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:
- Social Movements and Human Rights in Buenos Aires (SIT) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Policy, Law, and Regional Autonomy in Bilbao (SIT) - Bilbao, Spain
- Politics, Law, and International Relations in Maastricht - Maastricht, The Netherlands
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.
The Role of the Office of Study Abroad and of the Study Abroad Liaison
The Office of Study Abroad should be able to answer most of your questions about the application process and your options. If you have questions about whether a specific class is likely to count for Minor credit, contact Prof. Daniel Breen, Legal Studies' Study Abroad Liaison (SAL).