Rutgers Law offers a wide variety of opportunities for J.D. students to gain international insight and build global leadership skills—whether you want to spend a semester living abroad or take a two-week deep-dive into a specific topic with a travel study course.
If you're looking to study abroad, Rutgers Law has partnerships with international universities or you can work with your location's Dean of Students if you have a different study abroad destination in mind.
Our partner institutions include:
Travel With Your Law Class
Take one of our innovative travel study courses, where you'll immerse yourself in the study of a specific country or issue during the regular semester on campus, then travel with your classmates and professors to gain hands-on experience abroad for two to three weeks.
Past travel study courses offered include:
- South African Constitutional Law, with a trip to South Africa.
- Child Migration and U.S. Immigration Law and Policy, with a trip to Guatemala.
- Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, with a trip to Cuba.
Students interested in pursuing work internationally over summer break will find support through Rutgers Law's Center for Career Development. Our students have built global career experience in a variety of sectors, including working to improve LGBTQ rights in Chile, gaining insight into military law with the JAG Corps in South Korea, serving as an advocate at the Mongolian Gender Equality Center, and beyond.
With our deep faculty expertise and an alumni network of twenty thousand strong around the world, there's no limit to gaining global experience at Rutgers Law. You'll have access to classes on topics of international importance and clinical cases and projects that address immigration and human rights violations occurring within and beyond U.S. borders.
Our academic centers and institutes offer a plethora of programming around issues of international importance, such as immigration, climate change, and human rights. And you'll find additional access to international opportunities through our campus partners in Camden, Newark, and throughout Rutgers University.