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.
The Paris Summer Comparative Law ProgramStudents attend in June, in partnership with the University of Paris Ouest (Nanterre La Defense) and Golden Gate University's School of Law. All classes are held at the Nanterre campus on the western edge of Paris, and are team-taught by a French professor and a professor from the United States. Most students reside in dorm-style studio apartments on the beautiful campus of the Cité International Université de Paris, located in southern Paris (14th arrondissement). Contact Academic Affairs at 518-445-3235.
International Human Rights Internship ProgramThe International Human Rights Internship Program provides students with opportunities to undertake summer legal internships outside the United States—a unique opportunity to put their legal education to work in real-life legal settings to broaden awareness of international law and opportunities for transnational practice. Students are placed with courts in South Africa and Australia, with public interest law and non-governmental organizations in South Africa, Australia and Ireland, and with human rights organizations in Geneva. Funding is offered for many of the internships.
Exploring Chinese Trade with the Government Law CenterIn 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. Contact Professor Cords.
Law firm internships in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Bergamo, Casablanca, Panama City and moreThe New York State Bar Association's International Section and Albany Law School are offering internships for U.S. law students in law firms in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Bergamo, Casablanca, Panama City, Guatemala City, Mexico City and Bogatá. The internships last from four to six weeks. While internships are unpaid and not for academic credit, the NYSBA has limited financial assistance available to help cover costs. Deadlines are Jan. 23 for Mexico City, and Jan. 25 for all other programs. Contact Professor Halewood for more information.
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