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Global Law Seminar

Dates: 6 January–11 April 2025 approximately
Application Deadline: 5 July 2024

Central and South America: Gain valuable experience in a legal externship with firms and organizations located in such cities as Mexico City, Mexico, Asunción, Paraguay, and São Paulo, Brazil while learning about international transactions and corporate law during a semester abroad. Improve language skills while addressing interesting U.S. issues related to immigration, trade, and business.

Eastern Asia: As an important region of international transactions and human rights organizations, externships in cities like Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan offer meaningful opportunities for BYU law students to achieve a global perspective of legal topics. Learn about international business transactions and public international law from experts at BYU and be mentored by your externship provider, while living in a beautiful international city for a semester.

Western Asia: Earn law school credit through an exciting externship with providers actively involved in international transactions and litigation while studying international legal topics remotely. Work and study in cities such as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which 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.

Western Europe: Take courses in corporate and international law while participating in an externship with providers such as the United Nations, UK barristers’ chambers, international law firms, the U.S. State Department, international trade or human rights organizations, and businesses in the financial sector. You will spend the semester living in cities like London, England, Berlin, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, which are epicenters of the global legal market and public international law. Study at the crossroads of the U.S. and European law.

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Contact Us

Eric Jensen
504 JRCB
(801) 422-2159

Lily Mott
553 JRCB
(801) 422-1552


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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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 law classes to be taught by distance learning, such as:

LAW 620—National Security Law
LAW 635—Federal Courts
LAW 639—International Business Transactions
LAW 718—Information Privacy

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 plus a $1,700 program fee. $200 of this program fee is a nonrefundable deposit required to secure placement in the program if accepted. These fees cover housing, externship placement, online instruction by law faculty, and international health insurance coverage.

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

Cost for Accompanying spouses: $4,000 (approx.) Accompanying spouse cost covers Latter-day Saint BYU undergraduate tuition for 1 credit hour and housing. Does not include airfare, local ground transportation, visa, 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 BYU tuition scholarships, 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 preparation course (LAW 795R) during Term 1 of Fall semester 2024, which will include international law topics and instructions regarding respecting the host country’s culture and laws.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will 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 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 page.

Application Deadline: 5 July 2024
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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
553 JRCB
(801) 422-1552
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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.