Train with London’s Leading Legal Practitioners

Syracuse University College of Law proudly offers one of the nation’s longest-running Law in London programs, where students learn from London’s leading legal practitioners. During an eight-week summer experience, students gain international exposure to clients, partner with professionals for personalized mentoring, and enjoy boundless cultural opportunities - in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Long before the U.K. took center stage in Europe’s destiny with its vote to Brexit, Syracuse University’s College of Law recognized the U.K.’s integral political role in world affairs. For over 40 years now, the College of Law has offered our students a comprehensive introduction to London’s rich legal world, immersing ourselves in U.K. law, and living it through a panoply of internships in this unique summer program. Read more

Who is eligible?

Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. The program is approved by the ABA and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of Syracuse University College of Law. We had 23 students from Syracuse Law and other ABA-approved law schools, participate in the Law in London program during the 2017 Summer. We hope you join us in 2018!

Program Information and Application:

Program Dates: May 17, - July 7, 2018

Program Costs:

  • Tuition: $11,100 (6 credits, estimated)
  • Program Fee: $700
  • Housing in Central London: $2,450 (estimated)

Students should also plan and budget for additional expenses not covered in the Program Fee, estimated below:

  • Visa fees: $500
  • Air travel: $1,300 (group flight available)
  • Personal: $1,500
  • Meals: $1,900
  • Inter-city transportation: $300

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How will this impact my career?

Rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences cultivate a student’s ability to pursue a career in international law. Our placements include the Crown Prosecution Service, the AIRE Centre, Withers LLP, Unite the Union, MSCI, State Street Global Services, Alternative Investment Solutions, Millennium & Copthorne Holdings, and the offices of various distinguished Barristers and Solicitors in London. Individuals who attend the LondonEx are supervised by American faculty. Students engage in a variety of organized placements in criminal law and trial law, at financial and governmental institutions, and in corporate settings.

Your transcript will reflect that you have enrolled in Law 910 (6 credits): LondonEx - Clinic Internships. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade. In preparation for assignments, interns take part in an intensive course on the legal system (described below). Internship work will then be augmented by weekly seminars led by faculty and practitioners. In addition to mandatory attendance of classes and seminar sessions, program requirements include maintaining a journal and professional portfolio of your internship work, good and faithful discharge of internship responsibilities, and submission of an analytical and reflective essay on comparative (English/American) law.

The course meets for a minimum of 15 hours during the five-day orientation period. Through a series of lectures and discussions from our London summer faculty and lecturers, students receive intensive exposure in fundamental tenets of English law. The program emphasizes English legal institutions, the legal profession, court structure, and procedure in both civil and criminal cases, as well as selected areas of substantive law. Classes are supplemented by visits to one of the Inns of Court and a guided tour of "Legal London". It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements. 

You may review additional program details through Syracuse Abroad. Applications received before February 10 are given preferred consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received after will be reviewed subject to availability in the program. 

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Financial Aid and Travel Notices

Syracuse University College of Law Students who participate in the summer Law in London program may apply for Federal Direct Loans to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, and transportation to London. The SU College of Law Summer Financial Aid application will be sent to students each March. Additionally, students must have a current academic year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file. Contact the College of Law Financial Aid Office if you have questions. 

Cancellation/Refund policy: The program would be cancelled if students would be endangered for political or health reasons of there is there is insufficient student interest. In the event of cancellation, all fees which have been paid will be refunded. The Syracuse University Bursar’s Office will process all refunds due to cancellation within 5-10 business days. The Law in London program has not experienced a cancellation in its 38-year history.

U.S. State Department Travel Information: Syracuse Abroad has regular access to the U.S. Department of State Consular Information Sheets, Travel Advisories, and Worldwide Notices regarding matters that may affect the security of our participants. Resident Directors will be notified immediately of any safety concerns and will communicate those concerns and further instructions to students. They will post the notices for student, faculty and staff information. If England is declared an area of instability, participants will be notified promptly. They will be permitted to withdraw from the program and they will be refunded all fees paid except for room and board payments expended prior to the date that England was declared an area of instability.