University of San Diego and with the China Program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. In addition, L&C also has a partnership with Santa Clara University Law School, where L&C students can study in 12 countries or intern at 31 countries. L&C students can also attend a summer institute for international law & policy at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
L&C students may participate in summer study abroad through either of these programs or they can participate in summer programs offered at other ABA accredited law schools. The ABA allows transfer of up to 12 study abroad credits towards a J.D. degree at a U.S. law school. Many Lewis & Clark students, particularly first year students, participate in study abroad programs each year.
It is advised to discuss your plans of going abroad with the staff at Career & Professional Development Center to make sure that this would fit well with your goals. In some cases, they may recommend that you consider working abroad instead or volunteering while studying, so that you come back with some solid work experience (preferably legal) that you can use to enhance your resume.
Some students choose instead to pursue an externship abroad, rather than studying abroad. Refer to our externship program for more information on this option. Examples of where L&C students have done international externships include India, the Netherlands, and China.
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