Study abroad options
Earn part of your law degree while living in a foreign country. As a student of Mitchell Hamline, you can choose from several summer, J-term, spring break, or semester-abroad programs.
Mitchell Hamline in London
Two exceptional programs, each with expert faculty, in one dynamic location
Global Arbitration Law and Practice Certificate
Offered through Mitchell Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute, the Global Arbitration Law and Practice Certificate: National and Transborder Perspectives focuses on international arbitration. The program consists of a 4-week curriculum of intensive courses in London, all taught by prominent members of the transborder arbitration bar and academic leaders in the area.
International Comparative Law: Business and Immigration
- Doing Deals Across the World: Advising Global Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
- Movement of Workers and Comparative Asylum Law, Practice & Procedure: Can They Stay, or Must They Go? (3 credits)
An exceptional opportunity for a true comparative law experience. Students can take one or both courses.
Over the course of four weeks in June and July, study the law with international scholars, top practitioners, and students from the United States and Britain. In-depth courses are comprised of a combination of lectures, class discussion, and extensive small group break-out sessions that require hands-on practical application of topics under discussion.
Jerusalem: Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions
Offered through Mitchell Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute in cooperation with the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions gives students a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on the interaction of law and religion, while challenging assumptions and beliefs. Learn traditional dispute resolution methods and values and explore the religious, political, and culturally diverse society in Israel and Palestine
Study at a foreign institution
Mitchell Hamline students may earn credit toward graduation in a study abroad program established by an ABA-approved law school, as provided by Mitchell Hamline’s policies. In rare instances, Mitchell Hamline may allow students to receive credit for study of law outside the country in a program operated by a foreign institution rather than by an ABA-approved law school. Mitchell Hamline’s educational objective for permitting a student to study law outside of the United States in a program operated by a foreign institution is to provide a student with the opportunity to learn about a foreign legal system in an immersive setting. Specific goals of foreign study in a program operated by a foreign institution include providing students:
- An opportunity to develop in-depth substantive knowledge of other legal systems beyond the curriculum offered in Mitchell Hamline’s approved study-abroad programs or other study-abroad programs established by ABA-approved law schools.
- Exposure to legal systems outside of the United States, through the direct interaction with judges, lawyers, faculty, and students from other legal systems to better understand legal processes and reasoning.
Approval of credit for study in a program operated by a foreign institution is only possible if the student, prior to study, has met the ABA Criteria for Accepting Credit for Student Study at a Foreign Institution and received prior approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.