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.
The current international opportunities are:
- Global exchange and study abroad (credit-bearing)
- Global Short Programs (credit-bearing)
- International internships (credit-bearing)
- International and Comparative Study in Law (credit-bearing)
- Faculty recommended overseas short courses
- Faculty led study tours
- Student identified and faculty approved overseas study
- BUILD (Co-curricular)
- Immersion programs (Co-curricular)
- Master of Laws overseas (Beyond UTS)
Opportunities for credit towards your degree
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.
Global Short Programs offers UTS students opportunities to participate in international short-term programs, delivered overseas or virtually, during UTS session breaks. These programs allow students to experience other cultures whilst cultivating new perspectives and learning a broad range of skills that will help them thrive in the future. Global Short Programs opportunities include summer or winter schools at partner universities, experiential learning programs, and international internships. All Global Short Programs are approved by faculties and eligible students can receive academic credit and financial assistance.
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 (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.
This subject enables students to choose from a range of faculty recommendations for the overseas short course, such as those outlined in the Summer Schools section below. Alternatively students may identify their own subject for study.
Overseas short courses
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.
In 2021 the Faculty will offer current undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in two international study tours. Relevant scholarship and/or travel grant might be available to support students' travel overseas.
- Beijing Summer School: Introduction to Chinese Commercial Law - January 2021
- Malawi's criminal justice system - December 2021
Please note that these programs will only go ahead when government and university travel policies allow. We will be monitoring the situation and communicating to students well in advance.
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.
Extend your global learning beyond travel and starting building your global mindset with UTS BUILD. BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) is an extra-curricular global leadership program with a mission to develop self-aware, informed and active global citizens and leaders. Starting with your identity as a global citizen, the program exposes you to global issues and ideas and develops your leadership skills to deliver positive global impact. Participate in interactive workshops, learn from inspiring speakers, join field trips, community activities and much more. Include an immersive overseas experience through Global Short Programs, Global Exchange or In-Country Studies to help you put your learning into practice. All these experiences earn points towards your completion. In addition to a completion certificate, the program is recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
The India Immersion Program will allow students to participate in seminars, lectures and field visits with leading academics and professionals from a variety of industries. The course provides its participants with an introduction to India's diverse regulatory, business and social impact landscape.
Explore these opportunities to study the Master of Laws (LLM) program overseas:
- King's College London is now fast-tracking applications from UTS Law students for the Master of Laws 1-year FT program in 2021.
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Global Scholarships available to study the LLM in International Economic Law, LLM in Chinese Business Law, and LLM in Common Law
- 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and assistance with your application.
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