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Global and International Experiences

Indiana Law offers you several ways to engage with global legal issues and to gain experience in today’s rapidly growing global legal profession: global externships; semester exchange programs; and summer study abroad. These opportunities are part of the school's larger goal of producing globally competent lawyers.We believe that all of our graduates, but especially those who take part in our one-of-a-kind international opportunities, should be able to demonstrate three key global competencies:

Global awareness: The ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the interrelatedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends, and legal and political systems.

Global perspective: The ability to look at and understand issues from multiple perspectives, not just their own.

Global engagement: The ability to adapt these skills to their legal practice.

Through global and comparative coursework, interaction with the Law School's global student body, attendance at and engagement with pre-departure and re-entry orientation sessions — as well as formative experiences overseas — you will gain both a competitive edge and valuable insight into the global legal profession. Our goal is that when you graduate, you will be globally aware, interculturally competent, and well-rounded, ready to serve the legal needs of your local, national and global communities.

Milton Stewart Fellows: Global Externships in Seven Countries

Any law school can sign you up for a summer or a semester of study in another country (so do we). But only Indiana Law can offer you a summer of real work in another country. This is no leisurely summer study abroad program, with esoteric classes in the mornings and afternoons by the seashore. Stewart Fellows work — and they work hard, in corporations, highly ranked international law firms, and rights-based non-governmental organizations, delivering real legal services in seven countries throughout the world. Unlike many programs with steep price tags – costing students thousands or tens of thousands of dollars – each Stewart Fellow receives funding to cover travel and living expenses while working abroad, in countries like China, India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, and Argentina.

Read about the Stewart Fellows' experiences at the Center on the Global Legal Profession website.

Eric T. Werner Scholars: Research and Microsoft Internships in China

Microsoft has developed the Eric T. Werner Global Cybersecurity Policy Advancement Exchange Program in partnership with Indiana University and Xi'an Jiao Tong University. Its purpose: to help improve mutual understanding of cyber policy consideration between the U.S. and China, and to set an example of effective international academic and industry collaborations to address global information security challenges.

Two Indiana Law students are selected each summer as Eric T. Werner Scholars, spending approximately eight weeks at Xi'an Jiao Tong University conducting research with colleagues at the Information Security Law Research Center, and approximately four weeks interning in Microsoft's policy division in Beijing.

Read more about this program and download the application.

Semester Exchange Programs

Indiana Law has formed partnerships with many prestigious law schools around the globe.  One of the benefits of these partnerships is one-to-one student exchanges. Indiana Law students and students from our partner schools pay tuition and fees as if they were staying at their home schools, and then exchange places for the semester. 

The primary application deadline for fall and academic year programs is generally the first Friday in February. The application deadline for fall semester 2016 and academic year 2016-17 programs is Friday, February 5, 2016. Submit applications to the International Programs office (Room 220) or to Dean Lesley Davis, Spring applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 1 for programs with available space. If you have questions about the programs or the application process, please contact Dean Davis.

Download and print the 2016-2017 Exchange Program Application.

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Dates: October 1 to December 22; January 7 to April 27

Up to two students each year have the opportunity to attend the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) Faculty of Law during the fall or spring semester. All courses at Paris II are taught in French, so participants must have functional fluency in French. Students in the program may enroll in a number of law classes, including advanced civil law, public/private international law, European community law, criminal law, state-owned companies, and French public law.

ESADE Law School, Barcelona

Dates: Intensive Spanish course: two weeks in mid-September or mid-January; fall semester (late September to late December); spring semester (mid-February to late June)

Our student exchange program with the ESADE (Escuela Superior de Administración y Derecho de Empresas) Law School in Barcelona, Spain, provides an opportunity for up to four second- or third-year law students to study in the Spanish legal education system in the fall or spring semester. Students may take courses in Spanish, English, or both. Spanish language ability is not required but it is preferred. A wealth of classes at ESADE are open to exchange students, including European Union law, Roman case law, Spanish court procedures, banking and stock exchange law, and European law on competition. There is an optional two-week intensive language class that begins in mid-September or mid-January (free of charge).

Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Dates: Early September to mid-December

Up to two students may enroll during the fall semester at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, the first private law school in Germany. Courses for international students are taught in English, but students who are fluent in German can also take courses taught in German. Subjects include survey of German law (required), European law, German, business law, and international law.

O.P. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), New Delhi

Dates: Early August to mid-December

Up to two students per year have the unique opportunity to enroll in India's first global law school, part of the recently established O.P. Jindal Global University. JGLS emphasizes the global aspect of the study and practice of law. Maurer Law is one of a select few law schools to have a partnership with Jindal Global Law School. Students may take courses from the LL.B. and LL.M. degree programs, as well as select courses from the Jindal Schools of Business, International Affairs, and Government & Public Policy. Opportunities for internships available to qualified students.

China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing

Dates: Early September to mid-December; mid-February to mid-July

Students with advanced Mandarin language skills have an opportunity to participate in a one-semester exchange at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) College of Comparative Law in Beijing. The Law School has had a partnership with CUPL since 2000. Qualified students may attend courses taught in Chinese or English in the undergraduate and graduate law programs at CUPL’s two Beijing campuses. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis.

Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen

Dates: Modules 1, 2, 3 (September 1-January 8);Modules 4, 5, 6 (March 1to July 2)

Peking University School of Transnational Law is the first of China’s more than 600 law schools to prepare its students to receive a Juris Doctor degree using a curriculum that is based on the US law school curriculum. The entire curriculum is taught in English by highly distinguished law professors, jurists, and practitioners from around the world. STL is located in a self-contained Shenzhen Graduate School campus near the dynamic city of Shenzhen, just across from Hong Kong. Up to two Maurer students per year may participate for two or three modules. For more information, click here.

University of Hong Kong

Dates: Fall semester (early September to mid-December); Spring semester (late January to late May)

Each year, two students have an opportunity to spend either the fall or spring semester attending classes in the Law School at University of Hong Kong (UHK), one of the most prestigious law schools in East Asia. Students may take a wide variety of courses in the areas of international human rights, Chinese law, and public and private international law. All courses at UHK are taught in English.

Warsaw University

Dates: Mid-February to late June

Up to two IU students per year are eligible to study in Warsaw University’s School of Polish Law, where all courses are taught in English. Courses include subjects such as introduction to the Polish legal system, constitutionalism in Poland, harmonization of Polish law with the European legal system, and administrative law. Students with adequate proficiency in Polish are also eligible to take courses with Polish law students. The school also offers the Polish language and culture course in cooperation with Polonicum (the Warsaw University Institute teaching Polish as a foreign language).

University of Auckland

Dates: Semester 1 (early March to late June); Semester 2 (mid-July to mid-November)

Up to two IU students per year are eligible to study in all law subject areas in the University of Auckland LLB program in either semester. Subjects include a full range of domestic, comparative, and international law, including courses specifically related to the Treaty of Waitangi that, together with English common law, forms the basis of contemporary New Zealand law. All courses are in English.

FGV Direito Rio and FGV Direito GV São Paulo

Dates: September-December; late February-late June

Up to two Maurer students may study at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro (FGV Direito Rio) or Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School São Paulo (Direito GV) during the fall or spring semester. Both law schools, founded in 2002, were developed to meet the legal needs of a rapidly devloping society using innovative methods and programs. Direito GV in São Paulo offers the "Direito GV Global Law Program," a program in English created to introduce international law students to the Brazilian legal system and promote a broad debate on issues of global relevance in a Brazilian perspective. FGV Direito Rio offers students with functional fluency in Portuguese the opportunity to study a wide variety of courses, as well as several short courses offered in English.

Trinity College Dublin School of Law

Dates: September to December; January-May; September - August (LL.M. program)

Up to four Maurer students may study for the fall semester, spring semester or for the year at Ireland's oldest and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin, home to Ireland's most prestigious law school. Students may take classes from among the offerings for the LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at TCD. Students wishing to spend a year at TCD may be eligible to complete one of Trinity's five LL.M. degrees, including a master's thesis. This program is highly selective.

Other Opportunities

Students whose particular needs or interests are not met by the semester-length programs listed above should contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis to discuss the development of an individual study abroad program that meets both ABA and Law School regulations. There are also opportunities to study law through some of Indiana University's partner institutions.

Summer Study Abroad

Through the summer program, Indiana Law students have the opportunity to study law overseas during the summer and earn four to six credits as part of a collaborative relationship with the USD Institute on International and Comparative Law, a summer-study program sponsored by the University of San Diego School of Law. Programs in England, France, Italy, and Spain introduce students to foreign and international legal institutions during an intensive four- to five-week academic session. Each session offers courses that take advantage of the city’s unique resources, and all courses are taught in English.

The institute’s summer programs include:


The London Institute specializes in the legal aspects of international business with courses in taxation, corporations, banking, labor law, and antitrust.


The Paris Institute examines international and comparative law, focusing on cultural differences that influence international dealings. Courses are offered in public international law, European Union law, and international business transactions and related areas.


Laws that deal with artistic and intellectual productions are the focus of the Florence Institute. Courses in international art law and international intellectual property are generally offered, as well as courses in immigration law, international negotiations, international litigation, international entertainment law, and international contracts.


The Barcelona Institute specializes in European law, offering courses in European Union law, international contracts, international environmental law, and international corporations.

More Information

For more information on all international experiences, contact:
Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Programs
Phone: (812) 856-5661