International Legal Programs
Law School Study Abroad Programs & International Summer Programs
“With eight law study-abroad programs to choose from, our students are immersed in the structure and practice of international legal systems—which in turn strengthens their understanding of the American system.” Professor Philip Hamilton
Through the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE) (a group of four independent law schools that offers joint study abroad programs, visit-in programs to provide geographic flexibility for students, and other creative programming and services for the four schools), students can study abroad for either a semester or a summer through international legal programs. Courses of study include international and comparative law topics in such areas as human rights, juvenile justice, human rights in intellectual property and corporate law, civil and criminal lawsuits (comparing U.K. and U.S.), constitutional history (comparing U.K. and U.S.), environmental law, and international mediation.
New England Law is also one of the few law schools in the world that regularly places students in summer and semester-long clinical positions and externships with the International Criminal Court and tribunals in The Hague.
For further information on any of our law school study abroad programs, please contact Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa; telephone 617-422-7271.
CILE Summer Programs
- Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway (program managed by New England Law)
- London Study Centre, London (three-week session)
- Foundation for International Studies, University of Malta, Valletta
- Charles University Faculty of Law, Prague
- Justice in the Americas, Santiago de Chile
Students attending a CILE summer program do not need advance approval to earn New England Law course credit, and grades received are included on New England Law transcripts.
Law School Semester Abroad Programs
- University of Aarhus, Denmark
- University of Leiden, The Netherlands
- University of Paris X-Nanterre (managed by New England Law)
All semester abroad study must be approved by the dean’s office. Participation in semester abroad programs may also be limited by program size constraints.
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
- ICTY/R Appeals Chamber
- Office of the Co-prosecutors of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
- Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL)
- Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
Students interested in a semester abroad may intern in the fall or spring of their final year with various international criminal tribunals.
ABA Approved Summer Law School Abroad Programs
New England Law students may enroll in any summer study law abroad programs approved by the American Bar Association. Courses must be approved in advance to earn New England Law credit, and grades are not accepted for inclusion on New England Law transcripts.