Both J.D. and LL.M. students may take advantage of study abroad opportunities offered at Albany Law. The study abroad programs aim to create partnerships with international law schools for the exchange of faculty and students that enrich both the academic and cultural communities of each institution.
Exploring Chinese Trade with the Government Law Center
In 2011 and 2012, 30 Albany Law School students traveled through China to learn about commercial and business law. As a supplement to formal classroom instruction, the students are visiting Chinese courts, government offices, U.S.-based law firms and corporate offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meeting with Albany Law School alumni practicing in China.
Read dispatches from students and faculty in China.
Law Firm Summer Internships in Europe and Latin America
The New York State Bar Association's International Section and Albany Law School are offering summer internships at law firms in European and Latin American cities. The internships last from four to eight weeks. The participating law firms will provide the student intern with mentoring and introductory-level work experience. These experiences will vary; in the past student interns have fulfilled work assignments in various business, commercial and financial matters. It may be possible, depending upon particular circumstances, to get academic credit for the internships. While internships are unpaid, NYSBA will consider requests for financial assistance. Many of the participating law firms will provide housing and some meal support for the duration of the internship. Locations for the Summer 2017 Law Student International Internship Program currently include Buenos Aires, San Jose (Costa Rica), Asuncion (Paraguay), Panama City, Mexico City, and Vienna. Application materials should be provided to Professor Halewood by January 4, 2017. Contact Professor Halewood for more information.
Students are encouraged to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program which provides funding for study/research opportunities overseas during or after law school. See
us.fulbrightonline.org for details. Contact
Professor Halewood for more information.
More opportunities in international and comparative law at Albany Law School: International and Comparative Law at Albany Law School.