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Global Law Seminar: Dubai

Dates: 30 August–8 December 2023 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 17 February 2023

Learn law in Dubai! Take international law and business courses while participating in an exciting externship with providers actively involved in international transactions and litigation. Dubai is an English-speaking city at the center of countless global deals and is a key hub for the Middle East; it is also one of the safest and most modern places to live, with world-class public transportation. Experience a semester learning law in one of the world’s most important cities.

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Eric Jensen
504 JRCB
(801) 422-2159


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will spend approximately thirty hours per week working at their externship (for 6–9 credit hours) and then will take one or two 3-credit classes to be taught by distance learning, such as:

LAW 602—Administrative Law
LAW 659—Public International Law

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Students pay full-time Law School tuition which will cover housing, externship placement, online instruction by law faculty, and international health insurance coverage. Additionally, a nonrefundable $200 deposit will be required in order to secure placement in the program if accepted.

Does not include airfare, visa, local transportation in Dubai, personal expenses, or meals.

Cost for Accompanying spouses: $5,500 (approx.)

Accompanying spouse cost covers Latter-day Saint BYU Graduate tuition for 1 credit hour and housing in Dubai.

Does not include airfare, local transportation in Dubai, personal expenses, or meals.

Any accompanying children are required to have international health insurance coverage through the program, which costs an additional $500 per child.
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Funding Sources

Regular full-time, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program.

Students accepted to the program must participate in a required 1 credit hour prep course, which will include instructions regarding respecting the host country’s culture and laws.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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BYU Law will coordinate with the students and provide acceptable living arrangements for the duration of the externship. Accommodations will be apartment-style living so the students can cook their own meals.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be enrolled in the J.D. program at the Law School and must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 17 February 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Professor Eric Jensen
504 JRCB
(801) 422-2159

Professor Lily Mott
551 JRCB
(801) 422-1552

Professor Aaron Nielson
516 JRCB
(801) 422-2669
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.