The College of Law study abroad program is designed to enhance the legal education of students, help prepare them for practice in the international law area, and provide students the opportunity to appreciate other cultures. Students can choose to spend a summer at the FSU Summer Program in Law at Oxford, devote a semester of study abroad in one of the exchange programs in The Netherlands, Australia or China, or pursue an international externship for a semester. See the Externship Programs section of the Web site for information on those programs.
Summer Program in Law at Oxford
The College of Law annually sponsors a five-and-a-half-week summer semester of legal studies at the University of Oxford in England. The Summer Program in Law is the oldest summer program at Oxford offered by an American law school. Approximately 45 students from the United States and Canada attend each year. Students may earn up to six semester hours of course credit for participation. Students in the program have a unique opportunity to study comparative law and the history and development of English common law and common law institutions in their native setting. Tenured law faculty from the University of Oxford and Florida State University provide instruction for the program. Students reside at St. Edmund Hall, the Oxford College, which traces its origins to the 13th century, when Edmund of Abingdon, lecturer and later Archbishop of Canterbury, lived and taught at the site now occupied by "Teddy" Hall. For more information on the Summer Program in Law at Oxford, click here.
International Exchange Programs
The Florida State College of Law has active Exchange Programs with five universities allowing FSU students to attend a semester at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, Erasmus University in Rotterdam and , The Netherlands, and the and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China. This exchange of students has increased the opportunities for Florida State students to study abroad and has enlivened the international culture on our campus. A limited number of second- and third-year students are chosen each year to attend.
Click on the links below for more information about our exchange programs.