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Study Abroad

Whether your career goals involve international business, human rights, immigration or cultural awareness, Willamette University College of Law's study abroad programs can open doors to opportunity and awareness. We offer three international experiences that each provide a rich blend of coursework and practical education to prepare you for successful careers in national and international spheres.

Summer Study in Shanghai

East China University of Politics and Law
Shanghai, China

Started in 1984, Willamette's four-week Summer Study in Shanghai is a legal and cultural exchange between the East and West. It is the oldest law school summer exchange program in China and has served as a model for other study abroad programs in China.

The program provides six hours of transferable, ABA-approved credit. Classes are taught in English. Read more

The top-ranked host school, East China University of Politics and Law, is China's leading institution in the burgeoning fields of trade and investment. The school is located in the heart of central Shanghai, China's largest city, leading port and commercial trade center. Students from around the world participate in the program, particularly from the United States, Australia and Canada, and from South Korea, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Study in Germany

Bucerius Law School
Hamburg, Germany

In 2002, the College of Law introduced a fall semester study program at Bucerius Law School that is the only ABA-approved semester program for legal instruction at a private law school in Europe. The school's dean and faculty are recognized as some of the world's leading experts in international and comparative law. At Bucerius, students learn from a corps of energetic, multilingual law professors who, together with leading practitioners, teach a global law curriculum. Courses are offered in English and German. Read more

Study in Ecuador

Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

The College of Law administers a spring semester study program at the premier law school of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador for second- and third-year law students. Since 1995, the program has provided participants with an intensive concentration on the fundamentals of a civil law system and Latin American legal institutions. Participants take law courses in Spanish. Read more