Study Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of studying abroad in an exciting and exotic location? Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers exceptional opportunities to do just that with two major programs that the law school created and administers - one in China and one in the South of France.

Nice, France

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in cooperation with the La Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Nice presents Summer Study Abroad Program in Nice, France. Students may earn 4 summer credits in 4 weeks while studying on the French Riviera. The courses have an international focus and compare American and European approaches to law. Classes are held mornings only and are taught in English. 

Where: France: French Riviera, Nice

When: Summer

Curriculum Highlights: The courses are International Human Rights; International Business Transactions; International Intellectual Property and Constitutional Law in a Global Context taught by Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Classes are in the morning, Monday through Thursday and taught in English.

Overview: The Thomas Jefferson Law Nice Program runs from June 27, 2016 and ends on July 21, 2016.

Setting Description: The University of Nice School of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international and comparative law in a city that is both beautiful and rich in European culture and history.

Program Value: The Nice Program is designed to encourage students to experience international law in an international setting, to exchange ideas with students from a different land, and to explore cultural differences that influence international business and legal transactions. Students are drawn from law schools across the United States and the world. Apply Now, for this unforgettable experience.

Program Cost: Tuition $3,000.00

Subjects: International Studies, Legal Studies


Hangzhou, China

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in cooperation with one of the most prestigious universities in China, Zhejiang University, presents a three week, ABA approved, International and Comparative Law Study Abroad Program in Hangzhou, China, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The program gives students the opportunity to earn 4 credits in just 3 weeks. Classes are held mornings only and taught in English.

Where: China: Beijing, Hangzhou

When: Summer

Curriculum Highlights: Students may choose to take two of the four courses offered. The courses are International Business Transactions; International Entertainment Law; International Intellectual Property Law; and Chinese Legal Systems and Its reforms. Morning classes, held Monday through Friday, are taught in English. Distinguished faculty will include four professors from the Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law.

Setting Description: Centrally situated in one of the most beautiful cities in China and within walking distance of the famous West Lake, Zhejiang University College of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international and comparative law. Classes are held Monday through Friday, in the morning, Students will have afternoons and weekends to travel.

Program Value: The China Program is designed to encourage students to experience international law in an international setting, to exchange ideas with students from a different land, and to explore cultural differences that influence international business and legal transactions. Students are drawn from law schools across the United States and the world. Chinese students fluent in English and currently studying law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law will actively participate in the program.

Program Cost: Tuition $3,000.00

Subjects: International Studies, Legal Studies


Visitor Exchange Programs

Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers some very special foreign study exchange opportunities for our students at various Universities around the globe, including University of Burgundy School of Law in Dijon, France; University of Nice, France; Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School in Hangzhou, China.