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Study Abroad at Fordham Law

See the World, Nurture Your Career

At Fordham Law, our 14 semester programs, 5 year-long programs, and 3 summer programs complement our incredibly strong international law classes offered in New York. Every year, law students can opt to see the world while studying law and gaining invaluable work experience in one of Fordham Law’s three summer study abroad programs—in Ireland, Ghana, and Korea—as well as in a dozen more programs during the academic year.

“I interned with two judges of the High Court in Dublin,” says Roger Hewer-Candee ’20, a graduate who participated in Fordham Law’s Belfast/Dublin Summer Program, which provides a deep dive into international law and dispute resolution. Indeed, Fordham is the only U.S. law program to ever produce interns in the highest courts of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

“It is a very special experience to go behind the scenes and be able to talk to a judge in real time about how they are responding to written and oral submissions and formulating their opinion,” says Hewer-Candee, who went on to intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maine after his experience in Ireland.

Students also meet with high-level government officials and civil rights leaders and get to know the real Northern Ireland, speaking with former paramilitaries on the Republican and Loyalist sides as well as dispute mediators to achieve a better understanding of how the peace process unfolded.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
“I think about all the people I never thought I’d meet, and all the places I never thought I’d go, and I feel so lucky that I participated in the program.”
For Paul Guiguis ’21, being part of the Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law in Seoul, Korea, changed the way he saw the world. “It was especially fascinating to have discussions with the Korean students to understand their perspectives. We learned about the delicate balance between the country’s executive and judicial branches, discussing both historical cases and current events. On a visit to the Supreme Court, two Justices sat down for a Q&A session with us. Then, of course, there’s Seoul, one of the most delicious cities in the world. I think about all the people I never thought I’d meet and all the places I never thought I’d go, and I feel so lucky that I participated in the program.”

Study Abroad Quick Facts

  • For 21 years, Fordham Law’s Belfast/Dublin program has been offering students a deep dive into issues of human rights and conflict resolution in Northern Ireland, with over 30 extraordinary externships in Dublin and Belfast, including with the Irish Supreme Court and the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.
  • The Leitner Center’s Crowley Program in International Human Rights sponsors a unique annual overseas Human Rights Fact-Finding Project that allows select students to engage in fieldwork-centered human rights investigations.
  • Each summer, the Fordham Leitner Center for International Law and Justice funds international internships for students to work with human rights organizations around the world.
  • The programs in Ghana, Ireland, and Korea all encourage internships as well as classes.

Study Abroad Programs

Semester Abroad
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
(São Paulo)
China University of Politics and Law (Beijing)
East China University of Politics and Law (Shanghai)
Bucerius Law School
Jindal Global Law School
Tel Aviv University
Bocconi Law School (Milan)
European University Institute (Florence)
University of Padova
Waseda Law School (Tokyo)
University of Amsterdam
ESADE (Barcelona)
University of Lucerne
National Taiwan University
Summer Abroad
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)(Accra)
Queen’s University and University College Dublin (Belfast & Dublin)
Sungkyunkwan University College of Law (SKKU) (Seoul)
Yearlong – double degree
Fudan Law School
Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
LUISS Guido Carli (Rome)
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid)