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Summer Abroad Programs

Broaden your law school experience by taking advantage of one of McGeorge's unique summer programs. Opportunities exist to gain international perspective and insight by not only taking classes, but also by participating in field placements and practicums. Use credits earned through a Summer Abroad practicum or externship towards meeting your Advanced Lawyering Curriculum requirement.

  • Participate in a bilingual externship in Latin America.
  • Take substantive law classes taught in Spanish and English in Antigua, Guatemala.
  • Improve your Spanish.
  • Learn from European and American faculty in a long-standing program on International Studies in Salzburg, Austria.

Antigua, Guatemala

Courses from May 24 to June 16, 2017, externship from June 19 to Aug. 7, 2017

The Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala is a truly bilingual and inter-cultural approach to legal education. It offers substantive law classes about Latin America taught in Spanish and English as well as bilingual externships. It allows students the opportunity to study with Latin American students. Program participants will gain professional legal and inter-cultural experience useful in the practice of law in Latin America or to work with Latino clients in the United States.

Students with basic Spanish language proficiency may also participate in the program by enrolling in a substantive law class taught in English and the Lawyering Across Boarders Course.

Salzburg, Austria

July 2 to July 21, 2017

Salzburg, Austria has been the site of the McGeorge School of Law annual Summer Program on International Legal Studies since 1974. The three-week program in Salzburg offers international and comparative law courses in public and commercial law fields. Courses are taught by European and American faculty. 

Semester Abroad Exchange Programs

Add a true international dimension to your J.D. program by participating in a Semester Abroad Exchange Program, spending a semester studying law at a university in another country. This program gives you an opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of another country’s legal system and culture. Gaining a global perspective is essential in today’s legal practice.

McGeorge currently has exchange agreements with four different universities:

Approved classes taken at these universities will qualify for credit towards your J.D. degree. Some of these universities teach a full array of courses in English; others require proficiency in the local language.


Contact the Summer Abroad Programs
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA  95817
Email | 916.739.7350

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