Study Abroad Exchange Programs
Studying law outside the United States is an exciting opportunity available to qualifying IIT Chicago-Kent students. Spending a summer or a semester in another country is not only an eye-opening experience but also excellent preparation for understanding today's globalized legal marketplace. The Office of International Law and Policy offers a variety of programs in different countries to meet the needs of all current J.D. students. Information on each of these programs is provided below.
In accordance with Paragraph I.A.3. of the American Bar Association’s Criteria for Student Study at a Foreign Institution as amended March 2014, Chicago-Kent College of Law states the following educational objectives that it strives to achieve in permitting its students to study at foreign institutions for credit toward the J.D. degree:
Chicago-Kent strongly believes in preparing its J.D. students for practice in an increasingly globalized legal environment. Through arrangements with foreign universities and other legal institutions around the world, Chicago-Kent has created many opportunities for its J.D. students to study and gain valuable exposure to foreign legal systems in foreign countries. The particular educational objectives that the law school seeks to achieve in permitting its J.D. students to study abroad and earn credit toward the J.D. degree are: (1) exposure to the laws and legal systems of jurisdictions outside the United States and of the international legal system to better prepare students for law practice that has an increasingly globalized and transnational component, (2) to learn about the law and legal culture of foreign jurisdictions in which the student may have a particular interest or focus, (3) and to learn and experience a foreign language and culture to help students in their future careers counsel clients from particular language and cultural backgrounds.