Virtually all Stanford Law graduates will, at some point in their careers, encounter foreign legal systems, work with lawyers from different cultures, or represent clients from other countries. To help students prepare for work in a more global world, Stanford Law has launched an exchange program, the Foreign Legal Study Pro
gram, as part of the curriculum. Partner schools, through which students will earn credit toward their JD while abroad, include Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany; European University Institute in Florence, Italy; and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Other partners will be added in the future.
“Studying at a foreign law school will give our students a unique perspective on foreign legal systems,” says Allen S. Weiner ’89, senior lecturer in law and co-director of the Stanford Program in International Law and the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. “Integrating into another culture to gain an insight not only into foreign law and legal institutions but also into how future lawyers from other countries reason, argue, and solve legal problems will be invaluable to our graduates as they begin their careers.”
Additionally, a select number of visiting students from our partner schools will be accepted to study at Stanford Law School. Participation in the Foreign Legal Study Program is scheduled to begin this fall. To learn more about the program, visit www.law.stanford.edu/program/centers/spil/foreign_study.