Take your law degree global
The UTS Faculty of Law offers exciting opportunities for current UTS students who want to gain international experience, either for credit towards their Law degree, or on a co-curricular basis.
Additionally, there are:
- International internships on offer
- Summer schools in Tokyo
- Master of Laws (LLM) programs in Germany, China and Japan.
Opportunities for credit towards your degree
Global exchange and study abroad
Add international experience to your degree by studying subjects at a UTS global exchange partner around the world. UTS’s Global Exchange program gives you the opportunity to study overseas for one or two teaching sessions at a UTS partner university in Asia, Europe or the Americas. With 248 exchange agreements with partners in more than 50 countries and territories, UTS has one of the largest international exchange programs in Australia.
UTS Law offers numerous overseas internship placements with our international partners in different countries and regions so you can learn in the real world for subject credit.
International and Comparative Study in Law
International and Comparative Study in Law (76099 for UG students, or 78293 for JD students) enables students to study a specialised short course overseas and gain subject credit in their law degree. This subject provides students with an opportunity to develop their international and comparative legal knowledge, while at the same time, develop legal skills taught in other legal traditions and cultures.
Students may choose from a range of faculty recommendations for the overseas short course, such as those outlined in the Summer Schools section below, or alternatively may identify their own subject for study. The following are possible short course features that the Faculty may consider acceptable for recognition:
- A course presented by an overseas university;
- A structured learning experience (this may include field trips, on-location visits and lectures, and some cultural activities);
- The course’s content is within the discipline of law (this may include interdisciplinary subjects, theoretical subjects, as well as practical subjects);
- While typically taught intensively, the length of the subject will be an equivalent of 24 full time hours (for post graduate students) and 36 full time hours (for undergraduate students);
- A UTS Law Faculty led overseas study tour, which would contain most of the above features.
Before enrolling into this subject students must:
- Consult and seek approval (in writing) from the subject coordinator that the overseas short course will be appropriate for UTS credit, and
- Conclude enrolment in the short course overseas.
All financial, travel and visa requirements are dependent upon the host country and are to be negotiated by the student.
There are several summer school programs that are offered to current UTS Law students through our overseas education partners:
- Meiji University's Cool Japan Summer Program - Tokyo, Japan
- Meiji University's Law in Japan Program - Tokyo, Japan
Some funding may be available for students to assist with participation with some summer schools.
Next steps for studying with another University?
Once you’ve decided you’re keen to jet set with your degree, you need to consider the following steps and action anything needed:
- Have I got 6 credit points available within my law electives on my study plan?
- Have I read the UTS Handbook in relation to concurrent study at another University?
- Once I’ve enquired with the host university and found out key details, have I applied for a concurrent study application at the UTS Student Centre?
- Once I’m approved to undertake this subject there is no need for me to enrol into any equivalent subject here at the UTS Faculty of Law.
- Upon completion of the subject, I must submit a copy of the concurrent study approval notification and a certified copy of my academic transcript with the grading system issued by the host university/institution in order to receive credit for an unspecified elective on my study plan.
- I understand that for these external programs, I will need to cover the costs for enrolment in the subject (these include but are not limited to costs such as flights, insurance, accommodation, living expenses, etc).
After taking these key steps, you can touch base with the UTS Student Centre for more information.
BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) is a leadership program that is free to join and open to all UTS students. BUILD provides you with a range of opportunities, locally and internationally, which will help you to develop your skills, broaden your horizons and build your leadership potential.
Explore the range of short-term overseas programs on offer, including summer schools, experiential learning programs, conferences and volunteering opportunities, offered through the BUILD program.
Explore these opportunities to study the Master of Laws (LLM) program overseas:
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Global Scholarships (PDF) available to study the LLM in International Economic Law, LLM in Chinese Business Law, and LLM in Common Law in 2017/8
- Humboldt University, Berlin Germany
One-year full-time LLM program in International Dispute Resolution (IDR)
- Keio University, Tokyo Japan
LLM in Global Legal Practice taught in English, the first of its kind within a Japanese law school
- Peking University (PDF), Beijing China
One-year full-time LLM in Chinese Law, focusing on Chinese civil and commercial law and taught in English
- Renmin Law School, Beijing China
Two- year English taught program focusing on dissertation writing, legal practice and internships. Scholarships available.
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