Legal Studies Program

Study Abroad


The Legal Studies Program encourages students to study abroad because such experiences encourage students to think about Legal Studies through different cultural contexts. Minors can count up to two Study Abroad courses for Legal Studies credit.

In recent years, students have taken courses ranging from "Humanitarian Law & Armed Conflict" and "Labor Law & Workplace Justice" to "Introduction to Forensic Psychology & the Law. " The Legal Studies Program will approve Study Abroad courses, including internship courses, if they align sufficiently with the typical objectives and content of the program’s course offerings.

List of Approved Programs with Legal Studies Coursework

To explore your options, review the Office of Study Abroad's Brandeis Approved Programs List for a a comprehensive list of programs that offer Legal Studies coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internship courses or research. For example, the following are a few of the over 60 Study Abroad programs with Legal Studies coursework that you can choose from:

Additional programs might have acceptable coursework. If you have questions about whether a particular course would be appropriate, please check with our Study Abroad Liaison.

Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. As every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for Legal Studies here.

Receiving Credit in Legal Studies

Students wishing to receive credit in Legal Studies for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. All students as part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form for final and formal review.