Recognizing the value of robust, international perspectives in the law and law practice, UIC Law provides a variety of international study abroad opportunities for current students, including semester-long exchange programs created in collaboration with renowned international partner schools. In a competitive legal market, studying abroad provides both academic and personal benefits, including gaining an in-depth understanding of a specific area of law, broader exposure to another legal system and culture, increased foreign language proficiency, and a network of international contacts. Students participating in these exchange programs earn academic credit towards their UIC Law degree while studying abroad.
To learn more about the application process and for details on eligibility, credit transfers, health insurance, and other important information, please review the Study Abroad FAQs available at the link below.
Schedule an Appointment
Students interested in studying abroad, should email the Center for International Law at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “Study Abroad”) to schedule an appointment to discuss options and request an application.
Travel Advisories & Student Safety
Students interested in studying abroad should review U.S. State Department country information prior to participation in their study abroad program. UIC Study Abroad Office will advise students at their law school email address of any changes in the safety of the country or travel warnings either prior to or during the semester in question.
Following the Velvet Revolution and a visit to Brno, faculty and alumni of the Law School, together with the encouragement and support of the dean of the law school, Howard T. Markey, established the Czech Slovak Legal Institute. It was an interest in helping the Czech and Slovak Republics emerge from the communist era as independent nations committed to the rule of law that led to the establishment of the institute. A variety of programs for students, attorneys, judges, and friends of the Law School were created over the years to foster a better understanding of the U.S. legal system as well as an appreciation of the cultures of the three partnering nations.