International Exchange Program
Spend a term studying abroad
Our JD program offers valuable opportunities to for Schulich Law students to study in other countries and in other legal traditions. Students are eligible to do an exchange in their third year of the program; exchanges are normally completed over one term. Courses/Credit hours taken on exchange do count towards your degree requirements. While attending the exchange partner institution, tuition will be paid at Dalhousie.
We also offer opportunities for students from around the world to come and spend a term studying at the Schulich School of Law.
Information for Schulich Law students
Partner institutions participating in the International Exchange Program
With over 20 exchange partners, students can spend their exchanges at the following institutions:*
- Arctic University of Norway (Tromso, Norway)
- Burcerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany)
- University College Cork (Cork Ireland)
- Laval University (Quebec, Canada)
- Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
- The University of Manchester (Manchester, England)
- National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- Jindal Global Law School (Delhi, India)
- Queens University of Belfast (Northern Ireland)
- Queensland University of Technology (Queensland, Australia)
- University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
- University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway)
- University of Genoa (Genoa, Italy
- University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
- University of Southampton (Southampton, U.K.)
- University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
- Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- The North American Consortium on Legal Education (N.A.C.L.E) provides exchange opportunities for Law School students in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Up to two(2) students can be nominated per participating school for an exchange at any of of the N.A.C.L.E schools. THe schools that are included under this agreement are Schulich School of Law, and McGill University in Canada. Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Derecho and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, and Universidad Panamericana, Facultad de Derecho in Mexico University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, George Washington University Law School, University of Houston Law Center, and Southwestern Law School in the United States.
The International Linkages Committee does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. It is the responsibility of each student to verify the relevant information needed for attending the school(s) of their choice.
Apply for an International Exchange
Exchanges are available during third year of study only, and eligibility is based on having a minimum B- cumulative average.
Selection is by lottery and based upon the student's selected preference.
Students wanting more information on going on exchange please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cherilyn Macintosh, Room 439, Weldon Law Building.
An information session is held the last Tuesday in January (January 30, 2024,) with applications being due by 12:00 noon February 9, 2024 .
Online exchange program application
Credit for participation cannot be received for more than one exchange program.
International Linkages Committee
Professor Richard Devlin
Chair, International Linkages Committee
Administrative Coordinator, International Linkages
Room 439 - Weldon Law Building
Tel: 902 494 4299 email: Cherilyn.MacIntosh@Dal.ca
Please be aware that some of the partner exchange schools’ terms end later than the term ends at Dalhousie and that various consequences could flow from having to defer graduation, including issues with bar admission courses, articles, clerkships, graduate school, and other employment issues.
Please also note that all courses taken while on exchange must be approved by the Associate Dean, Academic, and it is suggested students planning on applying to go on exchange meet with the Associate Dean, Academic.