Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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.

International Human Rights Internship Program
The 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. 

Paris Summer Institute
The Paris Summer Institute is a five-week academic program in international and comparative law.  The Institute is cosponsored by Cornell Law School and  the Sorbonne Law School at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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. Contact Professor Cords

Law firm internships in Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Panama City and more

The 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. Application materials should be provided to Professor Halewood by March 4, 2014. 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